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Whitecaps acquire Beitashour, Ballouchy

Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) - Vancouver Whitecaps FC bolstered their defense on Monday by acquiring All-Star defender Steven Beitashour from the San Jose Earthquakes.

In exchange for Beitashour, San Jose received an undisclosed amount of allocation money from the Whitecaps.

"Steven is arguably the best right back in the league," Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson said in a statement. "He is fantastic on the defensive side of the ball and his ability to join the attack will make him a great addition to our club."

Beitashour was originally drafted by the 'Quakes in the second round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft and established himself as a mainstay in the San Jose lineup in 2011 and his service from the right flank was integral in their 2012 Supporters' Shield triumph.

In addition to Beitashour, the Whitecaps also announced the signing of midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy after acquiring his rights in stage two of the MLS Re-Entry draft last month.

Ballouchy, 30, has made 185 regular season appearances, while contributing offensively with 13 goals and 24 assists. The experienced midfielder has also made five appearances in postseason play, recording one assist.

"We are excited to welcome Mehdi to Vancouver," Robinson said. "Having had the opportunity to work with Mehdi in New York, I am very familiar with the type player he is on the field and professional he is off the field. Mehdi will be a great addition to our club."

01/28 14:25:49 ET

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