Timbers sign Scottish left back Smith

Timbers sign Scottish left back Smith

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Timbers sign Scottish left back Smith

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The Portland Timbers have been in search for upgrades at the fullback positions, and the club addressed that need on Wednesday.

The Timbers signed Scottish left back Steven Smith — Timbers forward Kris Boyd's former teammate at Rangers — adding another option out wide defensively for coach John Spencer. Smith, 26, had been on trial with the club following his departure from Preston North End, where he played 15 games this season. His other career stops include Aberdeen and Norwich City after six seasons with Rangers. 

While Smith, who was a free agent and therefore not bound by the closed transfer window, joins the club, the Timbers also announced that they waived midfielder James Marcelin for "non-soccer-related" reasons. 

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