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Vancouver Whitecaps acquire Florian Jungwirth from San Jose Earthquakes

Jul 31, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Florian Jungwirth (23) heads the ball during the second half against Seattle Sounders midfielder Kelyn Rowe (22) at CenturyLink Field. The San Jose Earthquakes won the game 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 31, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Florian Jungwirth (23) heads the ball during the second half against Seattle Sounders midfielder Kelyn Rowe (22) at CenturyLink Field. The San Jose Earthquakes won the game 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

The Vancouver Whitecaps acquired defender/midfielder Florian Jungwirth from the San Jose Earthquakes on Friday in exchange for $200,000 in General Allocation Money.

“With the loan of Derek Cornelius (to Greek club Panetolikos FC) last month, we wanted to bring in additional depth at that position,” said Axel Schuster, Whitecaps sporting director and chief executive officer.

“Florian is a versatile player, not only can he play as a center back, but also as a fullback or midfielder. He brings great experience to our group both in MLS and abroad.”

Jungwirth has one assist in 14 appearances (13 starts) this season. The 32-year-old German has five goals and 10 assists in 124 career appearances (118 starts) with the Earthquakes.

“I am really glad to join this wonderful club,” Jungwirth said. “Everyone knows that I am a warrior and I can’t wait to fight and leave it all for you on the field.”

–Field Level Media