VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Thursday that the club has signed defender Deklan Wynne to an MLS contract for 2018 and traded him to Colorado Rapids in exchange for $100,000 in 2018 Targeted Allocation Money. Whitecaps FC will also retain 20 per cent of any future transfer fees.
“We'd like to thank Deklan for his dedication to the club during his two years in Vancouver," said Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson. "This move will give us additional flexibility as we continue to build our roster for the 2018 season."
Already this offseason the 'Caps have acquired Venezuelan international striker Anthony Blondell, experienced MLS striker Kei Kamara, and former LA Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe. The 'Caps have also added a pair of young players in Homegrown midfielder David Norman Jr. and New Zealand international striker Myer Bevan.
Wynne made 29 starts and 35 appearances in USL for Whitecaps FC 2, including playoffs, and tallied two goals and one assist. The 22-year-old made one first team appearance, coming on as a substitute in the 2017 Canadian Championship semifinal first leg against Montreal Impact. For his country, the New Zealand international has made 14 appearances, recording two assists.
TRANSACTION: Deklan Wynne signed to an MLS contract on Thursday, December 21, 2017 and traded to Colorado Rapids in exchange for $100,000 in 2018 Targeted Allocation Money. Whitecaps FC retain 20 per cent of any future transfer fees.