Entering his seventh season as a member of the Timbers organization, Cameron Knowles, who holds a USSF “A” license, will transition to T2 to serve as the team’s head coach for the 2018 USL season after spending the past six seasons as an assistant coach for the Timbers.
Drafted by Real Salt Lake in the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft, Knowles played professionally for seven seasons, including two seasons in MLS and four with the Timbers from 2007-10. During his playing career with the Timbers, Knowles was a three-time USL First Division all-league selection and helped Portland claim the Commissioner’s Cup in 2009 as the league’s regular-season champion. He was a finalist for the league’s Defender of the Year award in 2007. In total, Knowles played in 77 games for the Timbers, which ranks among the club’s second-division career leaders.