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Vancouver Whitecaps boss Robinson expecting plenty of output from DP signing Rivero

Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson has called for plenty of production from off-season signing Octavio Rivero.

The 23-year old Uruguayan striker joined the Whitecaps as a Designated Player from Chilean side O'Higgins in December last year and has immediately been identified as the Canadian club's major avenue for goals in 2015.

Former Uruguay U17 international Rivero arrived at BC Place having produced 10 goals in 16 outings in Chile's top flight last term and 'Caps boss Robinson is expecting something similar in MLS in 2015.

"Hopefully goals," Robinson told MLSsoccer.com when asked what Rivero will bring to his roster.

"It's the hardest thing to do in football unfortunately, and that's why they're paid more money than probably anyone else on the pitch.

"Watching Octavio, he's what you want in a modern day forward. You want someone who's mobile, someone who can hold the ball up, someone who can run in behind and someone who can score goals and he fits into that category very well."

Furthermore, Robinson revealed that he had absolutely no problems in signing Rivero who is determined to take his game to the next level with his new club.

"When I saw the hunger in his game and wanting to improve, and after sitting down with him and his father and then him telling me what his goals are, short, medium and long-term, it was a no-brainer for me," he added.

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