Portland Timbers players come from a variety of countries and various parts of the United States. Different languages, different cultures. Timbers Roots takes a look at some of the origins of Portland players to learn more about where they came from before they were part of The Rose City.
This latest edition: Jack Barmby. The 22-year-old joined the Timbers in the spring of 2016 on loan from EPL side Leicester City. The winger made 19 appearances that season and then signed permanently with the team in the 2017 offseason. Barmby talks about his childhood in Great Britain, his sports hero and more.
What was the name of the first youth soccer team you ever played on?
Westella & Willerby
What position did you play?
Who was your favorite sports hero growing up?