How he joined the club: Acquired via trade from Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Aug. 9, 2017 in exchange for $50,000 of General Allocation Money and an additional $50,000 of conditional Targeted Allocation Money.
2017 (CHICAGO FIRE): Made three appearances, including two starts, before his season was cut short by a fifth metatarsal fracture. He had surgery to repair the injury on 9/1.
2017 (VANCOUVER WHTIECAPS FC): Played in three matches, each of which were starts.
2016 (VANCOUVER WHITECAPS): Dean started four of his five preseason appearances for Whitecaps FC before being sidelined with a left foot injury in March. He suffered another setback when he injured his right knee in May. Despite the obstacles that prevented him from seeing the pitch in 2016, Dean remained active in the community and was honoured as the club's Humanitarian of the Year at the end of the season.
2015 (VANCOUVER WHITECAPS): Dean made three starts in five regular season appearances, including playing the full 90 minutes in a hard-earned 1-1 road draw at Portland Timbers on July 18 when he recorded match-highs in interceptions (six) and clearances (nine). He made his first start at the left back position on July 26 against San Jose. Canadian Championships: Dean started two matches in three total appearances in the ‘Caps Voyageurs Cup-winning campaign in the Canadian Championship. 2014: Dean started in each of the two CC matches for the year. CONCACAF Champions League: Dean appeared in all four matches in the CONCACAF Champions League, starting in three of them. United Soccer League: Dean started in all 10 of his appearances for Whitecaps FC 2. On July 4, he scored his first professional goal as WFC2 defeated Seattle Sounders FC 2, 3-1 at Thunderbird Stadium.
2014 (VANCOUVER WHITECAPS): In his rookie year, Dean totalled four appearances, including one start on September 13 as the ‘Caps fell 2-1 to FC Dallas.
COLLEGE (CALIFORNIA): Earned All Pac-12 and NSCAA Far West Region first-team honors after anchoring a California defense that allowed 21 goals in as many matches and recorded seven clean sheets, en route to an Elite Eight finish at the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament. Chipped in with one goal and four of the six assists he registered during his tenure at the University of California, Berkeley. His lone goal was a free-kick tally in a 3-2 win over UCLA on October 13.
INTERNATIONAL (UNITED STATES): Dean trained with the United States U-20 men's national team in early 2012, and then joined the senior national team for a month-long training camp in January 2015.
PERSONAL: Dean was a social welfare major at the University of California, Berkeley. His adoptive parents are William and Elizabeth Brown-Dean and his half-brother, Josh Huestis, was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2014 NBA Draft. He keeps close contact not only with his adoptive parents, but his birth mother and his half-brother’s adopted mother as well. He has a tattoo of a lighthouse on his forearm dedicated to his late grandmother who helped to put him through high school and college. Attended Palo Alto High School.