The Vancouver Whitecaps have transferred forward Fabian Espindola to Liga MX side Necaxa, parting ways with the veteran less than a week after acquiring him in a trade with D.C. United. Vancouver announced the deal Tuesday night, referring to an "undisclosed transfer fee" but indicating the club yielded more allocation money in the sale than it sent to United in last week's trade. "We acquired Fabian last week as we felt he would be a good addition to our team," Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson said in a news release.
With a run of four straight games at the friendly confines of RFK Stadium, D.C. United’s 2016 appears to have reached a make-or-break point . Sitting in 8th place in the Eastern Conference, United can't afford to leave any more points on the table, as they have to overcome at least two teams to find their way back to the playoffs for a third consecutive season. Four consecutive road games in July saw United pick up just two points via road draws at Real Salt Lake and Columbus Crew SC. Those games alternated with crushing defeats at the hands of the Philadelphia Union and Toronto FC. In that stretch, United went from a playoff spot to the outside looking in, adding even more importance to the