Erik Hurtado
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'Caps receive first and second-round SuperDraft picks in exchange for Hurtado

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Friday that the club has acquired Sporting Kansas City’s natural first-round MLS SuperDraft pick in 2021 and natural second-round pick in 2020 in exchange for forward Erik Hurtado.

“We are thankful to Erik for his contributions on and off the pitch over his six seasons in Vancouver, we wish him all the best in his next chapter in Kansas City,” said Whitecaps FC head coach Marc Dos Santos. “This is a move that benefits both Erik and the club as we continue to make changes to our roster for the short, medium, and long term.”

Hurtado, 28, recorded 17 goals and 13 assists in 123 appearances across all competitions for Whitecaps FC. Selected fifth overall by Vancouver in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, Hurtado spent six seasons with the ‘Caps, including a loan spell with Norwegian Eliteserien club Mjøndalen IF for the second half of 2015.

TRANSACTION: Whitecaps FC acquire Sporting Kansas City’s natural first-round MLS SuperDraft pick in 2021 and natural second-round pick in 2020 in exchange for forward Erik Hurtado on December 14, 2018.