Timbers U-23s Add Four More Players for 2013
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Timbers U-23s today announced the addition of four more players to their roster for the upcoming Premier Development League (PDL) season. Forward Mark Sherrod and midfielder Eric Miller return for a second season, while midfielder Reinaldo Brenes and forward Zack Foxhoven join the team.
Sherrod assembled a standout PDL campaign in 2012, ranking among league leaders in goal scoring and being named to the PDL All-League team. Miller, a member of the U.S. U-20 National Team, along with Brenes and Foxhoven all helped lead their respective colleges to the NCAA tournament last season.
Sherrod (Knoxville, Tenn.) was the Timbers U-23s leading scorer last season with 10 goals in 16 matches and was named to both the PDL All-League and PDL All-Western Conference teams. He recently finished his junior season at the University of Memphis, compiling 12 goals in 18 matches, including three game-winners. In total, Sherrod has tallied 35 goals in 53 appearances at Memphis, including a 19-goal sophomore season in 2011 in which he set the school's single-season record for goals scored. He has garnered numerous accolades, including All-Conference USA first team and C-USA Offensive Player of the Year in each of the last two seasons.
Miller (Woodbury, Minn.) rejoins the Timbers U-23s for a second PDL season after helping Creighton University to the 2012 NCAA College Cup and the U.S. U-20 National Team recently qualify for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. At Creighton, Miller earned All-Missouri Valley Conference first-team honors as a sophomore in 2012, starting 19 matches and logging one goal and one assist. He has been a regular contributor for the Bluejays, appearing in 43 games (41 starts) in his first two collegiate seasons. He earned seven caps with the U.S. U-20 National Team in 2012, and played for the United States during the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship tournament.
Brenes, born in San JosÃ©, Costa Rica, had a breakout junior season at the University of Akron in 2012. He scored a Mid-American Conference-best 11 goals, including four game-winning strikes and recording a hat trick against Buffalo on Sept. 29. Brenes, who helped lead Akron to the third round of the NCAA tournament, was a two-time All-MAC Player of the Week, earned all-conference first-team honors and was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-America first team last season. He has appeared in 43 career games at Akron, totaling 12 goals and seven assists. Prior to Akron, Brenes was a member of the Costa Rica U-17 and U-18 National Teams and attended Edison Academic Center in Florida.
Foxhoven (Littleton, Colo.) played his first season at the University of Louisville - his junior season - last fall, helping the team make a run to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. He ranked among the Cardinals leading scorers with five goals in 20 games and tallied four of his goals in substitute appearances. Foxhoven played his first two collegiate seasons at UCLA, where he made 31 appearances and registered four assists. He has represented the United States at multiple youth levels, and was a member of the player pools for both the U.S. U-18 (2009) and U-17 (2007-08) National Teams.
With today's transactions, the Timbers U-23s have eight players on their 2013 roster.
Portland plays host to Seattle Sounders FC U-23 in its 2013 PDL season opener Thursday, May 16, as part of a Providence Health & Fitness Day at JELD-WEN Field at 11 a.m. (Pacific).
• Discuss this story on the Major League Soccer message board...
Major League Soccer Stories from April 25, 2013
- Landon Donovan Eager to Get Fit in Time for Real Salt Lake - Los Angeles Galaxy
- Kraft Family's Pledge to One Fund Boston Nets $617,000 to Date - New England Revolution
- Timbers Weekly Update - Portland Timbers
- Sean Franklin Provides Pace and Experience on the Right Flank - Los Angeles Galaxy
- Heaps on McInerney: "The Less he's Involved, the More Dangerous he is" - New England Revolution
- Impact SoSc Launches Camp for Elite Goalkeepers - Montreal Impact
- Real Salt Lake Update - Real Salt Lake
- MLS Disciplinary Committee Suspends and Fines Chicago Fire Defender Wells Thompson - MLS
- Chicago Fire Defender Wells Thompson Suspended by MLS Disciplinary Committee - Chicago Fire
- Timbers U-23s Add Four More Players for 2013 - Portland Timbers
- Heaps Ponders Center Back Options - New England Revolution
- LA Galaxy Academy Update - Los Angeles Galaxy
- Warzycha Confident as Speas Develops into Consistent Threat - Columbus Crew SC
- Crew Youth Update - Columbus Crew SC
- Camilo scores twice and Heinemann nets the winner in the ACC semifinal first leg - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.
Other Recent Portland Timbers Stories
- Midfielders Andy Polo, David Guzman Called up for Intern Ational Matches
- Timbers Fall 4-0 to New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena
- Timbers Weekly Update
- Timbers Fall to La Galaxy 2-1 at Stubhub Center
- Timbers Acquire $100,000 General Allocation Money, 2019 International Spot from D.C. United