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Whitecaps FC release three

Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that the club has released 2011 Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft picks Joe Anderson and Santiago Bedoya, as well as Cody Arnoux.

Anderson, 24, and Bedoya, 22, move on from Whitecaps FC after appearing in the early stages of preseason training. Coastal Carolina University midfielder Anderson was Vancouver’s second-round pick (19th overall) in last month's Supplemental Draft, while Northeastern University defender Bedoya was selected in the third round (37th overall).

Arnoux, 22, leaves Vancouver after a brief spell with Whitecaps FC in 2010. The former Wake Forest University striker started seven of 10 appearances in USSF D-2 for 504 minutes of action, scoring one goal in the process.

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About Vancouver Whitecaps FC
In 1974, Vancouver Whitecaps FC played their inaugural season in the North American Soccer League, and in 1979, the club won the NASL Soccer Bowl championship. From 1987 to 1992, as a member of the Canadian Soccer League, Vancouver won four straight CSL titles. In 2002, Whitecaps FC created a full club model that encompasses professional teams for men and women, extensive youth development and grassroots participation programs, facility development, and the Whitecaps Foundation to support specific initiatives related to health and wellness through soccer. Since 2004, Whitecaps FC have won two United Soccer Leagues First Division championships and two USL W-League championships. This year, Whitecaps FC will begin their inaugural season in Major League Soccer at Empire Field before moving into the new BC Place Stadium in downtown Vancouver.