The 2021 MLS SuperDraft is over, which means it’s now time to do everyone’s favorite activity: Doling out grades! When it comes to the Portland Timbers, it seems they’ve earned a passing mark.
Travis Clark of MLSsoccer.com gave the Timbers a B+ for their draft day actions. Clark approved of the Portland’s two draft picks and noted that the allocation money attained from trading the eighth pick should help in the long run.
Traded away the No. 8 pick, nabbed some allocation money that will surely put into use. Dawson McCartney, picked in the second round, comes to Portland from Dartmouth and will try to earn a spot on the team. Diego Gutierrez has shown flashes at Omaha, before he transferred to Creighton for his senior season, which was canceled. He could stay in school, play in the spring and either join Portland or be traded if he shows well.