Blas Perez has joined the Vancouver Whitecaps, as reported first by David Salayandia out of Panama.
According to the Whitecaps, laughably, “details are still being finalized”.
— Vancouver Whitecaps (@WhitecapsFC) February 3, 2016
I say “laughably” because Perez has already joined the Caps in Tuscon for training camp, and was photographed wearing a Whitecaps tracksuit today. Whitecaps defender Pa-Modou Kah spilled the beans, posting this on Twitter today:
— Pa-Modou Kah (@PMKAH) February 3, 2016
Whatever the case it appears the deal is done and the former FC Dallas striker, who has haunted the Whitecaps for years, is set to bolster the club.
It might take some time for Whitecaps fans to get used to this.
Really disappointed that Perez is a Whitecap. No interest in supporting him whatsoever.
— Paul S-H (@Subhedgehog) February 3, 2016
Perez, a 34-year-old striker from Panama, has scored 37 goals in 103 matches from 2012-2015 with Dallas. He can be described as “nasty”, he’s not well liked by opposing fans. He should help the Whitecaps score goals though, something they had trouble doing in the playoffs last season.
Rosales, a 34-year-old midfielder, appeared in 35 games with the Whitecaps over the last two seasons, scoring 1 goal. While he displayed a lot of class with Vancouver, he’s well beyond his best before date.
The Whitecaps begin the MLS regular season on March 6 against Montreal.