The Portland Timbers have traded left back and friend of The Meat Locker, Mike Chabala to the D.C. United today. In exchange, the Portland Timbers will receive a supplemental 2014 draft pick. Chabala, a fan favorite in Portland struggled to find his stride this season for the Timbers. Chabala’s role had been reduced to a reserve after losing his starting position in training camp. D.C. United provides an opportunity for Chabala to start and contribute immediately, as their defensive back position is currently a mess due to injury. We wish Chabala luck and look forward to seeing him get a little more playing time in the nation’s capital.