PORTLAND TIMBERS vs NEW YORK RED BULLS
JELD-WEN FIELD, Portland, Ore.
March 3, 2013 (WEEK 1, MLS Game #8)
6:30 p.m. CT (ESPN2; ESPN Deportes)
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In other news, The Timbers have named a new Captain.
Will Johnson didn’t arrive to the Portland Timbers expecting to change the captain’s armband situation with veteran Jack Jewsbury (Kickapoo/SLU).
And even after Johnson, the former Real Salt Lake midfielder who was one of new head coach Caleb Porter’s first acquisitions this offseason, was given named team captain for 2013, he said it in no way means Jewsbury’s role is diminished.
To make that message official, Porter also named Jewsbury “club captain,” a title more common in overseas leagues.
“I get along really, really well with Jack,” Johnson told MLSsoccer.com after Wednesday’s training session at JELD-WEN Field. “I think he’s great. The things he’s done here over the past two years are commendable. The things he’s done over his career are very respectable; he’s up there with some of the best MLS players who have played in this league.”