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Portland Timbers acquire defender/midfielder Fehr through weighted lottery

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The Portland Timbers announced that the club has acquired defender/midfielder Mobi Fehr through a weighted lottery conducted Tuesday.

The Timbers participated in the lottery along with the Seattle Sounders and San Jose Earthquakes clubs. The Timbers were said to have had an 83.1 percent chance of acquiring 18-year-old Fehr, who has been a member of the U.S. U-17, U-18 and U-20 National Team player pools.

"Mobi is a young, versatile player with a great deal of ability," said Gavin Wilkinson, Timbers general manager. "After having the opportunity to see him in training with the club this past season, we know him to be a quality player and look forward to seeing his continued development."

Fehr helped lead the U.S. U-17 National Team to a championship in 2011. He was raised in Tokyo and came up through the academy of Tokyo Verdy 1969 before entering the U.S. U-17 Residency Program in 2010.

Fehr joined Swiss club FC Basel in 2012 and also spent three weeks training with the Timbers late last season.

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