If you're jonesing for some Whitecaps news, you're in luck my friends.
First, a report from Canadian Soccer News.com says the Whitecaps are bringing in Crispin Orlando, a Kenyan midfielder on a trial. I've never heard of this kid, but it speaks well to his playing ability that the 'Caps have brought him in for a look-see.
Then, reports have surfaced this week saying that Omar Salgado, former first overall pick, is being quietly shopped by the club. Of course, Salgado is far to young to truly judge based on playing ability, but I'm actually for this deal to happen.
Look, we've got plenty of bodies up front. We need help at mid, and we need depth and a future stud on the backline. If Salgado, who's stock should still be pretty high, can fetch us someone valuable, the Whitecaps would have to act on it.
I have nothing against Omar, who is actually a really nice guy. He's been courteous to me the few times I've spoken with him, and he seems to be well liked in the locker room.
That being said, pro sports is a business and sometimes, deals need to be made. Salgado may have great potential in the MLS, but the Whitecaps need to fill holes on other parts of their roster.