The Vancouver Whitecaps have attempted to adress their biggest roster hole in 2014, by acquiring Striker Octavio Rivero from O'Higgins FC from Chile's Primera Division.
Here's what we know about the kid, via the Whitecaps official press release:
- Scored 10 goals in 16 matches during the 2014 Torneo Apertura with O'Higgins FC (0.70 goals per 90 minutes)
- Named the best striker in the Chilean Primera Division, as voted by his peers, during the 2014 Torneo Apertura by newspaper El Mercurio
- Scored 23 goals in 52 career matches in Uruguay and Chile
- Represented Uruguayan U-17 national team
It's impossible to know what the Whitecaps have added until we see him step foot on the pitch in training camp. For right now though, it's hard not to be optimistic because the Whitecaps finally have options at the striker position outside of Erik Hurtado and Darren Mattocks, and other players that simply couldn't get the job done.
Who knows, it may even motivate them to train even harder during this off-season, knowing they've got some competition waiting for them when they head back to BC Place in 2015.
What do you think? Have the Whitecaps made a good move?