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Timbers to Re-Sign Amobi Okugo

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MLS: Sporting KC at Portland Timbers Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

The Portland Timbers’ 2017 roster is starting to take shape after a busy Saturday in which sources confirmed to Stumptown Footy the return of Dairon Asprilla and, as reported by The Oregonian’s Jamie Goldberg, the signing of Chance Myers as a free agent.

But the Myers signing wasn’t the only one that Goldberg was able to confirm, as she also broke news that the Timbers have re-signed centerback and defensive midfielder Amobi Okugo.

Okugo came to Portland during the 2016 season and provided depth primarily in central defense. Although Okugo only logged 227 minutes with the Timbers in 2016, he showed the ability to be a solid depth piece at two positions at which the Timbers could currently use some insurance.

With Saturday’s signings the Timbers’ roster sits at 25 players, with at least two possible signings on the wing and roster decisions about rookies still outstanding. Although the Timbers certainly have at least 28 roster spots available to them, they may have an additional roster spot if, as reported, MLS creates two additional roster spots for homegrown players.