Vancouver keeps Camilo, but drops Rusin and Kobayashi
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] The Vancouver Whitecaps don't yet have a replacement for head coach Martin Rennie, but they have begun
the process of shaping their 2014 roster, exercising contract options on 11 players, including MLS Golden Boot winner Camilo, and declining the options on
Besides Camilo, who scored 22 goals in his third season in the league, Vancouver also picked up options on defenders Jordan Harvey
and Carlyle Mitchell, midfielders Aminu Abdallah, Bryce Alderson, Gershon Koffie, Erik Hurtado, Nigel Reo-Coker, Russell Teibert and Matt Watson and oft-injured forward Omar Salgado.
Camilo won the scoring
title with three goals in the 'Caps' final game, a 3-0 win over Colorado. From the starting lineup in that game, South Korean defender Lee Young-Pyo has
retired, and Brad Rusin and Daigo Kobayashi did not have their options picked up.
The Whitecaps also
declined the options on three goalkeepers, Joe Cannon, Brad Knighton and Simon
Thomas, midfielder Jun Marques Davidson and forwards Tommy Heinemann and Corey
Vancouver president Bob Lenarduzzi said the 'Caps would discuss with several players the possibility of returning with restructured
The moves leave Vancouver with 19 players under contract.
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