In a trade that makes sense for both teams today, the Portland Timbers sent jack-of-all-trades forward and speedmeister Jorge Perlaza to the Philadelphia Union for Danny Mwanga.
Mwanga had been getting zilch minutes on the playing front for Peter Nowak and took a $365,000 chunk out of the payroll. Meanwhile a change of scenery should benefit Jorge “Megabus” Perlaza. The Colombian forward had achieved the goals of helping open space in the Timbers attack, but when played in often Perlaza’s own shot was found wanting.
Good deal all around *on the field.
In terms of asset management, Portland gets a B+, Philly a C-. Mwanga’s value has dropped and that’s on the coaching staff and front office. It is-was only known to the Union that Mwanga was not in their plans. By not playing Mwanga (or trading him in January when Portland inquired originally), Mwanga’s value depreciated. Poor.