TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Trialist
After spending the majority of the last eight years with the Loons, including during their NASL days, Ibarra's contract option was declined by Minnesota this offseason. Now, according to the Washington Post's Steven Goff, Ibarra is set to go on trial with the Seattle Sounders. The trial was later confirmed on Wednesday by the Sounders.
@Migue10Ibarra, let go by Minnesota United after 2019 season, expected to begin trial with Seattle later this week in Mexico, where Sounders are preparing for Concacaf Champions League, team source says. #mls— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) February 11, 2020
Ibarra, who turns 30 in March, made 84 appearances with the Loons over the last three MLS seasons. In 2019, his production levels dropped to one goal and two assists in 22 games.
A versatile player, Ibarra would be a valuable addition for Seattle as the reigning MLS Cup champions deal with the fixture congestion that accompanies Concacaf Champions League games at the beginning of the season. He's also made 19 appearances for Liga MX side Club Leon, plus has earned three US men's national team caps.