Wes Knight is now an Eddie.
The former Vancouver Whitecap and San Antonio Scorpion has just been signed by FC Edmonton for the 2013 season. The American midfielder/defender was cut loose by the Whitecaps part way through the team’s debut MLS season in 2011, then played the 2012 campaign with the Scorpions, helping that team to an NASL regular-season title.
Knight spent two seasons with the Whitecaps in Division 2 and made the jump with the team to MLS. And, while in Vancouver, he played under a coaching staff that included assistant Colin Miller, who is now FCE’s head coach.
“We had a great season in San Antonio,” said Knight. “But maybe with the new stadium coming in, we couldn’t get a deal in place that was mutually beneficial. Then Edmonton came in with an offer, and I wanted to be in a place where my value was appreciated.”
And he said Miller told him that he “wanted to help build something” in Edmonton.
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