In a week of roster turnover we have word of a more minor and, in its own way, more interesting move. Vancouver-born one-time Czech U-21 international Jacob Lensky, ex- of Feyenoord and FC Utrecht, is
back in training with Vancouver
per TSN play-by-play man Luke Wileman. Colin Illingworth of
that the Whitecaps are "waiting for clearance" to give Lensky a contract.
This is Lensky's third trial with the Whitecaps. His first, in early 2009, was
a brief look at a local boy
by Teitur Thordarson which ended when Lensky bounced off to Seattle to try out for the Sounders, then back to the Netherlands for a trial and soon a contract with FC Utrecht. His second was
back in April
, where he appeared in part of one MLS Reserves match before leaving.
I won't bore you by recapping each of the myriad articles I've written about Lensky; suffice to say that the "part XXIII" in the title is less of an exaggeration than you probably think it is. I find him fascinating, as an incredible talent who gives the public impression of being mentally distressed, as somebody who turned his back ...