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Vancouver Whitecaps' Rennie impressed by Honduras international Leveron

Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Martin Rennie feels he has a special player in Johnny Leveron.

The 23-year old joined the Whitecaps from Motagua in January and after debuting in last weekend's 2-0 loss to Real Salt Lake, Rennie could see why he had made 22 appearances for the Honduras national team.

"It's interesting as the competition steps up, he seems to step up," Rennie told MLSsoccer.com.

"Some of you have probably seen him play in reserve games, and it just seemed like too easy for him, and maybe he was a little bit casual and a little bit lackadaisical, but when it came to the game against Salt Lake and also the (Canadian Championship) games against Edmonton I thought he really defended well and showed why he's got the caps he's got for Honduras.

"He's a really good addition for us and he'll get better because he's still learning the language, still continuing to get in better shape and getting used to his surroundings."

Leveron backed up that form with a solid 90-minute performance in the weekend's 3-1 victory over back-to-back MLS champions LA Galaxy.

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Andrew Slevison
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