D.C. United acquire Chinese striker Tan from Vancouver

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D.C. United on Thursday added another weapon to one of the most prolific attacks in MLS, acquiring striker Long Tan from the Vancouver Whitecaps for a first-round pick in the 2015 supplemental draft.

Tan, the first Chinese-born player in MLS, made 13 appearances for Vancouver last season (four starts), scoring his only career goal in a 2-1 win over United on Oct. 12.

The 24-year-old made four appearances this season and was suspended by the Whitecaps earlier this month for complaining on Twitter about his playing time.

Tan likely will be a project for United, who currently boast a wealth of riches up top with Dwayne De Rosario, Chris Pontius, Maicon Santos, Hamdi Salihi and Josh Wolff all options at the position. Tan’s 2012 salary is $44,000, near the league minimum.

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