- 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.