Mercer University midfielder Vincente Arze has signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps of the USL First Division. He had offers from three USL clubs who watched Arze at the USL Combine in December. He recently signed with the Whitecaps. SoccerCityFC caught up with Vincente.
"After all the work I have done, I am starting to get some results. I signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps."
The Bears’ midfielder was named to the 2007 All-Atlantic Sun Conference Second Team. He started all nineteen games in 2007. He received numerous awards and set several records while at Mercer University. The awards and records include: second all-time with 19 assists, seventh all-time with 21 goals, two-time All-Atlantic Sun Conference First Team, two-time All-Atlantic Sun Conference Second Team, and 2004 Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year.
Arze is looking forward to the upcoming challenge of playing for the Whitecaps. Hopefully, his career in North America will help him compete for a spot on Bolivia’s National Team. The Santa Cruz native commented.
"I came from my country’s youth national team to the United States to play soccer. It would be an honor to return and play for the Men’s National Team."
For more information, here is the official press release - Whitecaps Sign Azre and Wheeler
Also, a television station in Macon, Georgia recently profiled Vincente. The story is found here.