February 27th, 2013 by Michael Orr
In order to comply with the MLS limit of thirty players per roster, the Portland Timbers today waived Franck Songo’o and Chris Taylor. Songo’o's departure has been expected for weeks but his outright release was necessitated by the midfielder’s inability to come to personal terms with Houston after the Timbers reached an agreement to transfer his rights to the Dynamo. Taylor, the Timbers’ 2nd round pick in the 2011 SuperDraft, has never made a first team appearance and spent the majority of 2012 on injured reserve. Following the additions of Mikaël Silvestre and Michael Nanchoff last week, the Timbers have a full roster of thirty. The only remaining question is what will come of goalkeeper David Meves, who has an assigned number and locker with the Timbers. Perhaps Jake Gleeson will be sent on loan, or more likely, Meves will be a pool goalkeeper for MLS but based in Portland. And surprisingly, Futty Danso remains with the club, despite falling to sixth on the center back depth chart.