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Timbers Tid Bits: Scouting Edition

Over the last few days there have been a number of reports coming from various media organizations (including us!) that have stated where technical director Gavin Wilkinson will be heading over the off season to scout for players. These locatins include: Colombia, Ghana, Togo, Europe and the less exotic locale of Los Angeles, CA.

The reason I bring this up is because, well, as we head into the off-season we'll begin getting rumors of players coming in for 2012. My question to you is, who or what kind of player would you like to see brought in and from where (if you even have a preference). Put yourself in Gavin's shoes and scout for the Timbers. Who do you bring home with you come January?

Timbers news

Timbers' Wilkinson to embark on global search for players
Timbers' general manager will spend much of the next month scouting players.

Portland's Wilkinson wants to mine more Colombian talent
The nation is a goldmine for MLS!

The Portland Timbers Official Ice Cream Flavor Is Gourmet, Organic, And Infused with Portlandness
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