As [somewhat] expected the Caps have added Canadian Simon Thomas as our third string keeper. This opens up the possibility for a couple of our young Canadians to go out on loan. I actually hope this means they sign Fisk and loan him out. Just not enough minutes in reserves and PDL for him. We'll have our three Canadians in Rochat/Teibert/Thomas. Alderson, Clarke and Fisk can go on loan, though I doubt all three would.
In theory, Rochat is one of Vancouver's Canadians; he's technically a Swiss player, though.
Apparently Seattle is trying to land Obafemi Martins from Levante; that would be a huge get for the Sounders.
I deride your truth handling abilities
Koffie would need to wait until sept 3rd 2015 before being eligible for Canada (I think) or get special permission from FIFA (which shouldn't be a problem since he's been a Canafian resident since he was 19)
The only people these days who complain about the Whitecaps not being Canadian are bitter TFC fans. Technically 2 of our "Canadians" are better than any of theirs.
So are most of our residency players aside from maybe Doneil Henry and Ashtone Morgan. We have consistently had as many, or more, players playing on Canada's youth teams compared to TFC and Montreal.
Ben Fisk and Caleb Clarke are playing key roles for the Canada men's U20 team who, by the way, are playing USA today for a spot at the U20 World Cup. Daniel Stanese is another top residency product who signed in Germany (I'm still pretty peeved about the Caps not signing him but it may have been out of their hands). Ben McKendry is also on the squad.
I must say, this is the type of signing that I have been waiting for. Very excited to see what he can do. From reading the papers about him, he's much more of a holding midfielder than an attacking guy (sounds like he is a better version of Davidson) than a simple replacement for Robson. Doesn't sound like a super high risk signing as this doesn't use a DP slot, though depending on how he does it could get there in the future. Rennie apparently did a good job on selling the club to Reo-Coker instead of Portland (woot!).
Just very happy about everything in this signing, it really gives us that extra strength & not to mention depth in the middle of the park that is so huge.
After watching the Whitecaps throughout last year, I thought that while the attacking and defending pieces they had were good, they lacked the link up in midfield with a deep lying playmaker who could win balls and then make the pass up front to the attacking midfielders.
When he's on his game, I think Reo-Coker can provide it, though from what I remember him from the EPL, he does have discipline problems from time to time.