|Kerrea Gilbert (Getty Images)|
Here's what Gavin Wilkinson had to say:
"Kerrea is an experienced, young player who has competed at the highest levels in England. The Timbers are committed to building an athletic, talented and hard-working squad, and we feel that he will be a great fit for our organization."
This, I must say, is fantastic news. Not only are we getting a young player, but we're also getting a player who has trained with Arsenal for the past five years, and played on loan to a number of other English clubs during that period. As such he will certainly be an exciting player to look out for as we near the 2011 season.