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Pedro Morales Officially Bids Farewell to Vancouver

Pedro Morales is officially an Ex-Whitecap

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When the Vancouver Whitecaps declined the option of Pedro Morales in November, it all but ended his tenure with the club. Now, he’s made it official, posting an open farewell letter to

I have finished my time as a Whitecaps FC player and I'm truly grateful and honoured for the opportunity I had to be a part of this amazing club. I hope to remain in the memory of those who knew my football skills but more so to those who knew me as a person.

Along with my family, all I can say is that we were happy here in Vancouver and we want to wish the club much success in the new season. Although I will not be part of the team, I am a Whitecaps FC fan and I will carry your love wherever I go.

Enjoy the rest of your career, Pedro. While I don’t think he quite lived up to the expectations he set with his miraculous first season in Vancouver, he still was fun to watch the majority of the time.

With Morales gone, the vacancy for the Captain’s armband remains. You can share your thoughts on who should get it here.

The Whitecaps also confirmed the news via a press release.

"Since the day Pedro joined our club he has been an excellent professional and one of the most naturally gifted players I have ever coached," said Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson. "We are thankful for his contributions to the club and city, and wish him all the best."

Morales is now eligible for the December 16th MLS Re-Entry draft unless he opts out or is traded.