HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Vancouver on August 9, 2017.
Dean is a left-footed center back who featured for the Whitecaps in MLS play in both 2014 and 2015, but missed the entirety of 2016 due to injury. 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. He will look to jumpstart his career with the Fire.
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. No. 3 pick in 2014 SuperDraft.