A friend of mine brought to my attention the possibility...if a bit of a long shot, of bringing in a US national team player. One some of us may have mixed emotions about but one who I feel would add a great deal of leadership to the back line that we now need with the loss of Silvestre.
1) Apparently USMNT player Carlos Bacanegra's contract with the Rangers is up in July (he is currently on loan to Racing Santander).
2) PTFC has a DP spot open, he wouldn't take up an international spot (obviously).
3)Bacanegra has spoken out about not wanting to play longer with the Rangers (due to their punishment and Relegation).
4) Merritt Paulson has tweeted a hint about a big surprise in July
5) The timbers have his Rights of first refusal thanks to a trade with Toronto in the off season
What do you guys think? this was dropped on me about 12 minutes ago and I thought I would share what I knew and hope you will point out any flaws or find more facts that would support my buddies idea. Let me know in the comments and thanks for your participation. Also I'm at work and should be doing that...not writing so sorry for all errors