Our third of eight checks on the Timbers and Thorns depth charts finds us in MLS, taking inventory of a place where Portland men’s team has already seen a number of significant departures this offseason. Here is the current state of the Timbers’ defense corps:
No Claude Dielna. No Modou Jadama. No Zarek Valentin. The Portland Timbers have already made a move to replace one of those players, announcing the signing of center back Dario Zuparic from Croatia’s HNK Rijeka, but the sure number of early-offseason departures is a little eye opening.