Whitecaps FC acquire international roster spot from Eastern Conference side Columbus Crew

'Caps send third-round pick (45th overall) to the Crew

Carl Robinson - closeup on sidelines

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Bob Frid/Vancouver Whitecaps FC

VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that they have acquired an international roster spot – through to December 31, 2014 – from Eastern Conference side Columbus Crew in exchange for Vancouver’s natural third-round pick (45th overall) in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.

Whitecaps FC have 11 international roster spots - 10 of which are currently being used - through the 2014 season and 10 international roster spots through the 2016 season.

Last Thursday, Whitecaps FC selected Generation adidas defender Christian Dean (third overall), midfielder Andre Lewis (seventh overall) in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft and striker Mamadou Diouf (30th overall) in the second round. The final two rounds, will take place today at 11 a.m. PT and Vancouver holds one pick (51st overall) in the third Round and two picks (58th and 64th) in the fourth round.

Transaction: Vancouver Whitecaps FC (MLS) – Trade natural third-round pick (45th overall) in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft to Columbus Crew for an international roster spot - through December 31, 2014.

Whitecaps FC begin their 2014 MLS season on March 8 versus New York Red Bulls at BC Place. Season tickets start at just $349, subject to applicable fees. The 'Caps also offer a flexible range of ticket products, including half-season tickets ($244), 5-packs ($149), student season tickets ($199), and a youth soccer half-season ticket ($100). For more information on all Whitecaps FC ticket options, call 604.669.9283 ext. 2 or visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets.