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Portland Timbers Trade Rights for 4th Round Pick

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Not every bit of news coming from the Portland Timbers today is a block buster.

In addition to sending out Lucas Melano on loan, the Timbers also traded away the rights to 2015 second round draft pick Christian Volesky to Sporting Kansas City in exchange for SKC’s natural fourth round draft pick, No. 80 overall.

Volesky, 24, has spent the last two seasons with the USL’s Rochester Rhinos, scoring 18 goals in that time and helping the Rhinos to win the 2015 USL Championship.

The move leaves the Timbers with draft picks No. 10, 32, 76, and 80 in the 2017 SuperDraft.

The Timbers’ press release:

TIMBERS ACQUIRE FOURTH-ROUND PICK IN 2017 MLS SUPERDRAFT FROM SPORTING KANSAS CITY

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers have acquired a natural fourth-round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft from Sporting Kansas City in exchange for forward Christian Volesky, it was announced today.

Volesky originally was selected by the Timbers as the No. 32 overall pick in the second round of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.

Transaction: Timbers acquire a natural fourth-round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft from Sporting Kansas City in exchange for forward Christian Volesky.