Timbers sign 4 players from 2010 club

The Portland Timbers signed four players from last season

Wednesday as they make their jump to Major League Soccer next


The Timbers signed midfielder Kalif Alhassan, defender Mamadou

”Futty” Danso, defender Kevin Goldthwaite and midfielder James


All four played for Portland’s USSF Division-2 Pro League team

in 2010. Timbers coach John Spencer says all four have the skills

to make an impact at the next level.

Alhassan, a native of Ghana, had two goals in eight matches last

season with the Timbers, while Danso, from Gambia, and Marcelin, of

Haiti, have both been with Portland for the past two seasons.

Goldthwaite, who has played for several MLS teams over the last

six seasons, made three appearances with the Timbers last