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Liam Ridgewell

31-Year-Old Defender     Portland Timbers  MLS


Birthdate:  July 21, 1984    Birthplace:  Bexley, England    Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  170 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


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Signed a contract with the Timbers in July of 2014.

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June 3, 2016    Liam Ridgewell News

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Ridgewell headed in Diego Valeri's free kick in the 11th minute of Wednesday's clean sheet 1-0 win over San Jose.

Not known for his attacking Ridgewell also picked up the vital defensive clean sheet bonus against an Earthquakes side that was missing a number of key pieces due to international duty. The Timbers' defense has been a bit banged up this season, but when they are fit, they are a very strong unit.

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Liam Ridgewell: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

April 27, 2016

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Ridgewell (hamstring) is out Wednesday against New England.

Ridgewell was a bit of a long shot to be ready for Wednesday's match, but there is a possibility he could return to the bench this weekend.

April 20, 2016

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Ridgewell (hamstring) is expected to return to training Saturday, and he could play April 27 against the Revolution, The Oregonian reports.

Ridgewell has played just once this season due to the ailment, and while he could get back on the field for the Timbers' next game, it's possible he comes off the bench in order to work on his match fitness.

April 7, 2016

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Ridgewell could return from his hamstring injury May 1 against Toronto, The Oregonian reports.

The Timbers are missing a number of key pieces along the back line, and Ridgewell's absence will last longer than initially expected, leaving Jermaine Taylor to partner with Nat Borchers.

March 13, 2016

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Ridgewell could miss multiple games after suffering a hamstring injury in training Friday, The Oregonian reports.

Jermaine Taylor moved into the starting XI in place of Ridgewell, who is another casualty along the Timbers' back line. Ridgewell is a consistent starter for the Timbers, though his fantasy upside is limited as a centerback.

February 15, 2016

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Ridgewell will return from his loan spell at Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday, and he is expected to play in upcoming preseason matches against Minnesota United and Chicago, according to Jamie Goldberg of The Oregonian.

Ridgewell played very well during his short loan, as Brighton won four of his five starts. Ridgewell will again by a vital piece of the Timbers' defense this season, though it's worth noting he is more valuable in fantasy leagues that give points for peripheral stats such as tackles and interceptions.

June 27, 2014

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Ridgewell signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Timbers on Thursday, moving on a free transfer from West Bromwich Albion, the club's official web site reports.

Ridgewell will be Portland's third Designated Player. He played in over 250 matches in 11 Premier League seasons and will be the anchor of the Timbers' defensive line.

May 9, 2014

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Ridgewell, who has been out with a knee injury, could feature in Sunday's season-finale against Stoke City, the club's official web sitereports.

Ridgewell has missed the last three games due to the injury, but seems set to return for the final match of the season in what could be a decent clean-sheet opportunity.