Vancouver Whitecaps sign experienced defender Sean Franklin

Vancouver Whitecaps have signed the vastly experienced right back, Sean Franklin, as a free agent following his time at DC United.

Franklin has won the MLS Cup on two occasions and they were with LA Galaxy in 2011 and 2012.

He has a very impressive CV having spent a decade in Major League Soccer with both LA Galaxy and DC United. He has over 250 appearances to his name following the two spells. 

Whitecaps manager Carl Robinson said

“Sean is an experienced player and a proven winner. He has won trophies in LA, and that’s what we are trying to do here. He brings a little bit of competition to the right-back slot.

“It will make our younger players better and keep them on their toes.”

Speaking to the Whitecaps, Sean (Franklin) said:

“I’m glad to be a part of this young and hungry team. My experience will help the young guys and I’m looking forward to what we can accomplish this season.”

The right back has been with Vancouver since the second week of their preseason camp as he prepares for the club’s home opener in 10 days.

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