VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Sunday that the club has acquired left back/winger Victor "PC" Giro from Orlando City SC in exchange for Vancouver's natural third-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.
“PC is good technically, he’s aggressive, he’s fast, and he has a lot of culture in his game,” said Whitecaps FC head coach Marc Dos Santos. “We believe in the qualities he has.”
PC, 24, arrives in Vancouver following two seasons with Orlando City SC. The native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, made 18 first-team appearances with the Lions, scoring one goal and adding one assist across all competitions.
Prior to joining MLS, PC recorded nine goals and eight assists in 59 league and cup appearances with Fort Lauderdale Strikers and Tampa Bay Rowdies of the NASL. Before arriving in Florida, PC spent 2014 with Portuguese side CF Os Belenenses and is a youth product of famed Brazilian club Corinthians.
Following a three-month roster freeze, MLS held a half-day trade window on Sunday from 6 to 10 a.m. PT. Clubs will once again be able to sign and trade their players following the conclusion of the MLS Expansion Draft on Tuesday.
Full Name: Victor Pagliari Giro
Pronunciation: Vik-tor Hero
Position: Left Back/Winger
Weight: 160 pounds
Date of birth: March 10, 1994 in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Status: Domestic (Green Card)
Last club: Orlando City SC (MLS: '17-'18)