The Portland Timbers acquired center-back Julio Cascante from Costa Rican giants Saprissa on Tuesday.
The Timbers used targeted allocation money for the transfer, which is pending approval of his visa and other documentation.
Cascante, who is from Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, has played in 107 matches with 93 starts since his professional debut in his native country in 2011.
He made one appearance for the national team in a friendly in December 2015.
"We have monitored his progress for over a year,...