Vancouver Whitecaps FC and midfielder Jon Erice have agreed to mutually part ways and his contract has been terminated, the club announced on Wednesday.
Erice signed a one-year deal when he joined the club last January with a club option for the 2021 season.
“Today I say goodbye to a great city, a great league, and a great club,” Erice said in a release. “I can only say thanks to Vancouver Whitecaps FC for giving me the opportunity to be a part of an incredible project that is sure to earn great results in the near future. Thanks to all the employees who are a part of the family and are essential for everything to work daily.
“Thanks to the city of Vancouver for receiving me so well. Good luck and the greatest success for the present and the future.”
The 33-year-old Erice joined Whitecaps FC last January via transfer from Spanish club Albacete Balompié. The defensive midfielder played the majority of his career in Spain and made more than 200 appearances in La Liga 2. Erice started 21 games and recorded two assists for Vancouver.
He previously played for Spanish side Real Oviedo for four seasons and helped the club win promotion to La Liga 2 during the 2014-15 season.
“Jon was a fantastic teammate during his time in Vancouver. He was always ready and willing to help the team in what was needed from him,” Whitecaps FC head coach Marc Dos Santos said in a release. “We made this decision based on how we see this team moving forward. We wish Jon and his family all the very best.”