Impact , Timbers trade again: Ricketts goes West, Perkins goes East

PORTLAND, OR - MAY 05: Goalkepper Troy Perkins #1 of the Portland Timbers makes a save against the Columbus Crew at Jeld-Wen Field on May 5, 2012 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

It was a quiet period for the Montreal Impact since signing Alessandro Nesta and moving a couple of assets to the west coast (Tyson Wahl and Justin Braun). Things picked up in the MLS trade market and the Montreal Impact follow the lead of their canadian counterparts with a big trade.

Donovan Ricketts is traded to the Portland Timbers for Troy Perkins who comes the other way. Both goalkeepers earned MLS goalkeepers of the year: Perkins in 2006 and Ricketts in 2010.

Latest Update on Salary/Cap Hit Implications of trade

As per William Conwell of StumpTown Footy :

Part of Donovan Ricketts salary cap will be picked up by the Montreal Impact in the next 2 years. This makes the amount paid to Ricketts by the Portland Timbers equal to what they paid to Perkins. We could assume that 75K difference of salaries goes back to the Montreal Impact in their cap hit but this is not a statement but a supposition on the amount of cap hit.

We will get more information as the week goes by.

Quotes from the Montreal Impact

Jesse Marsch, Head Coach

Donovan was a great professional in his time with our team. We wish him the best with his new club and thank him for what he has done here.

Nick De Santis, Sporting Director

We would like to thank Donovan for his services with the Impact but we did not feel he fit into our plans moving forward.

Quotes from the Portland Timbers

Gavin Wilkinson, interim head coach and general manager

Troy Perkins Bio

Position: Goalkeeper
Height 6-2
Weight: 190
Born: July 29th, 1981, in Springfield, OH
Last Club: Portland Timbers
College: University of South Florida and the University of Evansville
Citizenship: American

Some comparison between both goalkeepers

Troy Perkins 22 22 1957 3 66 35 3 3 5 11 5 201833.33$
Donovan Ricketts 24 24 2136 3 61 39 7 7 9 11 3 275000 $

** Salary provided by MLS Players Union and numbers are Guaranteed Compensation numbers

Stay tuned at Mount Royal Soccer for more analysis on the trade.

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