The Portland Timbers signed DR Congo international center-back Larrys Mabiala from Turkish club Kayserispor on Monday.
The 29-year-old will be able to play when the MLS secondary transfer window opens July 10. The Timbers used targeted allocation money to complete the deal.
Portland general manager Gavin Wilkinson said Mabiala would help replace the inured Gbenga Arokoyo, who tore his Achilles before the season began.
"We are pleased to acquire a player of Larrys' quality and experience,...