Timbers Acquire International Roster Slot from Galaxy

Portland trades allocation money for additional international roster slot

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PORTLAND, Ore.— The Portland Timbers today announced they have acquired an international roster slot for the 2011 and 2012 seasons from the LA Galaxy in exchange for allocation money. Timbers general manager/technical director Gavin Wilkinson made the announcement.

“By acquiring this additional foreign spot, this allows us to invest in a young player who should prove to be a tremendous asset to the future of the organization,” said Wilkinson.

Portland receives one of the Galaxy’s eight international player slots for two seasons; the roster spot will revert back to the Galaxy after the 2012 season.