PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers have acquired allocation money from Sporting Kansas City in exchange for midfielder Sal Zizzo, it was announced today. Per league and club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Zizzo, 26, made 60 league appearances over his three seasons in Portland (2011-13), notching two goals and seven assists. He played in 10 league games in 2013, scoring one goal. The San Diego, Calif., native has played four seasons in MLS with Chivas USA (2010) and Portland after starting his professional career in Germany in 2007.
“I’d like to thank everyone in the Timbers organization for the last 3 years," said Zizzo. "It's been fun to see the team grow from Year 1 to now and credit to Merritt Paulson, Gavin Wilkinson, and Caleb Porter. I've enjoyed my time in Portland, made a lot of friends and will miss everyone. The Portland fans have always supported me and I can't thank them enough.“