Timbers select Zakuani in MLS re-entry draft
The Portland Timbers selected midfielder Steve Zukuani in the
first stage of the MLS re-entry draft after trading up for the No.
Portland sent the No. 17 selection and defender Andrew
Jean-Baptiste to Chivas USA on Thursday for the No. 2 pick and
midfielder/defender Jorge Villafana.
Zakuani has played for the rival Seattle Sounders since he was
the top pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft. He has appeared in 80
regular-season matches, with 17 goals and 14 assists.
Zakuani played for Timbers coach Caleb Porter at the University
of Akron and led the nation in scoring with 20 goals and 47 points
as a sophomore.