Brad Rusin, who had a surprising leap from NASL to Danish Superliga in the summer of 2011, has been sold by HB Køge to the Vancouver Whitecaps according to the Danish 1st Division club’s website. Via Google Translate:
Rusin came to HB Køge from Carolina Rail Hawks in the summer of 2011, and has since played 38 matches in the HBK-shirt. He scored three goals in his one and a half years at the club.
It can not be described in words how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to play in HB Køge. I would like to send a big thank you to all my teammates, the dedicated staff of coaches and others around the team, sponsors and last but definitely not least the loyal fans. The experience of the last few years has been fantastic and HB Køge will always be in my heart.
The clubs have agreed not to disclose the transfer fee.
Whitecaps manager Martin Rennie held the same job with the Railhawks when Rusin was there, so there’s an obvious pre-existing relationship. Rusin and HB Køge had a rough 2011-12 in the Superliga, going 4-22-7 (allowing more than 2 goals per match) and finishing 15 points from safety. They’re currently 7th in the 12-team Danish 1st Division (2nd tier).