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Whitecaps to Pick Up Option on David Ousted

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A report from the Vancouver Province says Ousted's contract has been extended.

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

According to Marc Weber of the Vancouver Province, the Vancouver Whitecaps will pick up the option on Goalkeeper David Ousted's contract after this season. Ousted is a leftover from the Martin Rennie era, and while the Dane had a slow start with the 'Caps, he's had a very solid 2014 campaign.

As Weber notes in the article, Ousted has started every game for the Whitecaps this season, a consistent presence in net the team hasn't seen since Joe Cannon started 26 games in net during the 2012 season. (Even still, Cannon's position was usurped at the end of the year by Brad Knighton.) This really is the first year in recent memory the position hasn't been in question. The only time Paolo Tornaghi has seen the pitch during the regular season so far has been when he's run on to it to celebrate a teammates' goal.

Interestingly enough, Ousted is listed as the second highest paid 'keeper in MLS, at $266,156 on the books. That's a decent chunk of change, and it's a little easier to swallow a number like that when Ousted has picked up his game like he has this year. He sits just outside the top 10 in saves in MLS with 58, and his 1.32 GAA is sixth among keepers who have had at least 15 starts. Finally, his six clean sheets rank fourth in the league, behind  three players tied at seven.

So, do you like the move? Is Ousted deserving of being the second-highest paid keeper in the league? Let us know.