Timbers Waive Three ahead of Draft


The Portland Timbers today announced that the club has waived midfielders Freddie Braun and Charles Renken and defender Ian Hogg. All three players are eligible for selection in today’s MLS Waiver Draft to be held at 12:30 p.m. (Pacific).

Braun, 24, played in three MLS matches and saw action in eight MLS Reserve League matches for the Timbers in 2012. He was signed by the club Feb. 17, 2011, and appeared in nine Reserve League matches during the 2011 campaign. Braun was a member of the Timbers U-23s in 2010.

Renken, 18, appeared in all 10 MLS Reserve League matches for the Timbers, registering two assists, and also played in a friendly against Aston Villa FC. He was acquired by the Timbers on Jan. 31.

Hogg, 22, played in two MLS Reserve League matches, logging 161 minutes, after being acquired by the Timbers on Aug. 9.


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