Looks like an injury riddled 2015 for Pedro Morales hasn't shaken the Whitecaps trust in him. The 'Caps signed their Captain to a multi-year contract extension Tuesday morning, meaning the 30 year old should be in a Whitecaps kit for the foreseeable future.
There's no word how much Morales will be making with the new contract.
Per the official Whitecaps FC press release, Morales had this to say:
My family and I are extremely happy in Vancouver and I am fully committed to this club," Morales said. "From Carl Robinson, to my teammates, to all the staff, and of course the fans, this is a first-class organization and I'm so proud to be a part of it. I will continue to work hard to help Whitecaps FC achieve success."
Morales also wrote an open letter about the move, which you can find here.
Morales has already earned 'Newcomer of the Year' honours, has earned the Whitecaps captaincy, and despite battling injury this season, he's still contributed 5 goals. Long story short, he's been a great addition.
Morales was earning a club record $1.4 million. No terms on new deal yet. He's created the fifth-most chances in #MLS since he joined.— Marc Weber (@ProvinceWeber) August 18, 2015
Congratulations to Pedro Morales, and to the Whitecaps. Talk about a good way to start your Tuesday.