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Update: United Looking To Acquire Rights To Ibarra

The Timbers are reportedly interested in a trade for Jeff Attinella

MLS: D.C. United at Real Salt Lake Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

After the Expansion Draft, it was expected that there would be rumors surrounding the players picked. After Chris Duvall was traded to the Montreal Impact for Julio Venegas, there was a quiet rumor that Portland had contacted Minnesota about goalkeeper, Jeff Attinella.

Jeff Attinella is seen as a possible starter in the league. Portland is likely in need of a keeper after Jake Gleeson’s recent arrest on suspision of DUI. This rumor has been slowly gaining steam throughout the week. As reported by FiftyFive.One today and confirmed by Sam Stejskal, Portland is indeed interested.

As more information rolls in, we will try and bring it to you as fast as possible. The working theory at E Pluribus Loonum is that the discovery rights to Miguel Ibarra are being floated by the Timbers. This theory is also floating around Twitter:

Update: It looks like it is close to finished. FiftyFive.One is reporting that a deal between the two teams is very close to being completed. It is looking like a return of the old #10 is likely.