Vancouver Whitecaps sign Hwang In-beom and Scott Sutter
The Vancouver Whitecaps continued a busy offseason Wednesday by signing South Korean midfielder Hwang In-beom and veteran right-back Scott Sutter.
In-beom, 22, will join MLS after the Whitecaps agreed to a transfer deal with South Korean team Daejeon Citizen. He is signed through the 2020 season with team options for both 2021 and 2022.
"Hwang is an exciting young talent who we identified early as one of our primary targets," Vancouver head coach Marc Dos Santos said in a statement.
"He's a creative midfielder who is incredibly gifted technically and was coveted by a number of clubs around the world. He fits into the style we want to play very well. We're excited to work with Hwang and help him reach his full potential."
Sutter, 32, played professionally in Switzerland before spending two seasons with Orlando City. He had four goals and six assists in 51 games, but Orlando City decided against picking up his option for next season.
In Switzerland, Sutter appeared in 258 games for three different clubs.
"Scott brings a lot of experience from his time in Switzerland, as well as his last two seasons in Orlando," Dos Santos said.
"Scott is a competitor and we are happy to have him join our club. He will be a great addition to our young locker room."