Timbers acquire goalkeeper Knighton on loan

PORTLAND, Ore.The Portland Timbers and Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution announced today the Timbers have acquired goalkeeper Brad Knighton on loan from the MLS club for the remainder of the 2008 season.
 
As part of the loan agreement, Knighton can be recalled by New England as needed during the rest of the 2008 MLS season.
 
A native of Richmond, Va., Knighton, 23, is in his second season with the Revolution, having signed with the club as a free agent out of UNC-Wilmington prior to the 2007 season. He has not made an appearance with New England, but has a career mark of 2-4-0 in the MLS Reserve Division with a 1.33 goals-against average.
 
Knighton was a two-time NSCAA All-Southeast Region and All-Colonial Athletic Association selection at UNC-Wilmington and finished his collegiate career ranked fifth in school history in shutouts (24) and goals-against average (1.07), and fourth in career saves (295). He led the Seahawks to four consecutive 10-win seasons and CAA tournaments berths. 
 
Additionally, FC Dallas has recalled goalkeeper Ray Burse following the team’s U.S. Open Cup win over Miami FC on Tuesday.
 
Knighton will be available for the Timbers exhibition match on Thursday against Mexican club Monarcas Morelia at PGE Park at 7 p.m. presented by Widmer and Allstate. Tickets, starting at $16, are available through the PGE Park box office, area Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (503) 224-4400.