Journeyman goalkeeper, Chris Konopka, has been signed to the Portland Timbers. Konopka, 31, has been without appearances for the entirety of 2016 after being released by Toronto FC during the offseason and picked up by Ross County in Scotland. This move to Portland marks Chris’ fourth Major League Soccer team since 2011, and his ninth professional club overall.
The beloved backup keeper of many fans in both Toronto and Philadelphia will serve as the #2 keeper behind Jake Gleeson, who recently secured the top slot on the depth chart. Two weeks ago, Timbers brass released Adam Kwarasey to Norwegian side Rosenborg, and the Ghanaian has already notched his first UEFA Champions League victory.
The New Jersey native Konopka could be available as soon as this week when the Timbers visit Sporting Kansas City, then host Salvadoran side CD Dragon in the CONCACAF Champions League.