Vancouver Whitecaps striker Omar Salgado, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 MLS Draft, will train with English club Fulham once the current U.S. Under-23 national team camp in Germany finishes up this week, sources told SBI on Tuesday.
Salgado, a 6-foot-4 striker with deceptive speed and impressive technical ability, will be training with the London club for the next two weeks. The 18-year-old U.S. Under-20 standout recently secured a Spanish passport in September, making a potential move to Europe easier if an offer is made to Vancouver for his services.
Salgado was seldom used by the Whitecaps in his rookie season, managing five starts and 14 total appearances for the expansion side, producing a goal and assist in 501 minutes of action. He made an impression on the reserve team level, finishing among the league leaders in reserve team goals.