The Portland Timbers have named a new coach to begin in 2013.
Caleb Porter has coached for seven seasons at the University of Akron.
The 37-year-old will be introduced at a news conference in December, according to a news release.
Porter has guided Akron to four consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament’s Round of 16.
He will remain the head coach at Akron through the 2012 NCAA season.
Porter played professionally with the San Jose Clash in 1998 and later with the Tampa Bay Mutiny before a knee injury in 2000.