News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Aug. 10, 2015: A Jamaican Major League Soccer player who was recently part of the Jamaican national team CONCACAF finale debut, has been traded by his MLS home side.
D.C. United late last week traded homegrown forward 19-year-old Michael Seaton to the Portland Timbers after 2 and-a-half years.
“Michael is a talented young player that we believe in time, with our club resources and infrastructure, will continue to develop and be positioned to realize his full potential,” Timbers General Manager Gavin Wilkinson said.
“Michael is a young player with strong potential who is continuing to grow, and he will benefit from a fresh start,” United General Manager Dave Kasper said. “This deal provides D.C. United with immediate assets and a great deal of future upside.”
In Portland, Seaton joins Jamaican national teammate Alvas Powell, a 21-year-old defender.
Seaton made five first-team appearances for United in 2013-14 and spent much of his time on loan with the third-division Richmond Kickers. This year, after recovering from preseason knee surgery, he went on loan to Swedish club Orebro but returned after just two months and five appearances (two starts).
This summer, Seaton was a member of the Jamaican squad that advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup final for the first time.
His lone appearance came in the waning moments of a 3-1 championship defeat to Mexico two weeks ago in Philadelphia. He is scheduled to join the under-23 team ahead of an Olympic qualifier against Cuba next week.