In a move that has been expected for weeks, the Vancouver Whitecaps have inked goalkeeper Brad Knighton.
Knighton, who spent last season with the Carolina RailHawks, was named to the NASL Best XI and finished second to Montreal’s Evan Bush for the Golden Glove Award (don’t ask us how Knighton finished ahead of Bush for the All-Star team but behind Bush for the individual goalkeeping honour). He will be reunited with former RailHawks coach Martin Rennie and midfielder Matt Watson in Vancouver.
“Brad is a solid goalkeeper with strong communication and distribution skills, is excellent on crosses, and brings four years of MLS experience,” said Whitecaps coach, Rennie, in a release. “Brad had a outstanding season last year with me in Carolina and now I look forward to seeing him provide healthy competition between the posts here in Vancouver.”
And, as the RailHawks exodus continues, the question has to be asked: What about Etienne Barbara? In a candid interview with IMSoccer last week (CLICK), Barbara, the NASL’s leading scorer and MVP, said he isn’t happy with the contract he’s been offered by Montreal.
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