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Breaking: French Striker Frédéric Piquionne Joining the Portland Timbers on Trial

The former West Ham United striker will be joining the Portland Timbers tomorrow on trial.

Jan Kruger

A new big name is set to join the Portland Timbers on trial beginning tomorrow. Frédéric Piquionne, a well known French striker, is apparently on his way to Portland as I write this. He is set to be on "trial" with the Timbers, though Merritt Paulson did hint at more player signings on Twitter just yesterday.

The striker is perhaps most well known among English speakers for his time with West Ham United where he played from 2010 - 2012 before going on loan with the Doncaster Rovers. In his time with West Ham he scored 8 goals through 54 appearances. Perhaps not the best, but this is only a trial, after all. His best days appeared to have been with Saint-Etienne and Monaco of the French league where he scored 23 and 12 goals respectively.

The big question mark with regards to Piquionne is his age. At 34 years old he's a bit old for the striker position, especially considering what Ryan Johnson did the other night. We'll see what all becomes of this in a few days.

Piquionne will feature in tomorrow's match against FC Dallas.

What do you think of this development?