Darren Mattocks traded by Whitecaps to Portland

The Vancouver Whitecaps have traded striker Darren Mattocks to Portland for general allocation money, targeted allocation money, and an international roster spot for the 2017 season.

Striker struggled with consistency

Jamaican international Darren Mattocks has recorded 20 goals in 96 MLS matches. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press/)

The Vancouver Whitecaps have traded striker Darren Mattocks to Portland for general allocation money, targeted allocation money, and an international roster spot for the 2017 season.

Mattocks was selected second overall by Vancouver in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, but never became the consistent goal-scoring threat the Whitecaps envisioned.

The Jamaican international had 20 goals in 96 Major League Soccer appearances, and two goals in 11 Amway Canadian Championship games.

As part of the trade, the Whitecaps will receive a percentage of any future transfer proceeds if Mattocks is transferred out of the league.

"We're grateful for Darren's four years of service with the club," Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson said in a statement. "He brought a lot of excitement to our team coming in as a young player. We wish him the best in Portland."

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