Timbers trade allocation, international slot to acquire Kimura from Rapids

Timbers trade allocation, international slot to acquire Kimura from Rapids

MLS- Portland Timbers

Timbers trade allocation, international slot to acquire Kimura from Rapids

Kosuke Kimura (Getty Images)

The Portland Timbers have bolstered their defensive options, acquiring Kosuke Kimura in a trade with the Colorado Rapids on Thursday.

The Timbers gave up allocation money and an international roster spot through the rest of the season in the deal, but in return they got a seasoned MLS defender who can help fill a void at right back. Kimura joins Portland after spending his first six seasons as a professional with the Rapids.

Kimura scored one goal and assisted on two others for the Rapids in 12 games this season, and he started in 109 of the 117 league matches he played in since 2007.

What do you think of the Timbers acquiring Kimura? Sad to see the long-time Rapids defender leave the club? Expecting Kimura to thrive in Portland?

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