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Portland Timbers announce partnership with performance training specialist EXOS

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers today announced a partnership with EXOS, formerly Athletes’ Performance, to become the club’s official performance training provider.

As part of the agreement, EXOS will assign a performance specialist to serve as Portland’s fitness coach during the 2014 Major League Soccer season.

“We are excited to partner with EXOS, who are a leader in training elite-level professional athletes," said Timbers general manager Gavin Wilkinson. “As an analytical coach, Caleb Porter is always looking for ways to enhance the team and this partnership helps us address an area that we felt needed improvement, while also signaling an additional investment into our club and players. We feel that aligning ourselves with EXOS, which uses industry-leading technology and maintains a long track record of success as performance training specialists, will help us toward our goals as a club.”

Founded in 1999 as a training facility for professional and elite athletes, EXOS provides training, nutrition and physical therapy programs from its six locations across the country while also supporting various professional teams domestically and internationally. An industry leader in integrated performance training, EXOS specialists apply multifaceted systems that are geared at maximizing athletic potential through improving physical performance, decreasing injury potential and motivating through education. Over the last 15 years, the company has trained many of the top champions in sport, including six number one National Football League draft picks, the United States and German National Soccer Teams, Olympic medalists, and countless champions in baseball, tennis, golf, basketball and hockey.

EXOS has maintained partnerships with the last two MLS Cup champions, as well as a longstanding partnership with the Germany Men’s National Soccer Team and Everton FC in the English Premier League. For more information, visit www.TeamEXOS.com.