The New York Red Bulls made a move to get more money for future considerations as they traded striker Brian White to the Vancouver Whitecaps for $400,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM). The Red Bulls could also receive an additional $100,000 if Brian White does meet certain performance-based metrics.
Brian White was drafted by the Red Bulls back in January of 2018 by Head Coach Jesse Marsch & Sporting Director DenisHamlett. He scored his first MLS goal in a rescheduled midweek matchup against the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday, August 18th. The Flemington, New Jersey Native then scored ten goals in 2019 after Bradley Wright-Phillips went down with a pulled groin that sidelined him for the majority of the season.
“We’d like to thank Brian for his contributions to the club,” said Head of Sport Kevin Thelwell. “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.”
In the COVID-19 season last year, White scored four times and scored a playoff goal at the Columbus Crew in three goals to two loss at Historic Crew Stadium last season. White is a hard-working forward that always tried to find space to put himself into position. The hope was to have him and Tom Barlow paired up top and become that new attacking duo after Bradley Wright-Phillips left the club.
“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,” said Head Coach Gerhard Struber. “As a staff, we’re thankful for our time with Brian and we wish him only the best.”
So now the Red Bulls might have a chance to add money to attempt to purchase Fabio’s contract and remove the loan, but they may have different plans, depending on who they continue to bring over players and add to the roster. But until we see some more movement, the Red Bulls are staying put at where they are. Until then enjoy the International Break and take it easy.