January 22nd, 2013 by Michael Orr
Strangely, Mikaël Silvestre is on trial with the Portland Timbers as of this morning. The 35-year old former French international arrived late last night and is apparently hoping to be signed by the Timbers for the 2013 season. While the club contemplates, on financial grounds, the future of winger Franck Songo’o, Silvestre enters the roster picture as perhaps one of the reasons for the Songo’o hesitation. The 6′ central defender last played for France in 2006 and spent the 2011/12 season with Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga. He has been without a club since May. Yet Porter spoke highly of him after today’s training session and expects Silvestre to be with the club for several weeks as they decide his and their future.