Timbers pick up purchase option on Adi
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] The Portland Timbers have exercised the purchase option on Nigerian forward Fanendo Adi from Danish
first division FC Copenhagen. Adi, 23, scored twice in each of his first two starts for the Timbers.
“Taking a player on loan prior to purchasing his rights gives you a first-hand
look at the player in every regard and reduces the risk,” said Portland Timbers general manager Gavin Wilkinson in a statement. “With Adi performing
well and fitting into the club culture and team dynamics, the decision to take up the purchase option was an easy one. He is young and has already shown the ability to be a dominant forward in this
Adi has four goals and two assists in six MLS games for Portland this season.
“Obviously, Adi has made an immediate impact with our club and we are
extremely pleased to have him on board now long-term,” said Timbers head coach Caleb Porter. “He has proven to be an ideal fit in our system and
possesses qualities that will make him a very effective striker in this league. We look forward to his contributions for years to come.”
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily Herzog names U.S. U-23 squad for England game Aug. 28, 6:50 p.m. |
U.S. U-23 national team coach Andi Herzog has named a 24-player squad for a Aug. 30-Sept. ... No Giovani dos Santos in Mexico squad Aug. 28, 9:20 a.m.
Just weeks after joining the LA Galaxy, Giovani dos Santos is out of the team under ... USA and Mexico will split Rose Bowl tickets Aug. 28, 9:18 a.m.
When the USA played Mexico in the 2011 Gold Cup final at the Rose Bowl, the ... What They're Saying: FIFA statement Aug. 28, 8:36 a.m.
"The growth of football and the increased participation levels in the U.S. have been tremendous and ... RSL promotes Waibel, moves Zarkos into soccer operations Aug. 28, 8:24 a.m.
With the exit of general manager Garth Lagerwey to Seattle at the end of the 2014 ... Chicago Fire completes Maloney transfer Aug. 28, 8:08 a.m.
Scottish midfielder Shaun Maloney is headed back to England, ending one of the shorter Designated Player ... Canada calls up nine MLS players to face Belize Aug. 28, 8:04 a.m.
Forward Cyle Larin heads a list of nine MLS players chosen by Canada head coach Benito ... NASL Roundup: Rowdies hand the reins to Stuart Campbell Aug. 28, 7:58 a.m.
After serving one game as Tampa Bay Rowdies interim coach in the wake of the firing ... Spirit and FCKC headed to NWSL playoffs after 0-0 tie Aug. 28, 7:55 a.m.
With two weekends left in the NWSL's third season, the suspense is over. Seattle Reign FC ... What They're Saying: Klaus Allofs Aug. 28, 2:28 a.m.
"We had to take it seriously. Finally we decided to start negotiations with City." -- VfL ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives