Tuesday, November 24, 2009
HABER ON TRIAL WITH ENGLAND'S WEST BROM
A potential big piece to the puzzle in Vancouver's inaugural MLS season may be gone by the weekend. As you will see in the press release below. Marcus Haber, the USL-1's 2009 Rookie of the Year, is on trial with West Brom. Haber had the potential of being the key offensive driving force for the MLS Whitecaps. Being Canadian helps too, not only on the field, but off the field with kids growing up watching Canadian players compete at a league close to home. It will be interesting to see if he is offered a contract. We are hoping to connect with Marcus this weekend.
(side note: Canadian and MLS Champion Will Johnson will join us on Sunday to talk winning it all)
For Immediate Release: November 24, 2009
HABER ON TRIAL WITH ENGLAND’S WEST BROM
VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that striker Marcus Haber has joined English League Championship club West Bromwich Albion for a four-day trial from Tuesday, November 24, to Friday, November 27.
Haber, 20, recently completed a successful first season with the Whitecaps in 2009. The Canadian youth international scored eight goals and recorded four assists for 20 points in 30 United Soccer Leagues First Division (USL-1) regular season matches. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound, native of Vancouver, BC, also added three goals in six playoff matches and one goal during the Nutrilite Canadian Championship. For his efforts, the speedy youngster was named USL-1 Rookie of the Year, as well as the Whitecaps Newcomer of the Year and Fan Favourite.
Prior to joining the 'Caps, Haber spent two seasons with the U-19 and reserve teams of Dutch Eredivisie club FC Groningen.