The Portland Timbers announced today that midfielder Andrew Gregor and defender Cameron Knowles have signed one-year contract extensions through the 2009 season. Both players originally signed two-year contracts prior to the 2007 season.
Last season, both Gregor and Knowles were named to the USL First Division All-League first team and helped guide the Timbers to the club’s first appearance in the USL First Division semifinals.
Also, Josh Wicks made an appearance for LA Galaxy last night in the Pan-Pacific Championship, on ESPN Classic. He might make another appearance for the "Stars" (insert sarcasm here) on Saturday. Last night, he put in a solid effort and did not give up any goals, though he was not called upon to do anything spectacular. He certainly appeared more confident than the starting goalkeeper Steve Cronin.
I also had a small gripe with the ESPN Classic broadcast commentator, who referred to Hawaii as "the Sunshine State." Call me a geography snob, and you wouldn't be the first, but Hawaii is the "Aloha State" and Florida (ugh) is the Sunshine State. This useless information takes up brain cells that could be better used in finding women.