Vancouver Whitecaps send Caleb Clarke on season-long loan to FC Augsburg

The 20-year-old Canadian striker will play the with Augsburg's U-23 side and also train with the first team.
Another Canadian is set to join a German club.

The Vancouver Whitecaps announced Wednesday that 20-year-old striker Caleb Clarke will be sent to FC Augsburg on a season-long loan.

Clarke, who signed with the Whitecaps as a homegrown player early in the 2012 season, will train and play with Augsburg's U-23 side, but he will also spend time training with the Bundesliga club's first team (which includes Canadian international Marcel de Jong).

“Caleb is a young player with a lot of upside," Vancouver head coach Martin Rennie told the club's website. “This is a great opportunity for Caleb to continue in his development and we look forward to seeing the progress he’ll make while with FC Augsburg.” 

Since signing with Vancouver, Clarke has made two MLS appearances. The Richmond, B.C., native has been a regular with the Whitecaps reserve side, and has also featured with the club's U-23 team in the PDL and the U-18's in the USSDA.

He has represented Canada at the under-20 level, most recently at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in February.