Jack Jewsbury, Portland Timbers

Current Club: Portland Timbers
College: SLU Billikens
High School: Kickapoo Chiefs
Club: Busch SC

Height: 6′
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birth Date: 04-13-1981
Birthplace: Joplin, MO

INTERNATIONAL: Participated in two U.S. National Team camps in Carson, Calif., under former national team head coach Bob Bradley … Called in to camp in preparation for a friendly against Sweden on Jan. 24, 2009 … Was in camp leading up to a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier versus Mexico on Feb. 11, 2009.

PROFESSIONAL
Jewsbury was acquired in a preseason trade with Sporting Kansas City on March 1, 2011, in exchange for allocation money. The nine-year MLS veteran captained the Timbers to the brink of an MLS Cup playoff berth and logged career highs in points, goals and assists in 2011. The Springfield, Mo., native has participated in two U.S. National Team camps during his career.

2011: Joined the Timbers in preseason following a trade with Sporting Kansas City on March 1 … Named the club’s captain by head coach John Spencer on March 11 … Set new career marks in points (22), goals (7) and assists (8) … Was the only player in MLS in 2011 with multiple four-game points streaks (April 30-May 29 and July 30-Aug. 20) … Became the Timbers’ first MLS All-Star when he was selected to represent MLS in the AT&T 2011 MLS All-Star Game against Manchester United on July 27 at Red Bull Arena … Finished second on the team in minutes played, logging 2,790 across 31 games … Recorded at least three points in each month spanning April to August … Recorded an assist in four consecutive matches from April 30-May 21 – a club record … Logged two, three-point games in 2011, with one of those performances coming in his 200th MLS match April 17 against FC Dallas … Voted by his teammates as the Timbers’ 2011 Player’s Player of the Year.

2010: Was a versatile playmaker for Kansas City, playing a variety of positions throughout the season … Played in 29 games (17 starts) … Scored a pair of goals …. Appeared as a second-half substitute in Kansas City’s 2-1 victory over Manchester United in a summer friendly.

2009: Started all 28 of his appearances with Kansas City … Notched five assists, good for second on the team … Started all three 2009 SuperLiga matches, facing New England and Mexico’s Atlas and Santos Laguna.

2008: Appeared in 29 games (all starts) for Kansas City … Missed just one game during the season due to yellow card accumulation … Finished tied for the team lead with seven assists … Proved to be versatile, playing right-sided midfield, right back and a central midfield role during the season … Led the Wizards to a playoff appearance and the Eastern Conference semifinals … Following the season was named the club’s Defensive Player of the Year.

2007: Helped lead Kansas City to the postseason, as the club reached the Western Conference finals before falling to eventual MLS Cup champion Houston … Started 27 games at right back … Recorded two goals and three as­sists on the year for Kansas City.

2006: Started 19 of his 28 games for the Wizards … Ranked among team leaders with three assists and scored a goal … Started and played the full 90 in a 2006 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup loss to Chicago on Aug. 16.

2005: Played 29 games (6 starts) and scored four goals.

2004: Played in 22 games (15 starts), scoring four goals and adding two assists … Won the Western Conference Championship with Kansas City … Started in the 2004 MLS Cup, in which the Wizards fell to D.C. United, 3-2 … Played in three games (2 starts) during the 2004 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament, leading Kansas City to the U.S. Open Cup title with a 1-0 win over Chicago.

2003: Drafted in the fifth round (43rd overall) by Kansas City in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft … Appeared in two games (1 start) as a rookie.

COLLEGE: Played at powerhouse Saint Louis University (1999-2002) and finished 10th on the Billikens’ all-time scoring list with 101 career points (38 goals, 25 assists) … Was a two-time All-American and crowned Confer­ence USA Player of the Year in 2000 … Led the Billikens to four straight NCAA tournament appearances … Earned all-conference honors three straight seasons 2000-02 … Named to the school’s men’s soccer all-half century team in 2009 and inducted into the Billikens Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011.

YOUTH: Scored 59 goals his senior season and 124 for his career, both marks are state records, at Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Mo. … Traveled three-and-a-half hours every weekend to play youth soccer for Busch S.C. in St. Louis … Recruited by coach John Roeslein along with several other future MLS draft picks.

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