There was a shake up to the Portland Timbers roster before the team took the field Wednesday.
The news broke that striker Jeremy Ebobisse had reportedly been traded to San Jose Earthquakes right before the Timbers faced San Jose Wednesday night at Providence Park.
With the 2021 Secondary Transfer Window opening on July 7 and closing on Aug. 5, the Timbers were able to get the deal done just in time.
Ebobisse was traded to San Jose in exchange for general allocation money.
The move was first reported by Steven Goff of the Washington Post.
The 24-year-old forward has been a fan favorite and key piece to the Timbers second unit success since he was first acquired by Portland in 2017 when the Timbers traded up to select him as the No. 4 overall pick.
This season, he has notched four goals, making him one of the team’s top scorers. But with the Timbers depth at the striker position, the deal made sense for Portland.
The move allows the Timbers to allocate salary cap money over two years. The team will receive $667,000 in GAM in 2022 and $500,000 in 2023.
The Timbers Army sent out a heartfelt message to Jebo following Wednesday’s match in which the Timbers and Earthquakes finished in a tie, 1-1.