Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced Thursday that the club will not exercise their options on goalkeeper Brian Sylvestre, midfielder Tiago Ulisses, and striker Etienne Barbara.
Roster changes will not be reflected prior to December 2, following the league’s Roster Freeze.
Sylvestre, 19, leaves Whitecaps FC after making a total of four appearances during the past two seasons with the club’s MLS Reserve League side. The native of Hollywood, Florida, also made five appearances for Whitecaps FC U-23 during last year’s United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League campaign. Sylvestre originally joined the club in February 2010.
Ulisses, 23, moves on after initially signing with the Blue and White last August. During his brief spell in Vancouver, the native of São Paulo, Brazil, started two matches for Whitecaps FC reserves.
Barbara, 30, leaves Whitecaps FC after joining the club last January. The native of Pietà, Malta, made two substitute appearances in MLS, plus two further appearances in this year’s Amway Canadian Championship for Vancouver. The striker also started six matches for the ‘Caps reserves in 2012.