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Vancouver adds versatile Juarez, formerly of Monterrey, Celtic

Raja Casablanca v CF Monterrey - FIFA Club World Cup Quarter Final

AGADIR, MOROCCO - DECEMBER 14: Efrain Juarez of Monterrey runs with the ball during the FIFA Club World Cup Quarterfinal match between Raja Casablanca and CF Monterrey at Agadir Stadium on December 14, 2013 in Agadir, Morocco. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

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Efrain Juarez is bringing his game to Major League Soccer.

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The 39-times capped Mexico veteran has inked a deal with the Vancouver Whitecaps, joining a strengthened unit which came within a point of winning the West last season.

Juarez, 29, was unveiled as a midfielder by the ‘Caps, though he’s primarily played right back in his club career. He’s played at Celtic, Real Zaragoza, Club America, Monterrey, and Pumas.

Last capped by El Tri in 2012, Juarez has played every position except goal, center attacking mid, and center forward in his career (picture a ‘U’ on the pitch).

“I’m so happy and excited for this new stage in my career,” Juarez said. “It’s an opportunity for me to keep growing in a new league and to be a part of an amazing club in Vancouver. From the moment they showed interest me, Carl Robinson and the Whitecaps staff have made me feel very important. I promise to put all my effort into this club and do my best to help us achieve our goals.”

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