PORTLAND, Ore. – Jeremy Ebobisse has made a connection with Portland Timbers fans, part of the reason why their questions seemed so pointed. Publically, their team was expressing loyalty to “Jebo,” saying they saw the 23-year-old forward as a key part of their future. But as negotiations over a new contract became prolonged and the team signed two new forwards, it had to be asked: How did the organization really feel?
Finally, those mixed messages have stopped. Today, the Timbers announced a new, multi-year contract extension for the United States international, one that should link the Maryland native to the Rose City into the heart of his prime.