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Timbers midfielder Jack Jewsbury to retire at the end of 2016 season

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Jack Jewsbury (KPTV file image) Jack Jewsbury (KPTV file image)

Portland Timbers midfielder Jack Jewsbury will retire as a professional player at the end of the 2016 season. 

Jewsbury made the announcement Sunday evening at the Timbers' annual Stand Together Banquet. 

"I will always treasure my six years playing for Portland, including the postgame victory laps on the field with my daughters and celebrating the Timbers MLS Cup victory with the entire city," he said. 

Jewsbury joined the Timbers in 2011 and has gone on to make 153 appearances for Portland, scoring 14 goals and tallying 17 assists.

He was the team’s first-ever MLS All-Star and captain and was named the Timbers' Players' Player of the Year in 2011. He also received the club's Unsung Hero award in 2013. 

"Jack Jewsbury has been an absolute pleasure to coach during the four years I’ve worked with him, and I can’t say enough about him as a player, professional and person," said Timbers head coach Caleb Porter. "There's no better reflection of our club and what it embodies than Jack, and his contributions on and off the pitch are immeasurable. He will go down at the end of the season as a legend for this club, one who put the team first and gave all he had every training session, every game."

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