Vancouver Whitecaps have added centre back Brad Rusin – pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and visa.
“Brad is a very powerful, athletic player who can play a couple of different positions,” said Martin Rennie , Whitecaps FC head coach. “He did very well in Denmark and had a lot of interest from clubs in Europe and other clubs in MLS. We are pleased that we’ve got him and think that he can be an important player for us right away, but also for the long term.”
Rusin, 26, joins the Whitecaps after spending the past year-and-a-half with HB Køge following their promotion to the Danish Superliga in 2011 and continuing into their 2012-13 season in the Danish First Division. The Crown Point, Indiana, native played a total of 38 matches in Denmark and contributed offensively with three goals.
Prior to his time in Europe, the 6-foot-4 centre back played two-plus seasons under Rennie at Carolina RailHawks. Rusin – who was named team captain during the 2011 season – appeared in 54 matches and scored two goals for the RailHawks in the North American second division.