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Timbers sign team captain Liam Ridgewell to contract extension

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Liam Ridgewell (KPTV file image) Liam Ridgewell (KPTV file image)

The Portland Timbers have signed team captain Liam Ridgewell to a contract extension, the club announced Thursday.

The Timbers are utilizing targeted allocation money at the start of the 2017 MLS season for the extension.

Ridgewell is in his third season in Portland and is a two-time MLS All-Star.

The defender has made 63 starts for the Timbers, logging 5,658 minutes, three goals and two assists. During that 63-game stretch, the Timbers have recorded 20 shutouts, producing a 1.30 goals-against average.

Prior to joining the Timbers in 2014, Ridgewell spent 12 seasons in the English Premier League and the English Football League Championship, recording over 200 appearances for Aston Villa, Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion.

Terms of the contract were not released by the club.

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