At the end of the day, the window for teams in Major League Soccer will be closed until the secondary transfer window opens on July 8th. Signing players from overseas, trading players within MLS, and even intra-league loans are all governed by the transfer window, so who will make a move today?
As we look at the Portland Timbers and around the league, keep in mind Major League Soccer's latest take on the league's roster rules and regulations, which can be found here.
With Diego Valeri's first start and first goal both out of the way and the impeding return of Will Johnson to the first team, the Timbers are not looking like they are quite as in need of reinforcements as they were two weeks ago. The return to form of Rodney Wallace and the better-than-abject performance of Ishmael Yartey as a second half sub against the Montreal Impact don't hurt either.
Still, the sudden loss of Gaston Fernandez to a bout of turf toe* has people muttering that the diminutive striker could be on his way out to clear space for an upcoming signing. Taken in the context of the Timbers' struggles at the top of the formation, Merritt Paulson's occasional vows to spend if the player is right, and Fernandez's own lackluster performances of late, it does seem like a possibility, although a slim one.
*Diego Chara missed a match due to his own bout of turf toe last season.
There will almost certainly be some signings and movement today to close out the window, but whether the Timbers will get on board - they already have one open roster spot that could be filled - remains to be seen.
Feel free to talk Timbers in the comments below or any other team in the league that makes a move (or you think should make a move).