Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Vancouver Whitecaps Sell Striker Octavio Rivero to Chile's Colo-Colo

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Vancouver Whitecaps Sell Striker Octavio Rivero to Chile's Colo-Colo

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Whitecaps sell striker Octavio Rivero

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VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Whitecaps have sold striker Octavio Rivero to Chilean side Colo-Colo.

The move sending the 24-year-old Uruguayan back to South America had been rumoured for some weeks.

As part of the deal, Vancouver will receive a percentage of any future transfer fees obtained by Colo-Colo.

Rivero had 14 goals and four assists in his 52 appearances across all competitions since signing with the Whitecaps in December 2014.

He scored in his first three MLS matches but goals were much harder to find this season when he had just two in 12 league appearances, ranking behind captain Pedro Morales (6), Christian Bolanos (5) and Kekuta Manneh (5).

"We thank Octavio for his contributions and wish him all the best in Chile," Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson said in a statement. …

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