The Portland Timbers today signed forward Doug DeMartin, midfielder Derek Gaudet and goalkeeper Matt Pyzdrowski for the upcoming 2010 season. Each of the three players were trialists earlier this month and will be in training camp with the club starting March 1.
DeMartin, 23, was a second team All-American at Michigan State in 2008 and was the Big Ten player of the year and an academic All-American. He was drafted by Kansas City Wizards of MLS but was not offered a contract. DeMartin scored both goals for the Timbers in their February 17 exhibition with the University of Portland.
Gaudet is 20-years old, turning 21 in May. He is a 5’9 Canadian from Nova Scotia who made an appearance for Toronto FC of MLS at 19. Gaudet was a member of both the Canadian U-17 and U-20 sides and has been called up to the Canadian senior national side in their most recent training camp in January.
Pyzdrowski was impressive at the Timbers’ trials. He played at Marquette University from 2006-09 and graduated in the spring. The 23-year old was Marquette’s player of the year in 2009 and will get a chance to vie for playing time with Steve Cronin and Adin Brown.