Injury-hit MLS outfit bring in Kah.
Gambian-born Norwegian defender Pa Modou Kah, a veteran of 14 seasons in Europe and two in the Middle East, signed a one-year deal with Major League Soccer’s injury-hit Portland Timbers.
Kah joined the US club after playing for Al-Kohr and Qatar Sports Club in the 2011-2012 campaign and for Saudi Arabian side Al-Wahda this past season.
The 32-year-old veteran arrives as the Timbers seek defensive help.
French defender Mikael Silvestre, the 35-year-old former Manchester United star, was ruled out for six to nine months with a torn left knee ligament suffered in the second half of a goal-less draw Thursday with New England.
And US defender David Horst will miss at least the next six months with a broken right leg.
“This signing couldn’t come at a better time with the recent injury of Mikael Silvestre. We expect Kah to step into the backline and make an immediate impact in our club,” Timbers coach Caleb Porter said.
“With the loss of David Horst, we have had our eye on adding another central defender for the past month. Kah is a top-level player and will bring a wealth of experience as a professional, playing in some of the top leagues around the world.”
Kah won a title with Norway’s Valerenga in 2002 before joining Sweden’s AIK in 2003 and Dutch side Roda JC in 2004, where he scored 12 goals in 189 appearances before moving to Qatar in 2011.