Marcel de Jong Signs with Vancouver Whitecaps
The Canadian international signs an 18-month contract with an option
Vancouver Whitecaps have conveyed their happiness at signing the 29-year-old left back who can also play midfield. The player most recently took to the field for Ottawa Fury in the NASL, although he spent 2015 with Sporting Kansas City where he started in 11 of the team’s 13 league games he played in.
De Jong has also made 45 appearances and scored three goals at international level, starting the last four of the team’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers; he has also represented Canada at four consecutive CONCACAF Gold Cups.
“I’m excited to join Whitecaps FC,” de Jong said. “After seeing the atmosphere at BC Place when the men’s national team hosted Honduras and Mexico, I knew I wanted to be a part of this club. I was teammates with Pa-Modou Kah in Holland, and a number of guys on the national team, so I’m looking forward to playing with them again.”