Adin Brown Signed by TimbersBy: mao | January 18th, 2011
Adin Brown has signed with the Major League Soccer version of Portland Timbers, according to manager John Spencer today. The 32-year old back-up goalkeeper was injured for all of the 2010 USSF Division 2 season save a token appearance late in the year away to Baltimore where he injured himself while kicking the ball out of bounds within five minutes of his substitution. While the Timbers certainly need cover as goalkeeper in case of injury or disastrous performance on the part of presumed starter Troy Perkins, Brown is a risky choice. The former Ålesund keeper has featured less than seventy times in the past five years, due almost exclusively to injuries. But Portland seem to think his presence in the dressing room is a positive one and that he might be useful in developing the presumably soon-to-be-signed New Zealand U-20 international Jake Gleeson.