To speed the development of midfielder Debyi Flores, who came to Vancouver 18 months ago from Honduran club CD Motagua, the ‘Caps have sent him back there on loan.
The loan runs through December, at which point the clubs will discuss whether he stays in Honduras, comes back to Canada, or moves to another team.
Flores, 20, has appeared only once for the first team this season, in a March game against Sporting Kansas City. 'He played the first half. He’s played eight USL games (six starts) for Whitecaps FC 2. Last year he played 15 first-team games (11 starts) in all competitions.
“Deybi is a bright young talent,” said head coach Carl Robinson in a team press release. “He has a lot of potential, but he needs to be playing games. When the opportunity for Deybi became available to return to Motagua on loan, all parties believed that this was the best arrangement for his development.”
Flores played 21 games in two seasons for Motagua prior to signing with the Whitecaps in February, 2015. He earned his first cap for Honduras last December in a 2-0 defeat of Cuba. He has also represented his country at the U-17, U-20, and U-23 levels.
MLS Players on the move abroad (2016 mid-season):
PLAYER (MLS CLUB) TRANSACTION
Sam Adekugbe (Vancouver), loan --> Brighton & Hove Albion (ENG D2)
Dairon Asprilla (Portland), loan --> Millonarios (COL)
Fabian Castillo (FC Dallas), loan --> Trabzonspor (TUR)
Fabian Espindola (Vancouver), transfer --> Necaxa (MEX)
Deybi Flores (Vancouver), loan --> Motagua (HON)
Gilberto (Chicago), mutually terminated contract --> Sao Paulo (BRA)
Adam Kwarasey (Portland), transfer--> Rosenborg (NOR)
Emil Larsen (Columbus), transfer --> Lyngby (DEN)
Leonel Miranda (Houston), loan expired --> Defensa y Justicia (ARG)
Vincent Nogueira (Philadelphia), mutually terminated contract --> Strasbourg (FRA D2)
Damien Perquis (Toronto FC), mutually terminated contract --> Nott. Forest (ENG D2)
Octavio Rivero (Vancouver), transfer --> Colo-Colo (CHI)
David Rocha (Houston), mutually terminated contract --> Real Oviedo (ESP D2)
Bryan Rochez (Orlando City), loan --> Real Espana/HON)
Daniel Salloi (Sporting KC), loan --> Vasas (HUN)
Adrian Winter (Orlando City), mutually terminated contract --> FC Zurich (SUI)
Alex Zendejas (FC Dallas), transfer --> Guadalajara (MEX)