Vancouver Whitecaps land 2020 international spot from Timbers

Vancouver Whitecaps' Jeff Mallett speaks during a news conference at the MLS soccer team's training facility in Vancouver. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

Vancouver Whitecaps FC acquired a 2020 international roster spot from the Portland Timbers on Saturday in exchange for $165,000 in general allocation money.

“We had an opportunity to acquire an international spot and timing was right,” Axel Schuster, Whitecaps FC sporting director, said in a statement. “This trade gives us additional roster flexibility for the year.”

The move gives Vancouver 11 international spots through 2020 with nine international players on its roster.

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