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Revs Get Allocation Funds via Whitecaps for Int’l Spot

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

The New England Revolution made a minor move on Friday by sending an international roster spot to the Vancouver Whitecaps for an undisclosed amount of allocation money.

As part of the trade, the Whitecaps will retain the international roster slot through the 2016 season. The Revolution are currently using only three of their international roster spots (Jerry Bengtson, Jose Goncalves and Daigo Kobayashi).

Friday’s trade was the third deal completed between the clubs in the last two years. In Dec. 2013, the Revolution acquired goalkeeper Brad Knighton from the Whitecaps for a 2015 fourth-round draft pick. Three months later, the Revolution made a move for midfielder Daigo Kobayashi, who came to New England for a 2016 fourth-round pick.

Revolution assistant coach Tom Soehn served as technical director and head coach in Vancouver before joining coach Jay Heaps’ staff in 2014.

Prior to the 2012 season, the Revolution claimed midfielder Lee Nguyen via waivers after the Whitecaps released him.

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