VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Monday that the club has acquired D.C. United’s natural 2018 second round MLS SuperDraft selection (26th overall) in exchange for the MLS rights to goalkeeper David Ousted.
Per the conditions of the agreement, should Ousted be traded to another MLS team prior to the 2018 roster freeze, Whitecaps FC would receive $100,000 in General Allocation Money. Whitecaps FC will also retain 50 per cent of any future transfer fees.
“We are thankful to David for his five seasons in Vancouver,” said Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson. “We’re happy that we were able to help David move into a situation that was attractive for him and his family, and we wish him the best at D.C. United.”
Ousted, 32, spent five seasons with Whitecaps FC after joining the club as a free agent in June 2013. In total, he made 151 starts and appearances for the ‘Caps, compiling a 58W-53L-39D record across all competitions.
Combined with the trade to acquire goalkeeper Brian Rowe from LA Galaxy, Whitecaps FC have moved up 14 spots in the second round of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, trading their 40th overall selection and acquiring the 26th overall pick. The 2018 MLS SuperDraft will take place in Philadelphia on Friday, January 19. More details on the upcoming Combine and SuperDraft can be found at whitecapsfc.com.
TRANSACTION: Whitecaps FC acquire D.C. United’s natural 2018 second round MLS SuperDraft selection (26th overall) in exchange for the MLS rights to goalkeeper David Ousted on Monday, January 8, 2018.