The Portland Timbers claimed veteran goalkeeper Steve Clark off waivers from D.C. United, the Timbers announced Friday.
Portland had a need for a netminder after Jake Gleeson underwent surgery to repair stress fractures in his tibia earlier this week. He will be sidelined at least two months.
Clark was waived when D.C. United brought back goalkeeper Bill Hamid on loan earlier this week. Hamid left D.C. United after last season to play for Danish club FC Midtjylland.
Clark started just three games for D.C. United this season with last appearance coming on May 12. He recorded a shutout in his first match of the season and allowed three goals in each of the other two.
The 32-year-old was the starting goalkeeper for the Columbus Crew from 2014-16 and posted 22 shutouts while compiling a 37-33-30 record in 100 starts. Clark was in goal for the Crew when they lost 2-1 to Portland in the 2015 MLS Cup.
Overall, Clark is 39-38-31 with 24 shutouts in 108 career MLS matches.
—Field Level Media