I will be taking over for Aaron Campbell this time around and this week’s WWW will be about the Caps’ players who have been sent out on loan.
This Year’s Loan Deals
It was announced yesterday that Residency product Ben Fisk and new Ghanaian signing Emmanuel Adjetey will be headed to the Charleston Battery on a season-long loan. Another player that was sent away on loan was centre back Carlyle Mitchell who is currently with FC Edmonton of the NASL. Perhaps there will be more loan deals to come, or maybe that is it for the season, but surely sending these players away for the season is a step in the right direction.
So currently Mitchell is playing at a second division level in the NASL and Fisk and Adjetey will be playing at a third division level in the USL Pro. Carlyle will definitely face a lot of great competition in the NASL, but is the USL Pro league a good fit for Fisk and Adjetey?
These three players actually have some future MLS potential and it is great that the Caps are willing to invest in them and send them out on loan. There was plenty of talk surrounding a possible Russell Teibert loan, but it appears that won’t be happening with his recent two straight MLS starts. Another positive with these loan deals is that it opens up a relationship between the Whitecaps and these other teams like FC Edmonton and Charleston Battery for more loans in the future. Also, these lower division sides will be delighted to get the Caps’ young, talented players and give them some professional experience.
In The End
It’s a win-win situation, I hope to see many more loan deals in seasons to come because they are great for everyone. I also look forward to seeing how the three players who have been sent away on loan this season have progressed by season’s end.
What do you think of these loan deals? Should any other players go out on loan? Share your opinions on twitter and in the comments section below. Also, don’t forget to cast your vote in the poll: