The player of last resort.
The job is to keep the ball out.
For your review, sixteen minutes and fourteen seconds of Caíque Luiz Santos da Purificação doing the job.

Caique can not wait for the opportunity to start a new section of his highlight reel with Rochester New York Football Club during the 2022 MLS Next Pro season.

“I'm super happy and motivated with this opportunity, I can't wait to wear this shirt. I thank God, the coach, and the whole committee and together with the board for this opportunity, I hope to achieve our goals. I'm ready to honor on and off the field this shirt.”

Happiness - in fact a joy in playing the game, motivation, and seizing the opportunity you are presented with are all essential elements of #BelieveImpossible.

However, the six foot-five-inch former Brazilian under-20 international also made an impression on RNY FC Head Coach Bruno Baltazar’s with both his experience and pedigree.

“In Caique, we are getting a top-class goalkeeper, former Brazilian U20 international, that gives the safety and the experience in goal that the team needs.”


With training camp set to begin next month and RNY FC returning to the field this spring, supporters are beginning to look for clues as to how the team will play in their return to the field in 2022.

A left footed center-back.

A Brazilian goalkeeper.

Are these, perhaps, clues to the DNA of the Rochester New York Football Club playing model?

If they are, then Sporting Director Lee Tucker is not ready to talk about it. What he is ready to talk about is the satisfaction of landing an international goalkeeper of Caique’s class.

“His resume speaks for itself. It is such a critical position and to get someone of his calibre is really satisfying.”

The next chapter in Caique’s career meets the first chapter of #BelieveImpossible in MLS Next Pro 2022.

Rochester New York Football Club has signed Goalkeeper Caíque Luiz Santos da Purificação on loan to MLS NEXT Pro as a PROFESSIONAL contract, pending league and U.S. Soccer Federation approval, in addition to his ITC and work authorization.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Transaction: Rochester New York FC signs Caíque Luiz Santos da Purificação to MLS NEXT Pro PROFESSIONAL contract.

Name: Caíque Luiz Santos da Purificação

Pronunciation: KAA-eek

Position: Goalkeeper

DOB: July 31, 1997(24)

Birthplace: Salvador, Brazil

Height: 6 FT AND 5 IN

Nationality: Brazil

Last Club: EC Vitoria