Tony Tchani was acquired by Vancouver Whitecaps FC in March 2017 from Columbus Crew SC, along with $225,000 in Targeted Allocation Money, and $75,000 in General Allocation Money in exchange for winger/forward Kekuta Manneh. The deal also involved additional assets going to Vancouver depending on whether Manneh is signed to a new contract, traded, or transferred outside of MLS.
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC
2017: Tchani started 26 of his 27 regular season appearances after joining Whitecaps FC early in the year, tallying four goals, one short of his career-high, as well as one assist. He led the team with 409 successful passes in the opponents' half. He made two starts and appearances in the MLS Cup Playoffs, including the 'Caps historic Knockout Round victory over San Jose Earthquakes. Tchani also made one substitute appearance in the CONCACAF Champions League, playing against Tigres UANL in the semifinal.
COLUMBUS CREW SC
2011-16: Tchani spent five seasons in Columbus, helping the Crew reach the 2015 MLS Cup Final after a year in which he recorded five goals and six assists. That year, Tchani also led Columbus with 1,403 successful passes, which was the fifth highest total in MLS. During his time with Crew SC, he tallied nine goals and 18 assists in 138 MLS appearances, including playoffs. Tchani also recorded one assist in seven appearances in the U.S. Open Cup.
2011: Tchani spent one season on Toronto FC, playing alongside WFC head coach Carl Robinson. He scored one goal in 13 MLS starts and appearances, and also made four appearances in the Canadian Championship.
NEW YORK RED BULLS
2010-11: Tchani, who was drafted second overall in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft, began his professional career with New York Red Bulls. He scored a goal and three assists in 19 starts and 30 appearances across all competitions in a little over one \season.
A native of Bafang, Cameroon, Tchani received his U.S. citizenship in 2013 before appearing in a friendly for the Americans in January 2016 against Iceland. Tchani, however, is now cap-tied to his native Cameroon because of his participation in two 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.