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Tosaint Ricketts dribbles the ball around Montreal Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush while playing for Toronto FC at BMO Field.John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports via Reuters

The Vancouver Whitecaps have signed Canadian striker Tosaint Ricketts.

The deal is for the rest of the season and includes a club option for 2020.

A former Toronto FC player, Ricketts, 32, most recently played with Lithuanian side FK Suduva in that country’s top league.

In 15 league matches with the club, the Edmonton native started 13 times and scored eight goals.

Before going to Lithuania, Ricketts spent three seasons with Toronto FC. He had 14 goals and three assists in 18 starts and 58 appearances for the club in MLS action.

Ricketts also 15 goals in 59 appearances for Canada’s national men’s team.

“Tosaint is an experienced player who will have a fast adaptation period and provide us with another option for the remainder of this season,” Whitecaps coach Marc Dos Santos said in a statement.

“This move gives both our club and Tosaint an opportunity to evaluate as we continue to compete this season, as well as a platform for Tosaint to prove he can have a role on this team moving forward.”

The Whitecaps are in Portland to face the Timbers on Saturday.

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