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Portland Timbers sign Pa Modou Kah

The Portland Timbers announced today that the club has signed defender Pa Modou Kah for the remainder of the 2013 season.

He will be added to the roster pending the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 visa. Per MLS and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Kah, 32, joins the Timbers after playing the last two seasons with clubs in Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Kah has also featured for top clubs in Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands during his career. He won a title with Norway's Vålerenga in 2002 and played in nearly 200 league matches over seven seasons (2004-11) at Dutch side Roda JC. On the international level, Kah has 10 caps with the Norway National Team.

"With the loss of David Horst, we have had our eye on adding another central defender for the past month," said Caleb Porter, head coach of the Timbers. "Kah is a top-level player and will bring a wealth of experience as a professional, playing in some of the top leagues around the world. This signing couldn't come at a better time with the recent injury of Mikael Silvestre. We expect Kah to step into the backline and make an immediate impact in our club."

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