Whitecaps FC acquire up to $825,000 in allocation and international roster spot from FC Cincinnati for Kendall Waston

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Tuesday that the club has acquired $450,000 of General Allocation Money, $300,000 of Targeted Allocation Money, and a 2019 international roster spot from FC Cincinnati in exchange for centre back Kendall Waston. The transaction is an MLS single-player trade record of allocation money in return for a defender. 

In the event FC Cincinnati trade or transfer Waston, Vancouver will retain a percentage of future transfer fees. Furthermore, Whitecaps FC may also receive an additional $75,000 in GAM if Waston reaches certain performance-based incentives.

“First and foremost, we are thankful to Kendall for his four and a half seasons at the club. Kendall has been an important part of this team,” said head coach Marc Dos Santos. “However, we evaluated his desire for a new challenge and what we want from our team moving forward. There was a lot of interest in Kendall from around the league and this move puts the club in a good position as we continue to build the roster for the coming season and beyond.”

Waston, 30, tallied 15 goals and six assists in 136 starts and 137 appearances across all competitions for Whitecaps FC after arriving in Vancouver via transfer from Deportivo Saprissa in August 2014. Prior to the start of the 2017 season, Waston was named the club’s third captain in the MLS era and 22nd all-time.

TRANSACTION: Whitecaps FC acquire $450,000 of General Allocation Money, $300,000 of Targeted Allocation Money, a 2019 international roster spot, and future considerations from FC Cincinnati in exchange for centre back Kendall Waston on December 11, 2018


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