The Vancouver Whitecaps have acquired midfielder Andrew Jacobson from New York City FC in exchange for Targeted Allocation Money (TAM).
Jacobson led the way for New York City FC last year in starts and appearances (33), minutes played (2,837), successful passes (1,089), touches (1,770), duels won (194), and tackles (70).
“I’m really excited to join Whitecaps FC,” said Jacobson through a media release. “It’s a top class club with a great coach and a lot of young talent. Every day I’m going to show up and do whatever I can to help the team win and make the players around me better. I would also like to thank New York City FC for accommodating this move for me and my family, which allows us to move closer to home.”
“Andrew is a quality midfielder with valuable MLS experience,” said head coach Carl Robinson. “He’s shown in the past that he can step into a new situation and be relied on to contribute. Andrew will also be an important asset in the locker room, as he will help guide our young midfielders.”
Jacobson will arrive in Vancouver tonight and begin training early next week.
The 30-year-old Palo Alto, CA native was originally selected 24th overall by D.C. United in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft.
Jacobson then spent two years with French Ligue 1 club FC Lorient, but did not see any playing time with the senior team. He returned to Major League Soccer where he played for DC United, Philadelphia Union and FC Dallas.
FC Dallas traded Jacobsen to New York City FC in 2014 for a third round MLS SuperDraft pick. Jacobson was loaned to Norwegian club Stabæk Fotball for the 2014 season while NYCFC prepared to entre MLS for the 2015 season.
Weight: 185 pounds
Date of Birth: September 25, 1985 in Fort Meyers, Florida
Hometown: Palo Alto, California
Citizenship: United States
Previous Club: New York City FC (MLS: 2015-2016)
How Acquired: Acquired from New York City FC in exchange for targeted allocation money on March 11, 2016