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Timbers create midfield depth with addition of Leicester’s Jack Barmby

Mansfield Town v Leicester City - Pre Season Friendly

MANSFIELD, ENGLAND - JULY 25: Jack Barmby of Leicester City is challenged by Krystian Pearce of Mansfield Town during the pre season friendly match between Mansfield Town and Leicester City at the One Call Stadium on July 25, 2015 in Mansfield, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

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The Portland Timbers already boast one of the strongest teams, and midfields for that matter, in all of Major League Soccer.

And that midfield just became a bit deeper.

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On Tuesday, the Timbers announced the signing of Leicester City midfielder/defender Jack Barmby on loan. The 21-year old will occupy an international spot on Portland’s roster.

Barmby joins Portland after spending time this season with League Football Championship side Rotherham United and League Two club Notts County, while on loan from Leicester.

With the likes of Diego Chara, Diego Valeri and Darlington Nagbe at the disposal of head coach Caleb Porter, the addition of Barmby will provide the reining MLS Cup champion Timbers with depth throughout the lengthy 2016 season.

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