HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Orlando City SC on Feb. 24, 2018.
The 24-year old center back adds quality depth, size and valuable international experience to the Whitecaps’ backline.
OUTSIDE MLS: Aja joins Orlando City following a six-month stint with Uruguayan top-flight side Racing Club de Montevideo while on loan from Club Nacional de Football, the country’s most successful club. The 6-foot-4 center back made his professional debut with 45-time First Division and three-time Copa Libertadores champion Club Nacional de Football on Aug. 30, 2014, against Tanque Sisley. The Montevideo native made 10 appearances to help Nacional win Uruguay’s Torneo Apertura and the Uruguayan Championship in the 2014-2015 season. Aja has made a total 22 First Division appearances.