September 6, 2018 / 7:47 PM / 3 months ago

Whitecaps sign Dutch F Emnes

The Vancouver Whitecaps signed Dutch forward Marvin Emnes for the rest of the season with club options for the next two years, the team announced on Thursday.

Emnes, 30, has played 12-plus years in Europe. He has scored 50 goals in 301 appearances.

“Marvin is a quick attacking player who’s comfortable on either wing and as striker,” Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson said in a statement. “He’s dangerous one-on-one and his experience will be valuable in our locker room. He will be another option to our attack as we push for a playoff spot.”

The Whitecaps (11-9-7, 40 points) are one point behind the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers for the final two Western Conference playoff spots. Their next match is Sept. 15 against Seattle.

Emnes is looking forward to helping with the playoff push.

“It means a lot to me to get the chance to play in MLS, and to experience that with a club like Vancouver Whitecaps FC after my years in Europe,” Emnes said in a statement. “I’d like to thank the coach for giving me this opportunity and I look forward to working with the players and staff, as well as playing in front of the fans. Let’s get to work and push for the playoffs.”

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