MLS Cup is over and the offseason is officially here. Today, MLS teams will have four hours from 6 to 10 AM PT to make trade moves before they have to announce the players they’re protecting in the Expansion Draft.
As Chris Rifer writes in our Half-Day Trade Window Live Blog, “Two factors make this four-hour trade window likely to be especially active. First, on Sunday afternoon teams have to release their protected lists for the Expansion Draft. To do so, many teams will want to get certain roster decisions finalized so that they don’t have to protect players they’ll ultimately send away. Second, MLS just announced a huge infusion of $2.8 million in additional targeted allocation money into the market. As a result, virtually every team is flush with cash and trade pieces.”
This stream will be our hub for all things Portland Timbers during the trade window, including our Live Blog and deeper looks on any Timbers moves.