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MLS Ticker: Borchers, Dwyer and more

Photo by Troy Wayrynen/USA Today Sports
Photo by Troy Wayrynen/USA Today Sports

The defending MLS Cup champions have suffered a big hit defensively, while there has been confirmed interest in one of the league’s top strikers.

The Portland Timbers announced on Monday that defender Nat Borchers will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon after leaving Saturday’s 2-1 loss against the LA Galaxy prior to halftime. There is no timetable as to when the centerback will return. (REPORT)

Sporting KC head coach Peter Vermes has said that there is an offer on the table for striker Dom Dwyer, however, the team won’t pursue a transfer at this time given the structure of the proposed deal. (REPORT)

Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv is reportedly showing interest in LA Galaxy defender Daniel Steres after recent reports suggested the team would pursue D.C. United centerback Steve Birnbaum. (REPORT)

The Montreal Impact have signed Argentine midfielder Hernan Bernardello, who previously spent time with the Canadian side in 2013 and 2014. The 29-year-old recently played for Spanish second-division club Deportivo Alavés, who gained promotion to La Liga this past season. (REPORT)


  1. Nat Borchers’ beard should hang from the rafters of Providence Park. He wasn’t here long enough to have his name/jersey in ring of honor, but the Timbers DO NOT win that championship without Nat Borchers. Legend.


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