Timbers sign goalkeeper David Bingham

by Charlie Folkestad

The Portland Timbers have signed MLS veteran goalkeeper David Bingham.


Bingham, 32, is expected to compete for the starting goalkeeper position with Aljaz Ivacic following the departure of Steve Clark. As of Jan. 12, Portland have not re-signed Ivacic and still have Jeff Attinella under contract.


Bingham trained with the Timbers throughout 2021 but never saw the pitch. He was listed as earning the Senior Minimum Salary ($81,375) in 2021 via MLSPA.

Bingham spent six seasons with the San Jose Earthquakes (2011-13, 2015-17) before moving to the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2018, where he spent three seasons. He has 179 career MLS starts, including a 1.52 goals against per 90 minutes average and a 68.7 save percentage.

Bingham struggled in 2020 (18 starts, 1.94 GA/90, 61.0 save %) following arguably his best season in 2019 (33 starts, 1.67 GA/90, 73.2 save %).

Bingham is the fifth addition of the offseason for the Timbers, joining MLS Homegrown signing Tega Ikoba and three MLS SuperDraft picks.

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