Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Whitecaps interest in Guadeloupe international?

I mentioned this on Full-Time during Sunday evenings show. On 15 October 2010, Mickaël Antoine-Curier is a French born, Guadeloupe international currently out of contract. He had been with Dundee in Scotland, but had his contract terminated by Dundee, a victim of the club entering administration. Could the Whitecaps be interested?

According to the a report in a Scottish newspaper, (see the final few paragraphs),the 'Caps are interested in speaking to him. Other Scottish clubs were interested, but have since dropped from the race to sign him.

What makes this more plausible is the fact that both Antoine-Curier and current Whitecaps Head Coach Teitur Thordarson were in Norway at the same time, where Antoine-Curier scored 27 goals in 21 games in the 2005 season, winning the Norwegian golden boot and the Norwegian Second Division player of the year award. Thordarson was coaching against him that year.

The Whitecaps are also not afraid to sign French speaking players. It's almost the second language of the club with 6 members of the squad speaking French.

The Whitecaps are looking for someone who can score, and throughout his career, it appears Antoine-Curier can. 'Caps Head Coach Teitur Thordarson said on Full-Time a few weeks ago that, "you will see some players on trial when we go to California for a training camp", so it will be interesting to see if Antoine-Curier is one of the players headed to California on November 27th for camp following the expansion draft.

Meanwhile, a few more Whitecaps rumours can be found here, courtesy of website mls-rumors.

And with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC heading to MLS, more rumours will continue to follow, including DP Rumours. Like Full-Time host Mike Martignago's wild speculation of Robert Pires.

- written by Tyler Green

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