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The Portland Timbers have been busy preparing for 2013 by making a number of moves in the early stages of the offseason, and on Tuesday they made another by re-signing forward Danny Mwanga.
The Timbers signed Mwanga to a new contract, assuring that the 21-year-old will stick with the club for the foreseeable future. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but the deal will keep Mwanga in the same city where he spent part of his teenage life.
“It is very exciting to come back and continue to play in my hometown with the Timbers, and I am grateful to be able to play in front of such a great group of fans that have supported me through high school, college, and now, my professional career,” Mwanga said in a statement released by the Timbers. “After joining the Timbers midseason last year, I am very much looking forward to coming back and really stepping up with a full season ahead of me under Caleb Porter.”
Mwanga arrived to Portland via trade from the Philadelphia Union on June 6. He played in 18 matches for the Timbers and scored three goals, all of which came against the San Jose Earthquakes.
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