Vancouver Whitecaps FC Extend Andrés Cubas' Contract
In an announcement made on Tuesday, Vancouver Whitecaps FC revealed that they have extended the contract of defensive midfielder Andrés Cubas until the 2026 MLS season, with the option for an additional year in 2027. The 27-year-old Paraguay international will continue to be a Designated Player for the team, having initially joined them last season after his stint with French second-division club Nîmes Olympique.
Axel Schuster, the sporting director of Whitecaps FC, expressed his satisfaction with Cubas' performance since his arrival in April 2022. Schuster described him as an integral part of their system and one of the top players in his position in the league. The club is delighted to have secured Cubas' services in the long term, as he has already contributed to their back-to-back Canadian Championships. They believe he will play a significant role in achieving their goals not only this year but also in the future.
During his time with Vancouver, Cubas has accumulated impressive statistics, including one goal and one assist in 36 regular-season appearances, with 34 of those matches as a starter. He played a crucial role in both of the club's successful CanChamp finals in 2022 and 2023, which propelled them to the subsequent Concacaf Champions Cup.
Before his time in Vancouver, Cubas developed his skills at Boca Juniors in Argentina. Furthermore, he has represented Paraguay in various competitions, participating in 14 matches across World Cup qualifiers, Copa America, and friendly matches.