Liam Ridgewell | Assistant Coach
Liam Ridgewell, who holds his UEFA B Coaching License, begins his first season as part of the coaching staff in 2023. He played for the Portland Timbers from 2014-18, signing as a Designated Player in June 2014 before departing the club after the conclusion of the 2018 season. During those five seasons, Ridgewell made 110 MLS appearances (all starts) for Portland, recording seven goals and two assists. The English defender helped guide the Timbers to three postseason appearances (2015, 2017, 2018), winning MLS Cup in 2015 and featuring for Portland in its run to the 2018 MLS Cup.
Ridgewell concluded his professional career in England, making appearances for Hull City in the English Football League Championship (2018-19) and Southend United in EFL League One (2019-20). Prior to joining the Timbers in 2014, Ridgewell spent 12 seasons in the English Premier League and the EFL Championship, recording over 200 appearances for Aston Villa, Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion.