The Whitecaps made a minor non-player trade that will allow them to keep an additional international player on the roster for next year. In the trade the Caps sent an undisclosed amount of allocation money to the Colorado Rapids for a 2nd round pick in 2014 and an international roster spot for the next three years. Each team in MLS has eight roster spots for players that aren’t domestic which for Vancouver include Canadian and American players.
All the teams receive the same amount of allocation with extra amounts going to expansion, non-playoff and CONCACAF championship league teams. The Whitecaps only sent out allocation once last year in the Jordan Harvey acquisition and then picked some up in the Shea Salinas trade. The Caps would have also received the most due to being at the bottom of the MLS table in their first season.