Portland Timbers Pick Up Michael Seaton From D.C. United
Monday, August 10, 2015
Seaton signed with D.C. United in 2013 and has made five on-field appearances since. The 19-year-old forward hails from Jamaica and is well equipped with speed and pace.
He spent the majority of his days on D.C. United’s lower-league team, the Richmond Kickers. While on the USL squad, Seaton recorded seven goals and one assist in 22 games during portions of the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
Timbers GM Gavin Wilkinson spoke ambitiously of their newly acquired talent.
“Michael is a talented young player that we believe in time, with our club resources and infrastructure, will continue to develop and be positioned to realize his full potential,” Wilkinson said.
The young 6-footer has a lot of experience under his belt with his time in the MLS as well as his long career with his former club team in Jamaica.
Seaton looks to be an excellent weapon that in time could be utilized on the starting front-line. Time will tell what his full-potential will be, but for now the Timbers are just excited to have some new legs at the forward position.
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