LAFC acquire Maxime Crépeau from the Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Just announced, LAFC acquire Maxime Crépeau who had a tremendous season with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The 27-year-old Canadian goalkeeper recorded six shutouts in 27 appearances and registered a save percentage of 75%.
It was also a career-high in shutouts for Crépeau, who was named the 2021 Whitecaps FC Player of the Year, an accolade he also received back in 2019 for the same club. LAFC acquire Maxime Crépeau on a $1 million exchange in General Allocation Money (GAM), along with a 2025 MLS SuperDraft first round pick. LAFC will also receive conditional GAM if specific performance goals are hit.
Based on Crépeau’s roster status, Whitecaps FC will receive $250,000 in 2022 GAM, $250,000 in 2023 GAM, and $500,000 in GAM between 2023, 2024, and/or 2025. If goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau is transferred to an international club, Whitecaps FC will keep a portion of the transfer price. This GAM transfer is the highest for a goalkeeper of one of the most expensive in MLS history.
Bienvenue @MaxCrepeau! 🖤💛#LAFC pic.twitter.com/js9VY6KJNH
— LAFC (@LAFC) January 21, 2022
“From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank everyone within the Vancouver Whitecaps organization for all of their support since day one”, said Crépeau. “Furthermore, I am extremely grateful to the amazing fan base and supporters in the great city of Vancouver, you always had my back.”
Goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau is a member of the Canadian National Team and has made 14 appearances for his country and is now preparing for World Cup qualifying matches alongside his teammates. A Quebec native, he began his career with the Montreal Impact Academy before making his MLS debut against the New York Red Bulls in 2017. In 2018, Crépeau was on loan with Montreal’s USL club, the Ottawa Fury, where he established USL history by being the first player to record 15 shutouts in a single season.
Although hurt with a fractured thumb for a majority of 2021, LAFC acquire Maxime Crépeau after making 57 MLS regular season starts in his career for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, which includes one Playoff match and three Canadian Championship matches. Goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau has appeared in 60 regular season games, playing 5,368 minutes with 12 shutouts recorded.