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Unless there's another change you'll only face each other in scrimmages.
Unless there's another change you'll only face each other in scrimmages.

Sanna Nyassi now with Rapids (3 teams in 3 hours!)

The depth chart looks like it will be updated Monday, as the moves just keep happening.

Here's Sigi on O'Brian White.

"O'Brian is a forward with good pace and size" said head coach Sigi Schmid. "He adds another option for us in our desire to be a club that scores goals."

I've got an email out to the www.CanadianSoccerNews.com guys for their thoughts. Below the break is the full press release.

Here's Ben Rycroft on White

Having won the NCAA Hermann Trophy in 2007, O’Brian White was widely touted as a big, bruising striker with a penchant for finding the back of the net, but that player never seemed to materialize for Toronto FC.
 
Whether it was because he never fully recovered after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament or he simply didn’t see enough of the field to take his development to the next level, most would agree White never realized his potential during his time here.  


That's a 2nd Hermann Trophy on the team. Sounders have other finalists and tracking list nominees as well.

Sounders FC Acquires O'Brian White from Vancouver

 

RENTON, WASH. - Seattle Sounders FC today acquired forward O'Brian White from the Vancouver Whitecaps FC in a trade for allocation money.

 

White, 24, had been chosen 12th overall by Vancouver in Wednesday's MLS Expansion Draft. He started 14 times for Toronto FC in his two MLS seasons, making 33 appearances overall. White debuted for the senior Jamaica National Team on November 17, starting the friendly against Costa Rica.

 

Chosen fourth overall in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft, White missed the first half of his rookie season while recovering from a knee injury sustained during his senior season at the University of Connecticut. He played in nine games, scoring two goals and more than doubled his playing time in 2010, playing in 24 regular season games (nine starts) and scoring two goals and four assists for Toronto FC.

 

"O'Brian is a forward with good pace and size" said head coach Sigi Schmid. "He adds another option for us in our desire to be a club that scores goals."

 

A youth international selection for Jamaica at the U15, U17 and U20 levels, White moved to Canada in 2002 and later starred at UConn. He was named the 2007 Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Hermann Trophy winner--symbolic of collegiate soccer's top player--after his junior season for the Huskies, when he scored 23 goals in 24 games.

 

Transaction: Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) - Acquired F O'Brian White from Vancouver Whitecaps FC for allocation money


Position: Forward
Height: 6-1
Weight: 175
Hometown: Scarborough, Ontario
DOB: 12/14/1985 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Last Club: Toronto FC (MLS)

Tenatively 3rd at the TF, but as a Sub.