Timbers’ Jack Jewsbury to retire after 2016 season

Midfielder Jack Jewsbury has played for the Portland Timbers for 6 years

Portland Timbers midfielder Jack Jewsbury waves to the crowd after their MLS soccer match against FC Dallas in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Portland Timbers midfielder Jack Jewsbury waves to the crowd after their MLS soccer match against FC Dallas in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Timbers midfielder Jack Jewsbury is set to retire from professional soccer at the end of the 2016 season, the team announced Sunday.

Jewsbury, who has been playing Major League Soccer for 14 years, is part of an elite group of soccer stars to play 300 or more professional games.

He made the announcement at the Stand Together Banquet at The Nines Hotel.

“As tough as this decision was, my family and I are extremely excited about the next chapter and the new adventures ahead,” Jewsbury said. “I will always treasure my 6 years playing for Portland, including the postgame victory laps on the field with my daughters and celebrating the Timbers MLS Cup victory with the entire city.”

Jewsbury has made 28 goals while in the league, 10 of which were game-winners.

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