Jewsbury: Goldthwaite retirement big loss for Timbers
"Goldie" a true pro, role model on, off field, says Portland captain
PORTLAND, Ore. – When Portland Timbers defender Kevin Goldthwaite called it a career on Monday, he said he had zero regrets.
But for the Timbers, the seven-year veteran's retirement will be a loss in more ways than one.
“He was one of the veteran guys that I was pretty close to on the team here and a guy who I knew just from playing on different teams and against him," Timbers captain Jack Jewsbury said after Goldthwaite announced his retirement. "Unbelievable guy, great teammate, great professional for the younger players on the team to look up to.
"And I think, throughout the year, in whatever role he had, he definitely helped bring those guys along at this level. Not only as someone on the field, but off the field [as well], this club will miss him.”