Salgado Now Available For Vancouver

Salgado Now Available For Vancouver

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On March 25, 2011
  • 8 Comments
  • Omar Salgado

This is potentially a big break for the Vancouver Whitecaps. The club announced this morning that top overall MLS SuperDraft pick Omar Salgado is now available to them. Salgado’s International Transfer Certificate was recently approved by FIFA, the Canadian Soccer Association, and the United States Soccer Federation.

He was originally going to have to wait until he turned 18 to be able to play for the Whitecaps but the club was able to work with the USSF and the CSA to get it pushed up sooner.

Salgado is currently with the US U-20 national team as they prepare for the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, which takes place March 28 to April 10 in Guatemala. The tournament will determine the four nations that will participate in this summer’s FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia.

 

  • El Profe

    My vague understanding of the FIFA rule regarding Salgado’s eligibility is that players under the age of 18 cannot play professionally outside the country/ies where they have citizenship. Salgado is Mexican-American, but the MLS is unlike most professionally-sanctioned FIFA leagues in that it includes two countries.

    I wonder if FIFA’s decision may set a precedent in MLS, considering he’s an underage USA citizen playing in Canada. We may hear of more underage American’s plying their trade for MLS Canadian teams or vice-versa, with underage Canadian’s playing for MLS American teams. I’m also curious to understand if FIFA’s decision is due to the fact that MLS covers two countries.

  • El Profe

    My vague understanding of the FIFA rule regarding Salgado’s eligibility is that players under the age of 18 cannot play professionally outside the country/ies where they have citizenship. Salgado is Mexican-American, but the MLS is unlike most professionally-sanctioned FIFA leagues in that it includes two countries.

    I wonder if FIFA’s decision may set a precedent in MLS, considering he’s an underage USA citizen playing in Canada. We may hear of more underage American’s plying their trade for MLS Canadian teams or vice-versa, with underage Canadian’s playing for MLS American teams. I’m also curious to understand if FIFA’s decision is due to the fact that MLS covers two countries.

  • El Profe

    My vague understanding of the FIFA rule regarding Salgado’s eligibility is that players under the age of 18 cannot play professionally outside the country/ies where they have citizenship. Salgado is Mexican-American, but the MLS is unlike most professionally-sanctioned FIFA leagues in that it includes two countries.

    I wonder if FIFA’s decision may set a precedent in MLS, considering he’s an underage USA citizen playing in Canada. We may hear of more underage American’s plying their trade for MLS Canadian teams or vice-versa, with underage Canadian’s playing for MLS American teams. I’m also curious to understand if FIFA’s decision is due to the fact that MLS covers two countries.

  • El Profe

    My vague understanding of the FIFA rule regarding Salgado’s eligibility is that players under the age of 18 cannot play professionally outside the country/ies where they have citizenship. Salgado is Mexican-American, but the MLS is unlike most professionally-sanctioned FIFA leagues in that it includes two countries.

    I wonder if FIFA’s decision may set a precedent in MLS, considering he’s an underage USA citizen playing in Canada. We may hear of more underage American’s plying their trade for MLS Canadian teams or vice-versa, with underage Canadian’s playing for MLS American teams. I’m also curious to understand if FIFA’s decision is due to the fact that MLS covers two countries.

  • El Profe

    My vague understanding of the FIFA rule regarding Salgado’s eligibility is that players under the age of 18 cannot play professionally outside the country/ies where they have citizenship. Salgado is Mexican-American, but the MLS is unlike most professionally-sanctioned FIFA leagues in that it includes two countries.

    I wonder if FIFA’s decision may set a precedent in MLS, considering he’s an underage USA citizen playing in Canada. We may hear of more underage American’s plying their trade for MLS Canadian teams or vice-versa, with underage Canadian’s playing for MLS American teams. I’m also curious to understand if FIFA’s decision is due to the fact that MLS covers two countries.

  • El Profe

    My vague understanding of the FIFA rule regarding Salgado’s eligibility is that players under the age of 18 cannot play professionally outside the country/ies where they have citizenship. Salgado is Mexican-American, but the MLS is unlike most professionally-sanctioned FIFA leagues in that it includes two countries.

    I wonder if FIFA’s decision may set a precedent in MLS, considering he’s an underage USA citizen playing in Canada. We may hear of more underage American’s plying their trade for MLS Canadian teams or vice-versa, with underage Canadian’s playing for MLS American teams. I’m also curious to understand if FIFA’s decision is due to the fact that MLS covers two countries.

  • El Profe

    My vague understanding of the FIFA rule regarding Salgado’s eligibility is that players under the age of 18 cannot play professionally outside the country/ies where they have citizenship. Salgado is Mexican-American, but the MLS is unlike most professionally-sanctioned FIFA leagues in that it includes two countries.

    I wonder if FIFA’s decision may set a precedent in MLS, considering he’s an underage USA citizen playing in Canada. We may hear of more underage American’s plying their trade for MLS Canadian teams or vice-versa, with underage Canadian’s playing for MLS American teams. I’m also curious to understand if FIFA’s decision is due to the fact that MLS covers two countries.

  • El Profe

    My vague understanding of the FIFA rule regarding Salgado’s eligibility is that players under the age of 18 cannot play professionally outside the country/ies where they have citizenship. Salgado is Mexican-American, but the MLS is unlike most professionally-sanctioned FIFA leagues in that it includes two countries.

    I wonder if FIFA’s decision may set a precedent in MLS, considering he’s an underage USA citizen playing in Canada. We may hear of more underage American’s plying their trade for MLS Canadian teams or vice-versa, with underage Canadian’s playing for MLS American teams. I’m also curious to understand if FIFA’s decision is due to the fact that MLS covers two countries.