Whitecaps trade striker

Whitecaps trade striker

The Vancouver Whitecaps traded Peruvian forward Yordy Reyna to DC United in return for $ 400,000 in targeted allowance for 2021 on Saturday.

Reyna had been part of the British Columbia squad since January 2017, having arrived from Austria. In 86 games with the Whitecaps, he has recorded 21 goals and 17 assists in all competitions.

This season, he has appeared in five Major League Soccer (MLS) games, including one goal and four assist in the MLS Is Back tournament.

He hasn't been used much by coach Marc Dos Santos, especially due to the arrivals of Fredy Montero and Lucas Cavallini, but has also been confined to the bench for ignoring club guidelines last August.

Reyna will take on an international player role with DC United and if the Capital U.S side decide to take advantage of the striker's option year for 2021, they will owe additional compensation to the Whitecaps.

DC United general manager Dave Kasper said in a statement that Reyna has been on his radar for a long time and that he will be able to energize his club's attack with his experience.

Currently 11th in the Eastern Conference, DC United have scored just nine goals in 11 games.

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