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.

Vancouver was selected ahead of FC Dallas, the Houston Dynamo, the Los Angeles Galaxy, Real Salt Lake and Toronto FC. Each team's record dictates its probability of winning the draw.