Timbers trade Perlaza for Philadelphia's Mwanga

Timbers trade Perlaza for Philadelphia's Mwanga

Published Jun. 6, 2012 4:18 p.m. ET

The Portland Timbers have announced that they've acquired forward Danny Mwanga (muh-WAHN-guh) from the Philadelphia Union in exchange for forward Jorge Perlaza.

Mwanga, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 MLS Super Draft, is a local favorite, having played at Portland's Jefferson High School before going to Oregon State. He played as a youngster for the Timbers Alliance club, the Westside Timbers.

Mwanga, a native of the Congo, has 12 goals and nine assists over three seasons and 63 appearances for the Union.

Perlaza, who is from Columbia, joined the Timbers in their inaugural MLS season and has six goals and two assists in 41 appearances.