DC United has sent Troy Perkins to the Portland Timbers in exchange for Steve Cronin and allocation money. I'm sure many are confused over this move, but this obviously shows DC will give Bill Hamid the chance to win the #1 shirt in pre-season. Hamid is coming off an injury, but should be ready for pre-season.
Meanwhile, Perkins returned last season to MLS from Valerenga in Norway where he excelled in net. However, he was unable to relive the success in Norway or success he achieved with DC previously in his career. Though, a terrible defense could be to blame for this. Perkins' return to MLS was under a little controversy as he expected to go to Philadelphia Union, however, they traded him to DC shortly after Perkins signed.