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Grabavoy’s new role, Powell likely departing, and other takeaways from the Timbers’ end-of-season presser

Portland Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese, general manager Gavin Wilkinson, and technical director Ned Grabavoy today gave a joint press conference to wrap up the 2018 season and look forward to next year. Here are the biggest takeaways from that conference.

Club looking to strengthen in 3-4 positions

Wilkinson was unwilling to discuss specifics as to which positions the club was looking to strengthen, but that the club will look to add “three to four starting caliber players that provide competition for places.”

Gavin Wilkinson today confirmed the reports that Alvas Powell is likely on the way out, saying “the likelihood of him being back in Portland next year is slim to none.