The Portland Timbers acquired midfielder Ben Zemanski from Chivas USA on Wednesday for allocation money and the right of first refusal to defender Jonathan Bornstein.
The 24-year-old Zemanski has two goals and seven assists in 72 games in three MLS seasons.
Before he was selected in the third round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft, Zemanski was a standout at the University of Akron under then-coach Caleb Porter, who is now head coach of the Timbers.
Bornstein was acquired by the Timbers in the 2010 expansion draft, but currently plays for the first-division Mexican club Tigres UANL.
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