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Whitecaps Youth Soccer Camp welcomes striker Erik Hurtado

Erik Hurtado arrived in Vancouver as the fifth overall pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. — Photo courtesy Vancouver Whitecaps

There's been a bit of a blip in the Whitecaps Youth Soccer Camp after it was realized that Major League Soccer star Kendall Waston, who was to attend the camp in Nelson, is unable to make his way to the Heritage City.

Waston is still recovering from injury and is remaining in Vancouver for rehab.

However, in replace of Waston, players will be happy to hear is none nother than swift attacking player, Erik Hurtado.

The fifth overall pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft for Vancouver is expected to be in Nelson Thursday to attend the Whitecaps Youth Soccer Camp.

Prior to joining Whitecaps FC, Hurtado played college soccer with Santa Clara University and played for United Soccer League (USL) Premier Development League (PDL) side Portland Timbers U-23. Hurtado spent August through December 2015 on loan to Mjøndalen IF of Norway’s Eliteserien. In December 2016, Hurtado signed a contract extension through 2018 with options for 2019 and 2020.

The Whitecaps host another camp July 18-20 for Goalkeepers and players’ Attacking Speed.

As well, there are camps set for Cranbrook July 25-28, Prospects Camp; August 14-18, Skills Camp; and August 29-31, Attacking Speed and Goalkeeping; and Trail, August 8-11, Skills Camp.

To register or more information contac Rhyse Harnden at rharnden@whitecapfc.com or 604.669.9283, ext 2218 or go online to register.