PORTLAND -- The Timbers traded goalies Tuesday with the Montreal Impact, Troy Perkins for Donovan Ricketts.
The trade was announced by general manager Gavin Wilkinson.
Donovan has been an impact player since he joined MLS and is one of the top-performing goalkeepers in the league, said Wilkinson. Troy has been an important player for us, but we as a coaching staff saw this as an opportunity to improve the position, while optimizing our budget numbers in 2012 and 2013. Donovan has a great presence and will provide us with tremendous experience and leadership. He has a proven track record in MLS and has shown he can consistently play well at the highest level.
Ricketts won't take an international slot, Wilkinson said.