Kenny Cooper was traded earlier this year to the New York Red Bulls. (Photo by Jay Drowns/Getty Images)
The international transfer window close a couple days ago. This doesn't mean too much, but it is a milestone in that MLS teams can no longer actively seek in-contract trades with other teams outside MLS. Still, the roster freeze date isn't until March 1st so we may yet still see more moves made, even if it isn't Juan David Duque (Franck Songo'o?).
In anycase, so far this offseason we've seen lots of coming and goings:
- Kenny Cooper
- Peter Lowry
- Adin Brown
- Kevin Goldthwaite
- Rodrigo Lopez
- Ryan Pore
- Spencer Thompson
- Brian Umony
With maybe some of those supplemental draft picks being signed as well. I know there was some chatter about Miguel Ibarra impressing.
In any case, this is what has happened so far. The Timbers dropped a lot of weight and picked up a few key players to bolster their most criticized parts from 2011. Will it work out though? Are you happy with what has been done? Who would you like to see brought in still (keeping in mind the transfer restrictions).
Sound off via the comments and poll below!
What do you think of the Timbers off-season thus far?
Great! Brought in players to help the right areas. (211 votes)
So-so. Lots some key guys or missed opportunities, but brought in some as well. (16 votes)
Terrible. Not impressed with the signings, or trading away of some important players. (2 votes)
229 total votes