Kosuke Kimura traded to Portland Timbers

Thanks for all you've done, Kosuke.

Earlier in the day, Merritt Paulson of the Portland Timbers tweeted that the Timbers would be trading for a right back at some point. Turns out, he was talking about Colorado Rapids right back Kosuke Kimura. The Rapids announced earlier that Kimura had been traded for allocation money and an international slot.

From the official press release:

"This is a move that gives us flexibility as we work with our roster and prepare for the rest of the season and beyond," said Rapids Technical Director Paul Bravo. "This was an incredibly difficult decision for us, considering the wonderful service Kosuke has given us both on and off the field since he arrived here in 2007. He is a class act and we wish him success in Portland."

Wow, this one was unexpected but Kimura had been ineffective in Pareja's system this year and they needed more international spots it seems. Going to be interesting to see who is brought in to take that slot, there's going to be a lot of unrest about this among fans I'm sure.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Burgundy Wave

You must be a member of Burgundy Wave to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Burgundy Wave. You should read them.

Join Burgundy Wave

You must be a member of Burgundy Wave to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Burgundy Wave. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker