Portland’s Timbers and Thorns Making Off Season Moves
Timbers acquire F McInerney from the Crew
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Timbers have acquired forward Jack McInerney from the Columbus Crew in exchange for both general and targeted allocation money.
McInerney, 23, is a six-year veteran of Major League Soccer. Drafted in 2010 by Philadelphia, he has made 143 career appearances with 87 starts. He was named to the MLS All-Star team in 2013.
With Montreal to start last season, McInerney appeared in 17 games with four goals. A late-season trade sent him to the Crew, where he had two goals in five games.
He is the youngest MLS player with at least 38 career goals.
The Timbers defeated Columbus for the MLS Cup title last season.
Lindsey Horan added to Thorns' roster
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Thorns have acquired midfielder Lindsey Horan through the U.S. national team allocation process.
The Thorns said Wednesday that fellow national team players Tobin Heath and Meghan Klingenberg remain in Portland. U.S. Soccer allocated 24 players to the National Women's Soccer League.
The Horan move completes a trade with the Orlando Pride. The Thorns received the rights to a new national team allocated player in exchange for the 10th overall pick in this year's college draft.
Horan has played for the French club Paris Saint-Germain since 2012, appearing in 75 games with 53 goals. Last season, Horan scored eight goals in 13 matches, with two goals in four UEFA Champions League matches.
Horan appeared in four matches with the national team last season, scoring her first goal on Dec. 10 against Trinidad and Tobago.