U.S. prospect Salgado joins Whitecaps for trial

BOB MACKIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:43 PM ET

The Vancouver Whitecaps could be trying out their first overall draft pick.

Omar Salgado joined the United States Soccer Federation Division 2 club Tuesday in an Adidas-sponsored Major League Soccer loan scheme. The El Paso, Texas-native striker is a veteran of the United States’ under-20 squad and the Chivas reserve team in Mexico, where he scored seven goals in 10 games.

Salgado is a candidate for the January 2011 MLS SuperDraft. The Whitecaps won the option to pick first overall in a coin toss with the Portland Timbers.

The Caps also acquired 22-year-old Cameroon midfielder Alexandre Morfaw from Bodens SK of Sweden’s third division and signed Canadian midfielders Terry Dunfield and Kyle Porter.

Dunfield, 28, was a journeyman in Britain’s Football League 2, the former third division. Porter, 20, helped the under-23 FC Energie Cottbus earn promotion to the German fourth division.

The 8-3-11 Caps visit the NSC Minnesota Stars on Saturday. v


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