- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On November 26, 2010
- 2 Comments
- 2011 MLS SuperDraft, Jay Nolly, Nathan Sturgis, Phillippe Davies, Trades, Wes Knight
Between yesterday and today the Vancouver Whitecaps continue to make deals and moves. Yesterday they traded one player away and today they signed three from their D-2 team.
The Whitecaps traded defensive midfielder Nathan Sturgis to Toronto FC for the No. 8 overall pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.
Then today they announced the signings of defender Wes Knight and goalkeeper Jay Nolly, as well as the addition of Philippe Davies as its first homegrown player.
Get all of that? So in all from Wednesday’s expansion draft the Whitecaps only kept five players that they picked. But getting another first round pick in January’s draft is a pretty good deal for them I believe. I know I said Sturgis was a steal for them on Wednesday but its hard to really trust that he would have been great in Vancouver given his history with injuries. He goes to Toronto and will get to play on grass rather than the plastic stuff that the Caps will have. In all its a good deal for both sides.
We figured for a while that they’d sign a few of their own D-2 players. I imagine this is only the beginning of that though.