It's the confirmation we've been waiting for for what seems like months, but it appears that the
Portland Timbers have finally, and officially, signed Sebastian Rincon. According to the the
Timbers this deal has actually been locked for a while, but was pending the ITC to ensure it was
It looks like we Timbers fans are going to get an early Christmas present from the Timbers
organization as they've announced, for really reals, that Jose Adolfo Valencia, the Colombian U-20
national team standout has been officially signed as the Timbers second Designated Player.
We've essentially covered El Trencito over the last few weeks so there's not much to say that
you shouldn't already know.
The Portland Timbers are after their first ever Designated Player and would like to do so sooner
rather than later.Â
In a radio interview with theÂ Talk Timbers radio program on Portland radio station
95.5 The Game on Wednesday, club owner Merritt Paulson stated that the club was interested in
adding a central midfielder as a DP and hopes to have that player by the team's home opener against
the Chicago Fire.
While there has still been no official announcement that Faryd Mondragon will be joining the
Union, this news from Germany seems to be another unofficial confirmation: former FC KÃ¶ln keeper
Markus Proll is on trial with the club to see if he is a suitable replacement for Mondragon.
Prost Amerika tabs Guillermo Barros Schelotto and Juan Pablo Angel as the top choices in today's
second round of the Re-Entry Draft.
PORTLAND, Ore. The Portland Timbers have signed English defender Kerrea Gilbert from the English
club Arsenal. The Timbers, who join Major League Soccer as an expansion team next season, also
acquired a fourth-round pick from the Houston Dynamo in the 2014 SuperDraft in exchange for
defender Jordan Graye.
Arsenal are visiting Greece for the final group game with top spot secured. Such games can
easily become an unwanted, tiresome chore but they can also be an opportunity for the some of the
players to show what they are capable of with a chance to perform in a pressure-free
Of course, we don't want the team to be frivolous and roll over but I feel the squad that Wenger
has taken to Olympiacos is full of professionals who respect the badge on their shirt and the