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Timbers Midfielder Jack Jewsbury Announces Retirement


Portland Timbers midfielder Jack Jewsbury, front, celebrates after scoring the winning goal against the Colorado Rapids in an MLS match in Commerce City, Colorado, Saturday, May 30. 2015. Portland won 2-1.

Portland Timbers midfielder Jack Jewsbury, front, celebrates after scoring the winning goal against the Colorado Rapids in an MLS match in Commerce City, Colorado, Saturday, May 30. 2015. Portland won 2-1.

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One of the most prominent players for the Portland Timbers has announced his retirement. Midfielder Jack Jewsbury said Sunday at an annual team banquet that he’ll retire at the conclusion of the 2016 season. Jewsbury has played in 14 Major League Soccer seasons.

Jewsbury called it a tough decision to retire, and said he’ll always treasure his six years playing for Portland.

Timbers owner Merritt Paulson called him “a first-class leader on and off the field.”  Paulson said Jewsbury leaves the team as a Timbers icon. Jewsbury is 35.   

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