Jeb Brovsky Steven Lenhart
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Whitecaps FC waive Bilal Duckett, Nizar Khalfan and Montreal Impact select Jeb Brovsky

Montreal Impact selected Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Jeb Brovsky as their fifth selection in the 2011 MLS Expansion Draft, while Philadelphia Union picked up Whitecaps FC midfielder Nizar Khalfan in the league's Waiver Draft. Vancouver also confirmed that defender Bilal Duckett has been waived.

Brovsky, 22, joined Whitecaps FC last January after being selected in the second round (19th overall) of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. This past season, the native of Lakewood, Colorado, made 24 regular season appearances for 1,509 minutes of action, while also playing in one Nutrilite Canadian Championship match.
 
Khalfan, 23, made 22 regular season appearances for 1,066 minutes of action, while also playing in four Nutrilite Canadian Championship matches last season. The native of Mtwara, Tanzania, arrived in Vancouver midway through the 2009 United Soccer Leagues First Division season, and in three seasons with Whitecaps FC, Khalfan made 58 appearances for 3,029 minutes of action.

Duckett, 22, joined Whitecaps FC after being selected in the third round (37th overall) of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. In his rookie MLS season with the Blue and White, the native of Macon, Georgia, made four regular season appearances for 226 minutes of action.

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 began their inaugural season in Major League Soccer on Bell Pitch at Empire Field and hosted the club’s home opener in early October on Bell Pitch at BC Place. For additional information on Vancouver Whitecaps FC, visit whitecapsfc.com.