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Timbers Acquire International Roster Slot from Galaxy

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.