Vancouver Whitecaps acquire Brian White from the New York Red Bulls

Lizzy Becherano
Brian White for the New York Red Bulls
Brian White for the New York Red Bulls / Ira L. Black - Corbis/Getty Images

The New York Red Bulls trade forward Brian White to the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for General Allocation Money, the clubs announced Wednesday. The Red Bulls will initially receive $400,000 in GAM, with the opportunity to acquire $100,000 more should White complete all performance-based incentives.  

“Brian is a player with good finishing qualities, as he has proven over the past two MLS seasons,” Whitecaps CEO and sporting director Axel Schuster said in a club statement. “He gives us another attacking option as we continue our roster building process and prepare for absences due to international competitions this year.”

The Vancouver Whitecaps stand in 10th place in the Western Conference, with seven points in seven matches. In the east, the Red Bulls are in ninth place with nine points in seven matches. Brian White participated in five of those games, contributing to their success.  

“We’d like to thank Brian for his contributions to the club,” said RBNY Head of Sport Kevin Thelwell. “He has made great strides as a professional since being drafted and has always represented the organization well on and off the field. We wish Brian all the best in this next stage of his career.”

“Brian set a great example of what it means to be a Red Bull player on the field and he was also a leader in the community,” added RBNY head coach Gerhard Struber. “As a staff, we’re thankful for our time with Brian and we wish him only the best."

The forward made 15 goals and recorded four assists during his 47 MLS appearances for the Red Bulls. He was originally drafted in the first round of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft from Duke University, and made a significant impact in the team since.