Mikael Silvestre, Timbers vs. Dynamo, 4.6.13
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Portland Timbers, Mikael Silvestre mutually agree to part ways

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers and defender Mikael Silvestre have come to a mutual agreement to terminate his contract, it was announced today. Per league and club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“We would like to thank Mikael for his service to the club and we wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Gavin Wilkinson, Timbers general manager.

Silvestre, 36, made eight league appearances, logging 633 minutes for the Timbers in 2013. He sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee on May 2 and missed the remainder of the campaign.

“I loved my time with the Timbers,” Silvestre said. “My family and I have enjoyed our time in Oregon and we plan to stay here for the foreseeable future. I am excited to stay and seek other opportunities. The fans here have created one of the strongest fan bases I have seen in my career. I would like to thank them for their undying support, they have made my experience here unforgettable. For the Timbers, the squad has momentum after a strong finish last year and I wish them the best for the coming season.”