The Portland Timbers today announced that the club has acquired midfielder Jack Jewsburyfrom Sporting Kansas City in exchange for allocation money. Timbers general manager/technical director Gavin Wilkinson made the announcement.
Jewsbury, 29, has played the past eight seasons with Sporting KC, appearing in 195 regular-season matches and recording 15 goals and 21 assists during his time with the club. Named Sporting KC’s 2008 Defensive Player of the Year, Jewsbury ranks among the club’s all-time career leaders in games played.
"This is a great signing for the club, adding a player with eight years of MLS experience to the group," said Timbers head coach John Spencer. "I think he will be a great addition, and he will definitely make us a better squad."
Jack Jewsbury is a great pick-up for the Portland Timbers. He brings that experience the midfield was lacking and like most of the players we have on the roster he is very versatile. It looks like he will be our Defensive Midfielder, however he has also played at right back. You can read more about the acquisition here and here.
Check some videos and Highlights:
1 on 1 Interview, Game highlights (he is #14 at Right Back), A Goal (he is at the 1:35 mark)
On a side note from John Strong Twitter:
Bim Ogunyemi, of the U-23s last year and just released by Dallas, is now in camp with the Timbers
Credit to PDXbuckeye for being on the ball and posting this in the fanshots.