Is Michael Ballack Going To Portland?

Michael Ballack was released today by Chelsea. He's officially a free agent.

He could be perfect for the Portland Timbers for next season.

Or, he could not.

He's 34. He's coming off an injury. It's doubtful any of Europe's big clubs will want him.

Ballack is a rock in the midfield. I'm a strong believer that any designated signees should play center midfield. It's where they can control the game, and guide the other players.

He's somebody that has another two or three good seasons in his legs. He could probably use the added rest of not starting a season in September, but rather waiting for next March.

But there are more political reasons the Timber ownership should look to sign a name such as Ballack to their roster.

He would be a considerable jump up from Freddie Ljungberg, the major signing of their rivals in Seattle. In the event that Vancouver, also joining the MLS in 2011, signs a major name, Po...

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