May 22 2014 ISN – VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that striker Darren Mattocks
has obtained his permanent residency status (green card) from the United States
Citizenship and Immigration Services.
With the acquisition of his green card, the
Jamaican native is now considered a domestic player in Major League Soccer and will
no longer occupy an international spot on Vancouver’s roster.
As a result of Mattocks’ domestic status, the number of ‘Caps currently occupying
international roster spots stands at 10, leaving two spots vacant.
Mattocks joined Whitecaps FC as the second overall pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft
in Kansas City, Missouri. Since arriving in Vancouver, the Jamaican forward has made
50 MLS regular season appearances, registering 12 goals and adding five assists. In
2012, Mattocks made one appearance in the MLS Cup Playoffs, scoring the ‘Caps lone
goal against LA Galaxy.
Internationally, Mattocks has made 13 appearances for Jamaica, registering three goals.
The MLS midseason international transfer window is open from July 9 to August 8.
Visit pressbox.mlssoccer.com for the 2014 roster rules and regulations.