Jack Jewsbury has been named new Portland Timbers captain.

Jewsbury only moved to the Timbers in a trade from Sporting Kansas City on March 1.

"We know Jack will be a leader on the field, but he knows about the travel, changes in time zones, different stadiums and what all that is like," Portland coach John Spencer said recently.

"We need someone who has MLS experience and knows what playing in MLS is all about."