VANCOUVER, CANADA - OCTOBER 6: Long Tan #23 of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC controls the ball in first half action against Real Salt Lake at Bell Pitch at BC Place October 6, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Kim Stallknecht/Getty Images)
D.C. United announced Thursday afternoon that they had acquired striker Long Tan from the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for a first-round supplemental pick in the 2015 draft.
"We're happy to have Long join our organization and will look forward to him joining the team. He's an interesting prospect and a player we feel has a future upside," said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper in a statement.
Tan became the first-ever Chinese-born player to sign with MLS in 2011, when he joined the Whitecaps from FC Tampa Bay of the USSF D-2 Pro League prior to Vancouver's inaugural season.
Tan made 13 appearances and 4 starts for Vancouver in 2011, scoring just one goal, which happened to come in Vancouver's 2-1 win over the Black-and-Red last October 12.
Earlier this month, Tan was indefinitely suspended by the Whitecaps after he complained about his lack of playing time via his Twitter account. He had made just four appearances this season.
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