By Columbian news services
March 1, 2014 10:06 p.m.
The Portland Timbers concluded their preseason schedule with a 1-1 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps FC in front of 13,779 fans in the final match of the Rose City Invitational on Saturday at Providence Park.
The Portland Timbers selected Connecticut midfielder George Fochive, UCLA forward Victor Chavez and Indiana midfielder Nikita Kotlov on Tuesday in the final two rounds of the MLS SuperDraft. Portland selected Fochive with the first pick in the third round, the 39th overall selection. The Timbers took Chavez and Kotlov in the fourth and final round of the draft.