Adam Kwarasey, Timbers training, 1.25.16

The Portland Timbers head into Sunday's MLS regular season opener against Columbus Crew SC (1:30pm PT, ESPN) with another strong corps of goalkeeping talent. Find out more about the three men who will man the nets in 2016.


Know Your Portland Timbers: The 2016 Goalkeepers -

#90 - Jake Gleeson
-- Logged three saves, helping Portland register a clean sheet against Vancouver in the first leg of the Audi 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals on Nov. 1.
-- A New Zealand international, Gleeson grew up also playing cricket.
-- He is one of four Timbers on the roster who were part of the club's 2011 inaugural MLS campaign.


#33 - Wade Hamilton
-- Drafted No. 61 overall in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, Hamilton recorded eight clean sheets in 21 starts for California Polytechnic State University in 2015.
-- Hamilton was the 2015 Big West Goalkeeper of the Year and 2015 First Team All-Big West Conference.
-- He was a member of the U.S. national team at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico.

Know Your Portland Timbers: The 2016 Goalkeepers -

#12 - Adam Kwarasey
-- Kwarasey helped lead a defense that resulted in 13 clean sheets--tied for best among goalkeepers in the league in 2015--as he backstopped the Timbers to their first ever MLS Cup.
-- Played 120 minutes, logging a penalty kick goal and the decisive save in a 2-2 draw (7-6 win on PKs) against Sporting KC in the Western Conference Knockout Round on Oct. 29.
-- A Ghanaian international, Kwarasey was named Tippeligaen Goalkeeper of the Year in helping lead Strømsgodset to a league title making 30 league appearances in 2013 in Norway.