[MLS]Midfielder Terry Dunfieldand center back Greg Janickibecame the fourth and fifth players from the Vancouver Whitecaps' D-2 Pro League team to be given MLS contracts when they signed on Friday.
Vancouver also released goalkeeper Simon Thomas and defenders Willis Forko and Luca Bellisomo.
Other players signed during the offseason were goalkeeper Jay Nolly, defender Wes Knight and midfielder Philippe Davies. The Whitecaps now have 11 players signed to MLS contracts.
Dunfield, 28, grew up in the Vancouver area and played in England for many years.
Janicki joined the Whitecaps in 2010 from D.C. United.