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According to Vancouver Province, Whitecaps Decline Option on Pedro Morales

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Not a big shocker

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I don’t think this one will surprise anyone.

After a disappointing 2016 season, the Vancouver Whitecaps have declined the option on midfielder, and now most likely former Captain Pedro Morales, according to Marc Weber of The Province.

Morales made a hefty salary of around 1.4 million dollars this year, and his performance came nowhere near reflecting that. His creativity waned, the brilliant passes we had seen before had all but disappeared, and he could only seem to score from the penalty spot, as the Whitecaps saw their offense disappear. A late season practice tussle with David Ousted certainly called his leadership into question, as did a few interviews he did with the media before the season was over, in which he indicated 2016 would be his last year in a Whitecaps kit. Really, it was an embarrassing professional season for Pedro Morales.

Weber goes on to note the club could still re-sign Morales, although I imagine the Whitecaps, and Morales, would rather just move on. He could also get picked up in either the expansion or re-entry drafts, although his high salary will most likely serve as a major deterrent.