The Vancouver Whitecaps have called for a 10 AM press conference Thursday morning to unveil their first player signing. From the looks of it Jay Demerit will be joining the expansion side. Signing a national team star with their first announcement is a solid move and will certainly catch every teams attention. Most clubs in MLS can only dream of having a star center back as experienced as Jay.
It will be interesting to see what Jay's pay will be this season. I doubt he has been signed as a designated player for the Whitecaps, but I can't imagine he would have signed for anything less than $300 thousand.
Hopefully the Portland Timbers will make some big announcements in the next couple months. The coaching staff has been traveling the globe extensively looking for raw talent. We will definitely need some strong attacking players to deal with Demerit and the rest of Vancouver's back line.