Thursday, July 08, 2010

Whitecaps release Orgill

[More discussion of this in the live blog below shortly]

The Whitecaps just announced that forward Dever Orgill has been released by the club. As Marc Weber of The Province reported, Orgill was suspended by the team earlier this week after an unnecessarily harsh tackle on Zurab Tsiskaridze in training. That suspension wasn't his first disciplinary incident, and it has now turned into a full-blown release.

The release is not inconsistent with the club's previous approach (see last year's Wesley Charles incident), but it is interesting considering that the team isn't particularly deep at striker and has had trouble scoring goals. Orgill was also a highly-touted prospect who worked his way up through the academy system. He only notched two goals and one assist with the senior side in 426 minutes over 16 matches, but much was expected of him down the road. He may still have a great future in soccer, but it doesn't look like it will be in Vancouver.

[Cross-posted to The 24th Minute]

No comments:

Post a Comment