The Vancouver Whitecaps have acquired Lee Nguyen through Major League Soccer's weighted lottery.
The 25-year-old attacking midfielder from McKinney, Texas, signed a multi-year contract with MLS on Dec. 6.
Nguyen was entered into the weighted lottery after he had turned down an MLS contract when he was drafted in college.
He played a season of college soccer at Indiana before joining the Netherlands' PSV Eindhoven for the 2005-06 season.
The Whitecaps were one of six MLS clubs to participate in Thursday's draw for Nguyen.