TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Departure
Laba, 26, joined the Whitecaps in 2014 after a short stint with Toronto FC. In his MLS career, he played 129 MLS regular season games, scoring four goals and three assists from a defensive midfielder position. The Argentine, who began his career at Argentinos Juniors, is currently recovering from a torn ACL suffered in an MLS match in August.
Both Laba and the Whitecaps sent out fond farewell messages after the news dropped.
I want to say thank you to the club @WhitecapsFC to the fans for this years together. I was very happy in Vancouver and always I played with my heart. I love Vancouver and I’ll miss everyone 💙 pic.twitter.com/C25JCFMSZZ— Matias Laba (@matiaslaba) January 26, 2018