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Defender Anthony Manning has been waived

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With the addition of defender Gbenga Arokoyo today, the Timbers were carrying one too many on their roster and needed to do some trimming. Defender Anthony Manning became that sacrificial lamb this afternoon.

Manning was unfortunately never able to see the field as a Timber. While he logged a decent amount of minutes for T2’s last campaign, he hasn’t really seen the field this season after being sidelined by injury.

Press release is below and leave your thoughts in the comments.

For immediate release: Aug. 2, 2016


PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers have waived defender Anthony Manning, the club announced today.

Manning, 23, was selected by the Timbers in the third round (No. 52 overall) of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, starting in 15 USL games and logging 1,045 minutes for T2 in his rookie season. In 2016, Manning started and logged 90 minutes in the first two games of the season for T2 (March 26-April 2) before sustaining an injury.

Transaction: Portland Timbers waive defender Anthony Manning on Aug. 2, 2016.