MLS Ticker: Timbers sign Miller, Sounders complete Montero loan, and more

MLS Ticker: Timbers sign Miller, Sounders complete Montero loan, and more

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MLS Ticker: Timbers sign Miller, Sounders complete Montero loan, and more

By IVES GALARCEP

The Portland Timbers busy off-season continues with their latest addition, another American player with the tools to provide yet another upgrade for Caleb Porter’s side.

The Timbers have announced the signing of defender Ryan Miller, which was first reported by SBI last Friday. Most recently a defender with Swedish side Halmstads for two years, Miller gives the Timbers a quality option at right back, where he played well enough to earn a U.S. National Team call-up in 2011.

The former Columbus Crew and D.C. United defender should challenge for the starting right back spot, with Michael Harrington capable of playing left back and right back.

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SOUNDERS FINALIZE MONTERO LOAN

The Seattle Sounders finally confirmed on Monday what had become pretty common knowledge in recent days, that Fredy Montero’s loan deal to Millonarios had been completed.

Montero will join the reigning Colombian league champions as they prepare for a march into Copa Libertadores, an experience Montero will be hoping can help boost his chances of earning a place on the Colombian national team.

D.C. UNITED SIGN THORRINGTON 

D.C. United have completed the signing of veteran midfielder John Thorrington, acquired by the team in the MLS Re-Entry Draft.

The 33-year-old midfielder has endured his share of injuries, but the well-respected veteran should help give D.C. a good locker room presence while also providing some depth in central midfield and potentially at right back if needed.

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