Vancouver FC Adds Fry On Loan, Parts Ways With Two Defenders
The significant midseason shifts from Vancouver FC have continued with the addition of Whitecaps FC 2 midfielder Vasco Fry on loan, while defenders Eugene ‘Pele’ Martinez and Kahlil John-Wentworth have both mutually terminated their contracts.
The 23-year-old Fry arrives having been in the midst of his second MLS Next Pro season, having making 23 appearances overall before his loan to Vancouver. Having started out with Peruvian side Sporting Cristal’s academy, he made his debut with the ‘Caps first team earlier this year in the Concacaf Champions Cup against Real Espana.
“We are thrilled to bring Vasco Fry to Vancouver FC,” said VFC boss Afshin Ghotbi. “He brings a wealth of talent, unique experience, and depth to our squad.”
Fry had made two appearances for Peru at the U-17 level, and will be hoping to earn more significant minutes in a club that has trusted younger players – though at the business end of the season, they need to start getting results.
The club also confirmed the release of Belizean international Pele Martinez, a first-year pro who made twelve appearances for the side despite seeming a little out of his depth.
While he made history as the first VFC member to earn an international call-up, his final months out west were tough: he was handed a three-match ban for violent conduct, and his last appearance saw him earn a straight red card six minutes into a 1-5 loss to Cavalry.
Also departing is former Simcoe County Rovers left-back Kahlil John-Wentworth, who never broke through to earn any first team minutes.
The expansion side has undergone a tough introduction to the Canadian Premier League and currently rests dead last in the league table, with the most goals conceded and the second-least goals scored.