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Veteran keepers change clubs
by Paul Kennedy, August 7th, 2012 7:36PM

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[MLS TRANSACTIONS] A pair of former MLS Goalkeepers of the Year have changed clubs. The Montreal Impact acquired 31-year-old Troy Perkins from the Portland Timbers for 35-year-old Donovan Ricketts. Timbers interim head coach and general manager Gavin Wilkinson said Ricketts was "an upgrade," while Impact GM Nick De Santis said the Jamaican no longer fit in Montreal's plans.

Perkins was named the 2006 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year after registering a goals-against average of 1.10 with D.C. United. He moved to Norway's Valerenga in 2008, returned to D.C. United in 2010 and has been the No. 1 keeper for the Timbers since their launch in 2010.

“We are happy to be able to add Troy to our group,” Impact head coach Jesse Marsch said, "and we think he will make an immediate impact in what we are trying to achieve."

Ricketts joined the LA Galaxy in 2009 and was named the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year in 2010, posting a 0.90 goals-against average and 11 shutouts. He played 24 of 25 games this season for the expansion Impact and had a 1.64 GAA.

“Donovan has been an impact player since he joined MLS and is one of the top-performing goalkeepers in the league,” said Wilkinson. “Troy has been an important player for us, but we as a coaching staff saw this as an opportunity to improve the position, while optimizing our budget numbers in 2012 and 2013.”

Both keepers are making more than $200,000 in guaranteed compensation in 2012: Ricketts ($275,000) and Perkins ($201,833).

CAREER MLS GAMES:
Donovan Ricketts: 94.
Troy Perkins: 150.

CAREER MLS GAA:
Donovan Ricketts: 1.11.
Troy Perkins: 1.36.

CAREER MLS SHUTOUTS:
Donovan Ricketts: 30.
Troy Perkins: 36.



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