LIU Soccer Legend Leads Portland Timbers to Western Conference Title


Giovanni Savarese ’98, head coach of Major League Soccer’s Portland Timbers, led his team to its second Western Conference Championship and MLS Cup berth in the past four seasons. He also won the MLS is Back Tournament with the Timbers in 2020, and previously coached the New York Cosmos to three championships in the North American Soccer League. Savarese scored 50 goals as an All-American striker for LIU.