Rumor: Portland Timbers to Trade First Round Draft Pick for Toronto's Ryan Johnson, Milos Kocic [UPDATE: Confirmed]

Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

Soccer by Ives is reporting that the Portland Timbers and Toronto FC have completed the deal which would send the third overall pick in the SuperDraft to Toronto.

Here's one for the "shock and awe"-ful category if it turns out to be true. Apparently the Portland Timbers and Toronto FC have agreed to a deal which would see the Timbers send their third overall SuperDraft pick to the Canadian side in exchange for forward Ryan Johnson and goalkeeper Milos Kocic.

The whole trade seems a bit off because, well, both players would fill slots that are already fairly crowded. The Portland Timbers recently re-signed multiple forwards and kept all three of their current goalkeepers. It seems unlikely that the Timbers would make such a large trade in exchange for players they simply do not need. The situation is especially curious because Caleb Porter would seemingly want his pick from the SuperDraft given his unique experience with college players. Such a move might signal to the league that perhaps this year's crop of college talent isn't up to par.

That's not to say this isn't true, however. While our sources can't confirm this, Ives has been known to get these things right on occasion. Still, it's a befuddling move at the very least.

If true, you can expect more wheeling and dealing, as I'm almost positive that such a move will mean bigger moves are just around the corner. Do not get comfortable with this roster.

We've put word into the Portland Timbers for an official comment, but have yet to hear back.

What do you think of this possible trade?

[SoccerbyIves.com]

UPDATE: This has been confirmed along with additional trades.

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