Jeff Carlisle reported this morning at ESPN FC that Columbus Crew striker, Jack McInerney is being traded to the MLS Cup Champions, Portland Timbers. McInerney is currently out-of-contract with Columbus and Portland is trading an "unspecified amount of allocation money" for the 23-year-old, according to ESPN's sources.
The former Cobb FC striker is on the verge of signing with his fourth MLS club already as he heads into his seventh season in MLS. McInerney struggled to maintain a starting position in a lone striker system that many MLS clubs employ. He started just 15 games this season, 13 with Montreal Impact, and two with Columbus Crew. In his 22 total appearances, he managed to score six goals and setup another.
McInerney began his MLS career at the age of 17 with Philadelphia Union and has racked up a total 38 goals in 143 appearances. Portland will be his fourth stop in MLS since joining the league. We wish McInerney all the best with his new team in Portland.
Dirty South Soccer interviewed 'JackMac' in mid-2015 about his time in Georgia and about possibly playing for Atlanta United. You can read that here.