By IVES GALARCEP
The Portland Timbers have parted ways with Scottish forward Kris Boyd, sources confirmed to SBI on Thursday.
The high-priced forward never quite settled in to be the marquee goal-scorer the Timbers were hoping for when they signed him in 2012, but the Timbers have rectified that problem by reaching an agreement with Boyd to buy out his contract and clear his high salary and Designated Player spot from the Timbers’ books.
The move frees up salary cap space for Portland to make even more moves during what has been a very busy off-season for the Timbers. Details on the agreement were unavailable, but sources tell SBI the Timbers were able to reach a reasonable deal to pay out a portion of the remaining salary on Boyd’s contract.
What do you think of this development? Excited to see the Timbers make the move they had to make? What would you like to see the Timbers do with the freed-up Designated Player slot?
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