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Ex-Man Utd, Arsenal defender Silvestre scores Portland Timbers winner

Mikael Silvestre has scored the only goal as Portland Timbers edged Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders 1-0 on matchday five of the Desert Friendlies competition.

The 35-year old former Manchester United, Arsenal and Werder Bremen defender is currently on trial with the Timbers and managed to fire home from close range after a series of saves and blocks from the Sounders defence just after the hour-mark in Tucson, Arizona.

Silvestre has been without a club since departing Bremen at the end of the 2011-12 Bundesliga season and is hoping to impress at Portland after an unsuccessful trial with West Ham United in September last year.

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