Portland picked up Ryan Johnson and Milos Kocic from Toronto FC. We traded away a first round draft pick and Joe Bendik for players I have a negative opinion of, but we didn't really give too much away so I guess I'll deal with it.
thenry712 Gonzaga Fan Zasullia, Ukraine Member since Nov 2008 15484 posts
re: MLS Offseason Thread (OLAS Danny Mwanga to Colorado?)(Posted by thenry712 on 12/13/12 at 5:21 pm to Atom-Z)
Bornstein was a solid MLS defender, and more than anything Portland needs to shore up its defense. He also played a good bit of left midfielder for Chivas USA during their fleeting period of relevance.
I'm not really sure that Robbie Findley would be that great of an acquisistion considering they already have decent strikers in Bright Dike and OLASDM. They also have young Colombian Jose Adolfo Valencia, whose six playoff goals led the Portland Timbers to the 2012 MLS Cup in my FM2012 save. Whether or not Kris Boyd returns remains to be seen. He doesn't exactly fit the player mold of the tiki-taka player Caleb Porter desires.
Sporting KC and Portland have made the most proactive moves so far in the offseason.
I think the despicable trashy Dynamo might go after a more marquee designated player.
Seba Le Toux's move to Philly should work out nicely if he can link up with Lionard Pajoy and Jack McInerny. Although, I don't think that alone will be enough to fix Philly's myriad of issues.
Seattle need to decide if Fredy Montero's prolific regular seasons outweigh his woeful postseason performances.