HOW ACQUIRED: Drafted third overall in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft as a Generation adidas signing.
Dean is a left-footed center back who has featured for the Whitecaps in MLS play in both 2014 and 2015. The Cal product also played in USL for Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 in 2015, and has played for the US national team at the U-23 level.
INTERNATIONAL: Dean has featured for the US U-23 national team team, scoring a goal against Mexico's U-23 side in April 2015. He previously trained with the US U-20 team.
OUTSIDE MLS: Dean played 10 games in 2015 for WFC2 in USL play, scoring one goal.
COLLEGE: He played three seasons for Cal, starting 55 games during his collegiate career. Dean earned All-Pac12 and NSCAA Far West Region first team honors his junior season, while also helping lead the Bears to an Elite Eight finish in the NCAA Division I Soccer tournament in 2013.
NOTES: Half-brother Josh Huestis is a professional basketball player, currently with the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder.