Timbers sign French defender Silvestre

Timbers sign French defender Silvestre

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PORTLAND, OR - SEPTEMBER 29: Portland Timbers Army fans wave flags and set off smoke bombs after a goal against DC United on September 29, 2012 at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 20 at 7:41 AM

PORTLAND -- The Portland Timbers have signed French defender Mikael Silvestre, an English Premier League veteran who played for both Manchester United and Arsenal.

Timbers owner Merritt Paulson announced the signing. Silvestre recently had preseason trials with both Portland and the Seattle Sounders.

The 35-year-old has played the past three seasons with Werder Bremen of the German Bundesliga. He played for Manchester United from 1999-2008 before two seasons with Arsenal.

The Timbers also brought in 34-year-old French striker Frederic Piquionne for a trial in advance of the season, which the Timbers open at home against the Red Bulls on March 3.

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