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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, April 13, 2005

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Vancouver Whitecaps FC Director of Soccer Operations, Bob Lenarduzzi, today announced the re-signing of veteran midfielder Martin Nash.

“Martin is unquestionably one of the best playmakers in our league,” said Lilley. “His vision and decision making in the midfield are a huge asset for our club. He’s a solid pro, who is well respected throughout league.”

Nash, 29, returned to Vancouver last season after a four year hiatus; Nash previously played for Vancouver in the 1995, 1996 and 1999 seasons. In his first year back with the club the 5’11”, 170-pounder, played in 25 games, netting three goals and assisting on three. In 83 games with Vancouver, Nash has scored 11 goals and added 16 assists.

In the 2003 season, Nash played for the Montreal Impact under head coach Bob Lilley. Prior to Montreal, Nash was a member of the Rochester Raging Rhinos from 2000-03, winning the A-League Championship in 2000 and 2001. Nash was named to the Second Team All-Star team in 2000 and was All A-League in 1996.

The eight year United Soccer Leagues (USL) veteran has also accumulated 30 international caps, last playing for the Canadian National Team in a friendly versus Barbados on January 18, 2004. Nash has also spent time overseas playing for Stockport County of the English 2nd Division in 1996-97 season.

Martin, a native of Victoria, spends his Sunday afternoon’s as a coach for the Whitecaps Academy. Martin and his wife Emma are the proud parents of two beautiful children.

The Whitecaps regular season kicks off on Sunday, April 24 versus the Toronto Lynx at Swangard Stadium. The best way to guarantee a seat for every game this season, including the July 16 friendly vs. Sunderland AFC is with the purchase of Whitecaps season tickets. Season tickets start at just $159! For more information please call 604.669.WAVE (9283) or visit whitecapsfc.com.

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