MLS Ticker: Perez-Rosales trade, Ousted, Timbers and more

MLS Ticker: Perez-Rosales trade, Ousted, Timbers and more

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MLS Ticker: Perez-Rosales trade, Ousted, Timbers and more

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Photo by John Rieger/USA Today Sports

Two MLS veteran are switching Western Conference clubs this Tuesday, while the MLS Cup champions are close to adding another winger.

The Vancouver Whitecaps announced the acquisition of Blas Perez, signing the 34-year-old Panamanian striker to a one-year deal. In exchange, FC Dallas receives 34-year-old midfielder Mauro Rosales. (REPORT)

The Whitecaps also revealed 31-year-old goalkeeper David Ousted agreed to a new multi-year deal. The 6-foot-4 netminder has recorded 30 shutouts in 81 starts over three seasons for the Western Conference club. (REPORT)

Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter revealed the team is looking to add another winger, saying: “We’ve honed in on a couple targets, two targets in particular. We’re going to make a decision on one and then hopefully we can get the deal done.” (REPORT)

Chicago Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez explained why the team traded Harry Shipp to the Montreal Impact, saying: “When we looked at the current composition of our team, and also the pieces we were looking to add, we were increasingly concerned that Harry was going to be an odd man out.” (REPORT)

Orlando City SC right back Rafael Ramos reportedly signed a multi-year deal with the Lions. The 21-year-old played in 25 games for Orlando City during its inaugural season. (REPORT)

Orlando City also announced the start of its #FillTheBowlAgain campaign. Last season’s campaign drew 62,510 fans for the Lions’ inaugural home game at the Orlando Citrus Bowl. (REPORT)

What do you think of Perez’s move to the Whitecaps? How do you see Rosales fitting into FC Dallas’ matchday roster? What do you think of Rodriguez’s comments?

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