The Vancouver Whitecaps surprised absolutely nobody on Monday, agreeing to terms with defender Marcel De Jong just moments after announcing the addition of David Edgar. The Canadian International Defenders had been training with Vancouver recently and had been rumored to been ready to join the roster.
De Jong comes to Vancouver after most recently playing for the Ottawa Fury in the NASL. He most recently played in MLS in 2015, for Sporting Kansas City. The 29 year old Canadian has, like Edgar, represented his country on the national stage multiple times. The signings strengthen a Whitecaps backline that wasn't playing up to standard, instantly instilling competition, which can only be a good thing.
With de Jong coming in too have to think Adekugbe is due for a loan and Smith is on his way out (unless Aird's injury is serious).— Marc Weber (@ProvinceWeber) July 11, 2016
According to the Whitecaps official media release, De Jong signed a similar contract to Edgar; 18 months with an option.