There could be good news on the horizon for All Whites striker Myer Bevan.
The 20-year-old looks set to sign an MLS contract with the Vancouver Whitecaps, which would be a massive boost in the context of his career.
It's believed he is close to agreeing a multi-year deal with the Canadian side, who have been part of the MLS since the 2011 season.
Bevan has already spent time in Vancouver, playing 13 games for their second tier Whitecaps 2 side in the United Soccer League last season.
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But the Whitecaps 2 team was dissolved last month, with the MLS franchise aligning with USL expansion team Fresno FC.
That move left Bevan in the wilderness, but he looks to have secured his medium term playing future.
The Western Springs FC product has enjoyed a breakthrough year.
After standing out at the Nike Academy, he gained a move to Vancouver in May.
Soon afterwards Bevan was at the forefront of New Zealand's campaign at the Under-20 World Cup, scoring two goals in the 3-1 win over Honduras, including one from a near impossible angle.
Bevan grabbed three goals from 11 starts with Whitecaps 2, and also earned an All Whites' call up against the Solomon Islands in September, notching his first senior international goal in the second leg in Honiara.
Bevan missed selection for the Intercontinental playoffs against Peru last month– with coach Anthony Hudson opting for the experience of Rory Fallon and Jeremy Brockie – but looks a good prospect for the future.