Vancouver Whitecaps FC decline option on defender Greg Klazura

Vancouver does not select anyone in the MLS Waiver Draft

Klazura vs. Edmonton

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VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that the club will not exercise the option on defender Greg Klazura. Klazura was available in Moday's MLS Waiver Draft but was not selected.

“During his two seasons with Vancouver, Greg was a hard worker on the field and a great ambassador off the field,” said Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi. “We wish Greg the best of luck in the future.”

Klazura, 24, joined Whitecaps FC as a second round selection in the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft on January 17, 2012. In two seasons with Vancouver, the fullback made two MLS regular season appearances, as well as four Amway Canadian Championship appearances. The native of Rockford, Illinois, also played in 24 MLS Reserve League matches.

The MLS Waiver Draft took place earlier today via conference call. Vancouver had the option to select seventh - based on reverse order of finish, taking into account playoff performance - but opted to pass. As with all players that clear waivers, any players not selected in the Waiver Draft will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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