Suddenly, Indian players are in vogue. After national team star Sunil Chhetri, who signed with MLS's Kansas City Wizards, goalkeeper Subrata Palis headed to Vancouver for a trial with the Whitecaps.
Pal, 23, plays for Pune FC of the Indian Football League first division and has been India's No. 1 keeper since 2007.
The Whitecaps of the USSF Division II league would only have until April 15 -- the close of the transfer window -- to finalize a deal.