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PORTLAND -- The Portland Timbers signed defender Rauwshan McKenzie on Wednesday and waived defender Ryan Kawulok.

The 26-year-old McKenzie had one assist in 20 appearances for Chivas USA last season. Drafted by the Kansas City Wizards in 2008, he also played for Real Salt Lake.

The 23-year-old Kawulok was the eighth overall pick last year in the supplemental draft. He played in 14 matches for the Timbers' reserves.

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