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
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
Born: July 29th, 1981, in Springfield, OH
Last Club: Portland Timbers
College: University of South Florida and the University of Evansville
Some comparison between both goalkeepers
|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.