BALTIMORE -- Trades were the order of the day at the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.
The Chicago Fire selected Wake Forest midfielder Jack Harrison with the first pick of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, only to trade him to New York City FC for general allocation money and the No. 4 overall pick.
Chicago used that selection to pick Stanford defender Brandon Vincent.
The Philadelphia Union were active as well, taking the No. 2 overall selection from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for general allocation money. That...
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The MLS Cup champion Portland Timbers have signed free agent midfielder Ned Grabavoy, who played last season with New York City FC,
The 32-year-old Grabavoy is a 12-year MLS veteran. Prior to playing for NYCFC last year for the team's inaugural season, he spent six seasons with Real Salt Lake.
He was drafted by the Los Angeles Galaxy as the 14th overall selection in 2004 and has also played for the San Jose Earthquakes and the Columbus Crew.
Also on Tuesday, the Timbers acquired...
The reigning MLS Cup champions Portland Timbers are poised to acquire out-of-contract forward Jack McInerney from the Columbus Crew SC in exchange for an unspecified amount of allocation money, sources have told ESPNFC.com.
Those sources wouldn't confirm whether the funds being sent to Columbus consisted of regular allocation money or targeted allocation money, but they indicated that McInerney has agreed terms on a new contract. Formal announcement of the deal could come as soon as Monday.
Portland Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell has agreed to a short-term loan with English Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion, the MLS club announced on Wednesday.
The Timbers captain, whose loan will begin on Jan. 2, led the franchise to their first MLS Cup crown in early December. Before moving to MLS in 2014, Ridgewell, 31, spent time with Premier League sides Aston Villa, Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion.
"Similar to last year, Liam expressed an interest in staying in the...