Chicago Fire SC Acquire Defender Christian Dean

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club have acquired defender Christian Dean from Vancouver Whitecaps FC in exchange for $50,000 of General Allocation Money, an additional $50,000 of conditional Targeted Allocation Money in the event Dean starts 12 or more 2018 regular season matches for the Fire, as well as a percentage of any future transfer fees, which is on a sliding scale and expires following the first transfer window of 2020. Dean is contracted through the 2018 season with club options for 2019 and 2020.

"Christian adds a complimentary skill set to our back line and with his versatility, we expect him to compete for playing time," said Fire general manager Nelson Rodríguez. 

After a standout collegiate career at the University of California-Berkley, Dean was selected in the first round (third overall) of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft by the Whitecaps. He made his professional debut as a second half substitute in the Whitecaps' 1-1 draw at Chivas USA on March 16, 2014. 

The East Palo Alto, Calif. native started 14 of 21 appearances across all competitions for the Whitecaps over the course of four seasons and also made 14 USL appearances for Whitecaps 2. 

Transaction: Chicago Fire SC acquire Christian Dean from Vancouver Whitecaps FC in exchange for $50,000 of General Allocation Money, an additional $50,000 of conditional Targeted Allocation Money in the event Dean starts 12 or more 2018 regular season matches for the Fire, as well as a percentage of any future transfer fees, which is on a sliding scale and expires following the first transfer window of 2020.

Player:            
Christian Dean

Position:          
Defender

Height:             
6'3"

Weight:           
200 pounds

Date of Birth:   
March 14, 1993

Birthplace:       
Alvin, Texas

Hometown:      
East Palo Alto, Calif.

Citizenship:      
USA

ABOUT CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER CLUB
The Chicago Fire Soccer Club was founded on the 126th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, and will celebrate its 20th season in Major League soccer throughout 2017. As part of that celebration, Chicago hosted the 2017 MLS All-Star Game at Soldier Field on Aug. 2. The Fire have won six major domestic championship titles, including the 1998 MLS Cup and 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups, as well as the 2003 Supporters Shield. Anchoring Chicago's growing soccer fan base, the Fire play at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill., located 15 miles from Chicago's Loop.  www.Chicago-Fire.com.

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