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By DAN KARELL
The Portland Timbers have rewarded Caleb Porter for the impressive job he’s done in his first year in charge.
According to a report in SI, Porter has signed a five-year contract extension to remain the head coach of the Timbers, after leading them to first place in the Western Conference making him one of the front runners for the Major League Soccer Coach of the Year award. The Timbers have not yet publicly announced the deal.
Following disappointing finishes in their first two years in MLS, the Timbers turned to Porter last August after parting ways with John Spencer. The report states that Porter took a pay cut to join the Timbers from his last job as head coach of the University of Akron men’s soccer team, but it’s likely that the new contract includes a higher salary.
What do you think of this report? Excited to see Porter signing a long-term deal? Do you feel that he’s the MLS Coach of the Year?
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