Defender brings Concacaf Champions League, Canadian Championship, MLS and USL Championship experience to Madison | Image Credit: Charlotte Independence
MADISON, Wis. - Forward Madison FC today announced the signing of 29-year-old defender Christian Dean for the remainder of the 2022 season, pending league and federation approval. After playing collegiately at the University of California, the 6-foot-3 center back was drafted third overall in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft by the Vancouver Whitecaps.
While his four-year stint with the 'Caps was marred by injuries, Dean accumulated 21 appearances with Vancouver across MLS, Concacaf Champions League and Canadian Championship matches. While in British Columbia, Dean also made 14 appearances with Vancouver's then-USL-affiliate Whitecaps FC 2.
Following his time with the 'Caps, Dean made five appearances with Chicago Fire FC between 2017 and 2018 before spending last season with the Charlotte Independence in the USL Championship. Most recently, Dean joins after competing with Bay Cities FC in NISA earlier this season.
A former United States youth international, Dean made three appearances with the U-23's in 2015, suiting up in friendlies against Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark and Mexico, with his first international goal coming against the latter.