Timbers sign striker Piquionne

11:24 AM, Mar 1, 2013   |    comments
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Portland, OR (Sports Network) - The Portland Timbers announced late Thursday that the club has signed striker Frederic Piquionne to a one-year contract.

Piquionne joins the Timbers after playing the last three seasons in England with Portsmouth and West Ham. The 34-year-old, who enjoyed a trial period with Portland during the club's preseason efforts, also has enjoyed stints with Rennes, St. Etienne, AS Monaco and Lyon.

"Frederic made a strong impression during his trial and gives us another quality piece in the striker position," said Timbers head coach Caleb Porter. "He is a proven professional at a high level and helps our depth with Bright Dike out. We are very pleased about this addition to our club."

Piquionne will occupy an international slot on the Timbers roster. Per league and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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