Whitecaps send Clarke on loan to Augsburg

Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Wednesday the club has sent striker Caleb Clarke on a year-long loan to Bundesliga side FC Augsburg.

"Caleb is a young player with a lot of upside," said Whitecaps head coach Martin Rennie. "This is a great opportunity for Caleb to continue in his development and we look forward to seeing the progress he'll make while with FC Augsburg."

The 20-year-old Clarke will train and play with Augsburg's Under-23 team and will also have regular training session with Augsburg's first team.

Clarke, a native of Richmond, BC, joined the Whitecaps residency program in September 2009 and signed an MLS Homegrown Player contract with Vancouver on April 24, 2012.

Clarke made his MLS debut at home on August 15, 2012, against FC Dallas, coming on as a late substitute for fellow striker Kenny Miller. Clarke also made a substitute appearance against Chivas USA on October 3.