Nashville announced Tuesday that they have traded the discovery rights to Colombian winger Déiber Caicedo to Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for $75,000 in General Allocation Money.
Caicedo had been on Nashville’s list of possible signings last summer, along with attackers like Ake Loba, Maxi Romero and Đorđe Despotović. Nashville ultimately signed striker Jhonder Cádiz instead, and will announce winger Rodrigo Piñeiro shortly.
Discovery rights are a common practice in MLS, where teams can identify players and “claim dibs” on their rights, before either signing the player or negotiating a trade for those rights. Nashville paid Seattle Sounders $100k for Hany Mukhtar’s rights when they signed the DP last summer.
Nashville have acquired over a $1m in allocation money this offseason, trading several international spots as well as midfielder Derrick Jones to Houston. General manager Mike Jacobs has teased multiple new signings to be announced imminently.