Vancouver Whitecaps have completed a trade with Philadelphia Union which involves draft picks and allocation money.

The Canadian club acquired the Union's first-round selection in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, plus an undisclosed amount of allocation money and the Union's 12th position in the league's allocation ranking.

In exchange, Philadelphia get Vancouver's second-round pick in the 2013 draft, and their first position in the league allocation ranking.

"There were a number of factors involved in this trade, including our current and future needs, the players available through allocation ranking, as well as the strength of next year's MLS SuperDraft," said Whitecaps head coach Martin Rennie in a release.

"In the end, we are very pleased with the assets we've acquired, as allocation money is an important asset in our league, and we have seen the value that a first-round pick can bring in either a quality player or something that can be turned into assets down the road."

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