- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On June 26, 2012
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Just a bit of information has crossed the wire now that the Philadelphia Union have officially signed defender Bakary Soumare.
Here is the nitty-gritty details on the deal they struck with Vancouver.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC have acquired Philadelphia Union’s first-round selection in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, allocation money, as well as the Union’s 12th position in the league’s allocation ranking, in exchange for Vancouver’s second-round pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft and the ‘Caps first position in the MLS allocation ranking.
While it is easy to say that the Union have come out on top in this deal it will be a little while before we really know that. Vancouver has two first round picks in next year’s draft – one potentially early in the draft and another midway through (or late depending on how things shake up for them this year). No doubt in my mind they’ll dangle one of those picks out in another deal this year or this winter. Good chips to have if you are a Vancouver fan.