The Daily Courier

Whitecaps sign winger Caicedo from Colombia


VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps have added a young attacker to their roster, signing Colombian winger Deiber Caicedo.

The club announced Tuesday the 20year-old has agreed to a three-year contract through 2023, with a team option for a fourth season.

Vancouver bought the emerging talent’s discovery rights from Nashville SC for US$75,000.

Caicedo comes to Major League Soccer following three seasons in Colombia’s Categoria Primera A, where he amassed seven goals and 13 assists over 78 appearance­s.

He also has experience on the internatio­nal stage, having been called to Colombia’s U-15, U-17 and U-20 teams.

Whitecaps sporting director Axel Schuster said in a statement that the club scouted Caicedo in September and saw a “very fast and aggressive left-side winger.”

MLS announced Monday that it is targeting April 3 as the start date for the 2021 season, but no plans have been announced for where Canadian teams will play as the border remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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