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Vancouver Whitecaps Prospect Report (September 2021)

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The Vancouver Whitecaps’ loan army was in full force this month. Let’s see how they got on.

Theo Bair:

Bair has three goals in eight appearances (566 minutes). This works out to 0.48 goals per 90 minutes. This is pretty good but it does not scream “this player is ready to start every week in MLS.” You have to remember this is the Norwegian second division we are talking about. Still, it is good enough that it might draw some attention from bigger clubs in Scandinavia who the Whitecaps might be able to extract a reasonably sized fee from.

Isaac Boehmer:

Boehmer has been loaned out to Pacific F.C so that they don’t have to register their goalkeeper coach to sit on the bench. So far Boehmer hasn’t seen any game action.

Matteo Campagna:

Campagna has been loaned to York United (notably right after Axel Schuster gave an interview to TransferRoom saying the Whitecaps had partnered with a club that was “struggling financially” to send young players on loan). Campagna has mostly come on late in games to close out games. Since he is only 17 and this is his first year as a professional I think this is fine.

Simon Colyn:

Colyn has made 3 appearances in the Dutch second division, totaling 77 minutes, for Jong PSV. He is yet to register a goal or an assist

Derek Cornelius:

Cornelius has started every game so far for Panetolikos. The Greek club currently sits a respectable 7th with 5 goals conceded in 4 games. This is pretty impressive for a team that just barely avoided relegation last season.

David Egbo:

Egbo played a total of 7 minutes in September. He has not even been in the squad for three of Phoenix Rising’s last six games. Egbo did suffer a hamstring injury, which is partly responsible for his absence, but he is no longer listed as injured and continues to be absent. Although his game is far from perfect, he still profiles as one of the league’s best strikers and as someone who would be a really good backup or low-end starter in MLS. So I’m interested to see how the club will handle him going forward. It is also worth keeping in mind that Egbo would take up an international slot should he return to the ‘Caps, who already have a squad that is heavy on internationals.

Gianfranco Facchineri

Like Campagna, Facchineri has mostly been used to close out games for the San Diego Loyal. He’s only 19 so I am not too worried about how much he plays but I would hope he breaks through a little more as the season winds down. San Diego is in a good position to make the playoffs.

Jasser Khmiri:

I bet you forgot about him again, didn’t you! Well you had pretty good reason to as he only played 45 minutes this month. See you again next month!

Damiano Pecile:

Damiano Pecile is averaging a goal every 90 minutes while playing as a defensive midfielder for Venezia’s U-19 side. That’s pretty good. Now, keep in mind, Venezia’s U-19s play in the second division of Italian youth football. So it’s not like Pecile is bossing the best prospects the country has to offer. A quick look at Transfermarkt shows that most of the top scorers in this division end up playing in the second or third division of European football. Plus, as a 19-year-old, Pecile is mostly playing against players who are younger than him. But you can only play the opposition in front of you and so far Pecile is taking the competition in front of him to school. Venezia’s first team currently sits third from the bottom with a -7 goal difference. So if things continue to not work out it’s not inconceivable that Pecile could make a Serie A appearance this year.