Forko transferred to Norwegian club

Vancouver Whitecaps FC have announced that they have transferred defender Willis Forko to FK Bodø/Glimt of the Tippeligaen – Norway’s premier league - for an undisclosed amount.

Forko, 24, joined the Whitecaps in February after playing the last two seasons with Real Salt Lake of MLS. Last year, the five-foot-ten, 167-pound defender started 12 matches for 990 minutes with the Utah-based outfit. In his rookie season, Forko started 26 matches for 2,254 minutes and recorded one assist.

The Whitecaps continue their preseason this Saturday, March 29, when they take on Simon Fraser University at New Westminster’s Mercer Stadium. Kick off is scheduled for 10:00 a.m.

The Whitecaps open the 2008 regular season at Swangard Stadium against the Montreal Impact on Saturday, April 12. Season tickets are now on sale, starting at $199. Call 604.669.WAVE (9283) or CLICK HERE visit whitecapsfc.com for more information.