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Portland Timbers' Goldthwaite announces retirement

Portland Timbers defender Kevin Goldthwaite has announced his retirement from professional soccer.

The 28-year old has decided to close the curtain on a MLS career that has lasted seven years with service to San Jose Earthquakes, Houston Dynamo, Toronto FC, New York Red Bulls and of course the Timbers.

"After a long, unbelievable journey, I have decided to call it a career," said Goldthwaite. "I am happy that when I look back on my career, I have zero regrets.

"I would like to thank all the fans in Portland and all the other cities I was lucky enough to play in for everything they have done in supporting me and my teammates.

"Lastly, I want to wish my teammates, the coaching staff and front office all the luck in the world and hopefully they will be hoisting the MLS Cup sooner rather than later."

Goldthwaite was part of the Houston squad which scooped the 2006 MLS Cup and also won the Western Conference championship in 2008 with New York.

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