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PORTLAND, Ore. Josh Jones Womens Jersey . -- Former Portland Timbers forward Eddie Johnson is suing the Major League Soccer team for $9.9 million, alleging that he was allowed to practice while he still had concussion symptoms. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court. It names the Timbers ownership group, Peregrine Sports LLC, and members of the teams medical staff. Johnson sustained a concussion before a game Aug. 3, 2011, and another one 11 days later, prompting the team to rule him out for the rest of the season. The lawsuit alleges that when he returned for the MLS preseason in 2012, he was still experiencing symptoms. The native of Chester, England, retired that April after another head injury. The lawsuit claims that the Johnson suffered "serious and permanent traumatic head and brain injuries" that caused headaches, memory impairment, impaired balance, blurred vision, dizziness and other conditions. "Johnson has and will continue to suffer loss of function and ability, pain, discomfort, mental suffering, anxiety, and inconvenience and interference with his normal and usual activities," the lawsuit said. The Timbers said in a statement released Thursday that they would not comment specifically on the lawsuit, but said the team follows all MLS health-related protocols for players. "Additionally, we approach head injuries with extra caution and err on the side of conservatism above and beyond official protocol when dealing with them," the team said. "We have an expert staff of physicians and trainers and stand by them and their evaluations," the teams statement said. Johnson played professionally in England and the United State for more than 10 years. His career started with Manchester United and he appeared with the first team during the 2003-04 season. He played for several English clubs before moving to the United States in 2009. He was one of the first four players signed by the Timbers for their inaugural MLS season in 2011. He appeared in seven league matches and had a goal during his time in Portland. Vince Biegel Youth Jersey . The third-ranked Buckeyes were down eight points to Notre Dame with less than 2 minutes to play and their offence was nowhere to be found. Kevin King Packers Jersey .com) - Maria Sharapova reached her 10th career grand slam final after beating Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets at the Australian Open on Thursday.TORONTO a€“ The easily erasable whiteboard of the Maple Leafs head coach takes a beating this time of year, but Randy Carlyle has a pretty good idea now of what his final roster will look like for the October 8 opener. In question is whether 26-year-old Matt Frattin will be on it. A a€?mediocrea€? training camp, as Carlyle put it earlier this week, has Frattin lingering nervously on the bubble at the end of the exhibition season, pushed out of a likely job by Brandon Kozun, the small, but feisty winger determined to make the NHL for the first time. Kozun, a former sixth-round draft pick, put a final bullet on that effort with another impressionable performance Friday, which included a highlight-worthy goal, bursts of impressive speed and a couple of assists. a€?Hea€?s playing desperate,a€? said Carlyle of Kozun, who totaled five points in six preseason games. a€?And that is the word to describe it. Hea€?s making life difficult for the opposition and making life easy for coaching staff and management to notice him.a€? Frattin, meanwhile, was held without a single point in the preseason and was unable to distinguish himself much in the preseason finale against Detroit, an open-ice hit on Justin Abdelkader the lone moment of any consequence. He is veering toward the same uncomfortable fate he faced in January 2013 when he was cut at the end of a week-long (lockout-shortened) training camp. Frattin rejoined the Leafs later that winter after a very brief Marlies tour and blazed with seven goals in a 10-game span a€“ though he went the rest of the year without another marker. Now 26, he is coming off a disappointing season. Only two of his 60 shots found twine in 40 games with the Kings and, before long, he found himself in the press box and then eventually shipped to Columbus. He suited up in only four games with the fast-rising Blue Jackets and failed to score before returning to Toronto via trade in the summer. And now a silent preseason has him in danger of failing to make the Leafs roster. Hea€?s had opportunity, including a stint alongside first liners, Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk, but offered little to secure himself a spot in Torontoaa€?s crowded forward ranks. Kevin King Jersey. a€?[Frattin] has had, I would say, a mediocre camp,a€? Carlyle said earlier this week with some disappointment. a€?[Frattin] needs to find a way to regenerate some enthusiasm. I feel sorry for him right now. The pucka€?s not his friend. Ita€?s going away from him versus bouncing for him. Hea€?s a guy that has to be physical and usually when hea€?s physical goals follow him around.a€? At his best, Frattin can employ his stocky 6-foot frame, decent speed and potent shot to some effect, but hea€?s been quiet in most aspects this fall. He had one of his more noticeable (though still generally quiet) games Friday, his physicality emerging for Carlyle on a night of about 13 minutes. Ita€?s unclear whether that mild final impression will be enough to land him a job on the depths of the roster. a€?Ita€?s building blocks,a€? said Frattin, prior to the 5-1 win. a€?Every day you want to get better and thata€?s something youa€?ve got to do. Just keep working at learning the system and try to get to play your game and reach your potential.a€? One, maybe two, forward jobs are on the line a€“ the Leafs could opt to keep an extra defenceman in light of Cody Fransona€?s injury a€“ amongst a bubble group that likely includes Frattin, Carter Ashton, Frazer McLaren, Colton Orr and William Nylander, the 18-year-old picked eighth overall in June. Orr would seem the likely leader in that race given Carlylea€?s affinity for intimidation, however little used that intimidation may be. Toronto parted with Jerry Da€?Amigo a€“ making a late push for a roster spot in Columbus a€“ and a seventh-round pick to get Frattin back in the offseason and cutting him would mean risk losing him for nothing on waivers. Kozuna€?s spot, meanwhile, is all but locked up. The 24-year-old, who made a positive first impression on Carlyle last year with the Marlies a€“ he was traded to Toronto in late January a€“ has gotten better and better with each day of camp, his comfort and confidence continuing to grow. Any late drop-off, which Carlyle warned of before the game, was nowhere to be seen in 14 impactful minutes against the Wings. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '