MLS: Stephanie Labbe becomes general manager of the women’s section of the Whitecaps

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps have hired former Canadian national team goaltender Stephanie Labbe as general manager of the club’s women’s program.

In a statement sent Thursday, the Whitecaps said Labbe would « oversee and transform » this program.

Among its tasks is that of evaluating the feasibility of developing a national women’s league, which would include a professional club in Vancouver.

Aged 35, Labbe announced in January that she was ending her playing career, she who was then playing for Paris Saint-Germain.

Labbe played a crucial role in Canada’s Olympic gold medal win at the Tokyo Games. She also won a bronze medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016.

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