TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Loan
The Vancouver Whitecaps have acquired Honduras international winger Michaell Chirinos on loan from CD Olimpia through the end of the season, the club announced Tuesday. The deal was completed using Targeted Allocation Money.
Chirinos, 24, has 19 caps at senior level for Honduras, winning the Copa Centroamericana in 2017 and playing in the 2019 Gold Cup.
“Michaell is a humble and hardworking player who can play on the right or left side of the field,” head coach Marc Dos Santos said in a statement. “This loan gives us an opportunity to bring in and evaluate a player who has done well in Honduras and Mexico, leagues that have similar characteristics as MLS.”
The winger was on loan with Lobos BUAP in Liga MX last season, where he had six goals and two assists in 33 appearances. The loan expired at the end of June.
Vancouver was able to complete the deal with the money freed up by Lucas Venuto's departure. The Whitecaps hold an option to purchase Chirinos' contract.