First up in signing news is Montreal as DAVID TESTO BACK FOR TWO SEASONS. The Montreal Impact announced Monday that its 2009 MVP, American midfielder David Testo, had signed a new two-year deal with the club. ** A nice move for the Impact. Testo was fantastic in the USL Championship game and is a key for their success.
Up next, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced THORDARSON SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION. That deals is a one-year contract extension with the club. ** We discussed this last night on the show. Teitur has lead the Whitecaps to two appearances in the USL-1 Championship game, winning one. Teitur has done an extremely good job with this squad and deserved the new contract. Like many of the players though, Teitur is auditioning for a job in Major League Soccer. We've known for a couple of years that the players were playing for their jobs and the possibility of playing for the MLS Vancouver franchise in 2011. Teitur now has his opportunity to perform and work for the head coaching job MLS. It's not out of the realm of possibility of Thordarson as MLS Head Coach as it is known that Whitecaps president Bob Lenarduzzi says he (Thordarson) will be interviewed for the MLS head coaching position.
There could be some stiff competition though for the job, with former D.C. United coach, Tom Soehn, on the Caps' chat list. The Province's Marc Weber has this story. It makes for more competition for the head coach position. Sure Soehn is looking for the technical director role, but finding the right man for the job is key and having some internal competition is always a good thing for the club.