VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Whitecaps have made their second big move in a week on Friday, sending Sebastien Le Toux to the New York Red Bulls in exchange for midfielder Dane Richards and allocation money.
The move follows midfielder Davide Chiumiento’s transfer to FC Zurich, which was announced on Wednesday.
"Richards is a speedy player and very dangerous down the wing," Whitecaps head coach Martin Rennie said in a statement. "He brings plenty of MLS and international experience to our club, so we're delighted to have him in Vancouver.
"We would also like to than Sebastien for all of his contributions to the club and wish him the best of luck in New York."
Richards will be eligible for selection in Vancouver’s match against the Chicago Fire on Saturday at Toyota Park.
The Jamaican has played with the Red Bulls for five-and-a-half seasons, and has been capped 37 times by his country, scoring eight goals.
Le Toux moves to the Red Bulls after scoring four goals in 19 matches, primarily as a right-sided attacking player. He was in the last year of his contract and was originally traded to Vancouver after failing to agree an extension with his former club, the Philadelphia Union.
Sources tell Goal.com that the Whitecaps will make a further roster move or moves early next week.
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