The Vancouver Whitecaps have added to their goalkeeping corps after making a deal with Inter Miami CF.
On Wednesday, the two clubs announced that they had agreed to a trade, which sends Bryan Meredith to Vancouver. In exchange for the goalkeeper, the Whitecaps are sending their 2021 fourth round MLS SuperDraft pick to Miami.
Inter Miami had acquired Meredith through the MLS Expansion Draft.
“We are happy to welcome Bryan to the club,” Whitecaps FC sporting director Axel Schuster said in a statement. “He will bring additional experience and leadership to the group both on and off the pitch.”
Meredith, 30, has been a professional for nine seasons. He played his college soccer at Monmouth University and was selected in the second round of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by the Seattle Sounders. In 2012, Meredith played in 16 games for the Sounders – starting in 14 – and had four clean sheets across all competitions.
In 2013, Meredith left MLS and spent part of the year with Swedish side IK Brage and also played in match with the New York Cosmos, then of NASL. He returned to MLS in 2014 and appeared in three games with the San Jose Earthquakes over the next three seasons.
Meredith returned to the Sounders ahead of the 2017 season after the club selected him in the re-entry draft. Meredith mostly played for their USL Championship affiliate over the next three seasons, racking up 25 appearances with the Tacoma Defiance. He was in the match-day 18 for the Sounders when they won MLS Cup this past November in a 3-1 victory over Toronto FC.
“I’m excited to join Whitecaps FC and look forward to helping the club as we enter a new season,” Meredith said in a statement from the club.
Meredith joins Maxime Crepeau and Hasal Thomas as the other keepers on Vancouver’s roster entering the upcoming MLS season.