Reo-Coker set to leave Vancouver but where could he go next?

Nigel Reo-Coker looks set to leave the Vancouver Whitecaps at the end of the month according to reports, but could stay in MLS.

A report from TEAM1040 reporter, Mike Martignago suggests that Reo-Coker will leave the Whitecaps on the 25th May after falling down the pecking order at the club.

The former West Ham and Aston Villa midfielder joined Vancouver before the start of last season, but hasn’t been involved as much this campaign.

Ghanaian midfielder Gershon Koffie has replaced Reo-Coker in the Whitecaps side, with the Englishman only seeing one minute of MLS action since March.

The 30-year-old injured himself earlier in the season, in a bizarre accident where he tripped over a bicycle rack in the Canadian city, with Major League Soccer’s official website describing the injury as an “off-field walking accident”.

Koffie came in for the injured Reo-Coker and has made himself a regular since, though the former Villa man played in the first-leg of last week’s Amway Canadian Championship semi-final against Toronto.

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He has been used as a right-back at times, though his preferred position remains in the centre of midfield and could make the switch to FC Dallas as a result.

Reo-Coker would not need to be made a designated player, but would stretch the salary cap of any team, with his $400,000 base salary.

Dallas may be looking to strengthen their midfield following the news that Hendry Thomas is out for 6-8 weeks, and a move for Reo-Coker is more than possible if he does depart Vancouver as reported.

Vancouver Whitecaps play the second-leg of their Canadian Championship semi-final against Toronto FC tonight.


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