The Portland Timbers aren't wasting time when it comes trying to find the head coach that will guide the team into the next era.
The Oregonian is reporting that the Timbers have offered their coaching job to University of Akron head coach and former U.S. Under-23 head coach Caleb Porter.
The job offer isn't the first time an MLS club has offered Porter a head coaching position. D.C. United offered Porter the job before the 2010 season, but Porter turned it down and eventually signed a long-term contract with Akron, the No. 1 ranked team in the latest SBI College Top 25.
Porter, 37, helped guide Akron to the 2011 NCAA title, and his program has produced several top young pro players in recent years, such as Teal Bunbury, Steve Zakuani, Darlington Nagbe, Perry Kitchen and Zarek Valentin to naame a few.
His coaching reputation took a hit after the U.S. Under-23s failed to qualify for the 2012 Olympics, but Portland's interest in his services make it clear that the failure to qualify for the Olympics has not diminished Porter's reputation as one of the most talented young coaching talents in American soccer.
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