Brian White scored 15 goals in 47 MLS appearances for the Red Bulls. (Photo courtesy of MLS)
HARRISON, N.J. – The Red Bulls Wednesday traded forward and New Jersey native Brian White to Vancouver Whitecaps FC in exchange for $400,000 in General Allocation Money.
The Red Bulls also could receive an additional $100,000 in GAM, if White meets certain performance-based metrics.
“We’d like to thank Brian for his contributions to the club,” Red Bulls head of sport Kevin Thelwell said in a statement. “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.”
White, 25, a Flemington, N.J., native, was the Red Bulls’ first-round selection in the 2018 MLS Superdraft. He signed a USL contract that March and recorded eight goals and five assists in 1,539 minutes. White subsequently earned a promotion to the first team with an MLS contract that August.
The 5-11, 183-lb. forward started three games and played 192 minutes this season, recording an assist.
“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,” Red Bulls head coach Gerhard Struber said in a statement. “As a staff, we’re thankful for our time with Brian and we wish him only the best.”
Since his MLS debut Aug. 18, 2018, White has tallied 15 goals and four assists in 47 MLS appearances. He finished in the top-two among Red Bulls scorers in each of the last two seasons, including team’s leading scorer (five goals) in 2020. He tallied his first MLS Cup Playoffs goal against Columbus Crew SC Nov. 21, 2020.