Report: Portland Timbers Targeting Two Center-backs

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Soccer by Ives has reported that sources are telling him the Timbers have two defenders in their targets, possibly for a summer transfer.

According to a report on SoccerbyIves.net, the Portland Timbers are looking to bring on an additional center-back. Such a move would make sense as in recent weeks, the Timbers have lost David Horst to a long-term injury, Hanyer Mosquera has gone on indefinite leave, and Andrew Jean-Baptiste has been recently struggling with an adductor strain.

According to the report there are two players in mind:

The first is Pa Modou Kah, a Gambian born, but Norwegian-represented central defender who currently plays in Saudi Arabia. In the past, however, he has played for Timbers'-best-Swedish-buddy side AIK. Unfortunately, Ives Galarcep is reporting that the deal might have gone bad and it appears unlikely that Poh will join the Timbers.

Which leads us to the second candidate, Australian Michael Thwaite. Thwaite currently plays for his A-League side Perth Glory and has represented his national side 11 times. He's also a bit younger than Poh at 29.

What do you think of the Timbers bringing on a new centerback? Which of these two players would you prefer?

[via SoccerbyIves.net. Special thanks to burnsbabe for the heads up.]

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