It’s official, folks. The Portland Timbers announced on Thursday that they have traded forward Jeremy Ebobisse to the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for $1.167 million in General Allocation Money.
“The decision to trade a player that’s had Jeremy Ebobisse’s impact can never be taken lightly. We know what he has meant to our team, club, and community. Our partnership with Jeremy has always been true to what’s best for all parties. This decision allows Jeremy to continue pursuing his career objectives while putting this club in a stronger position to manage its roster commitments going forward through acquiring a considerable amount of allocation money,” said Gavin Wilkinson, Timbers general manager and president of soccer, in the press release. “I want to thank Jeremy for everything he contributed to make the Timbers a better club on and off the field during this four-and-a-half years in Portland.”
The GAM will be split into two seasons, with the Timbers receiving $667,000 in 2022 and $500,000 in 2023. The trade was first mentioned by Steven Goff of the Washington Post, with The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio following up with more details. You can read our story on it here.
Ebobisse has been with the club since being taken fourth in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, appearing in 88 matches (54 starts) during his time in Portland. Over that span, he scored 26 times and added eight assists. Ebobisse had appeared in 13 matches (11 starts) in 2021 and scored four goals.
For the full press release, click here.