Portland, OR (Sports Network) - The Portland Timbers continued to make moves
on Monday, announcing that the club has acquired defender Michael Harrington
from Sporting Kansas City in exchange for allocation money.
The move comes shortly after Portland revealed that it sent defender Kosuke
Kimura and a second-round pick to Red Bull New York for allocation money and
Homegrown rights to University of Akron defender Bryan Gallego.
Harrington, 26, has played all six seasons of his MLS career with Sporting,
logging five goals and 14 assists in 149 matches. He was the third overall
pick in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft out of the University of North Carolina.
"Michael is a versatile player with MLS experience who can fill a variety of
roles," said Timbers General Manager Gavin Wilkinson. "He will be a great
addition to the organization for the way that [head coach] Caleb Porter wants
to play and is expected to fight for a starting position."
Per club and league policy, terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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