The long-talked about departure of Octavio Rivero has come to fruition.
The Vancouver Whitecaps announced today the 24-year-old Uruguayan Designated Player is in fact heading to Chilean side Colo-Colo.
Rivero, often the whipping boy for pundits and fans, finishes his Vancouver career with 14 goals and four assists in his 52 appearances in all competitions for the ‘Caps.
In a statement, Head Coach Carl Robinson thanked him for his contributions and wished him the best of luck.
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With the transfer, the ‘Caps now have one Designated Player spot and also one international slot open.
The ‘Caps can now replace Rivero during the mid-season transfer window, which runs through August 3rd.
As part of the deal the Whitecaps will receive a percentage of any future transfer fees obtained by Colo-Colo.