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Sporting Kansas City send Jewsbury to Portland Timbers

Sporting Kansas City announced on Tuesday that midfielder Jack Jewsbury was traded to the Portland Timbers in exchange for allocation money.

"This was not an easy decision. Jack has spent eight years with Kansas City, representing the organization on and off the field with class," Sporting Kansas City Manager Peter Vermes said. "I understand that it might sound cliché, but we really do wish Jack all the best and sincerely thank him for what he accomplished with this club and in this city."

Jewsbury, 29, was drafted by Kansas City with the 43rd overall pick in the fifth round of the 2003 MLS SuperDraft out of Saint Louis University, where he was recently inducted into the Billikens Hall of Fame for his outstanding collegiate career. Jewsbury spent eight seasons in KC, making 204 appearances, including postseason, and recorded 15 goals and 21 assists.

"The eight years in Kansas City have been unbelievable," Jewsbury said. "I'll never forget all the great times with the team. The ownership over the past few years has been fantastic, taking the team in a new direction with the new stadium and re-brand. So on that end, it's bittersweet. I've made lifelong friends in Kansas City and I'll never forget the fan support I had all these years."

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