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Portland Timbers to pick 12th in MLS Dispersal Draft

Portland Timbers to pick 12th in MLS Dispersal Draft

Caleb Porter (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian)

The Portland Timbers probably won’t be drafting any significant players in the MLS Dispersal Draft.

MLS clubs participated in a weighted draw to determine the draft order Friday and the Timbers drew the 12th pick in the draft.

The draft will be conducted via teleconference and give teams an opportunity to draft former Chivas USA players. Chivas USA ceased operations at the end of the 2014 season.

Chivas USA star striker Erick “Cubo” Torres, who scored 15 goals in 2014, will not be subject to the dispersal draft. MLS is in the process of negotiating a long-term deal to keep Torres in MLS.

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