The Vancouver Whitecaps announced on Monday that they have traded goalkeeper Jay Nolly from the Vancouver Whitecaps to the Chicago Fire in exchange for for a first-round selection in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft.
Nolly arrives in Chicago after an up-and-down season with the Whitecaps. The 6-foot-3 'keeper started 11 of Vancouver's first 12 MLS matches, but his 16 goals allowed and 1-4-6 record led interim head coach Tom Soehn to bench him in favor of Joe Cannon following the departure of Teitur Thordarson.
Nolly played three seasons with the second-division Whitecaps prior to their move to MLS, making 83 appearances and leading the team to the 2008 USL First Division Championship. Nolly won USSF Division 2 Goalkeeper of the Year honors in 2010.
Vancouver also announced on Monday that they had re-signed Cannon, as well as midfielder John Thorrington. As a result, neither player will be eligible for selection in the Re-Entry Draft process.
Per league and team policy, the terms of the deals were not disclosed.