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PORTLAND, Ore. Jonathan Drouin 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. Serge Savard Jersey . The Blue Jackets got goals from Cam Atkinson, Nick Foligno, Boone Jenner and R.J. Umberger and Curtis McElhinney posted his first shutout since 2011 in a 4-0 victory on Friday night. Cheap NHL Jerseys . For Sweed, a second round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2008, this will be his second go around in the CFL after previously having spent time with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.WINNIPEG - The bar was set pretty high for Drew Willy when it came to excelling at sports, but the competitive fire that burns inside the Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback didnt come from his male role models. "My mom is definitely where I get my competitiveness from," Willy said this week during an interview with The Canadian Press. "She never lost a game of basketball throughout her high school career. Shes in the Nebraska sports hall of fame for high school for three sports: basketball, track and volleyball." While his mother, Diane Minihane, supported her children in their sports endeavours, shed also occasionally rib them about her winning streak. "Whenever we lost a game in high school, she was quick to point it out — but in a loving way," Willy said with a grin. He was also a three-sport athlete, competing in football, basketball and baseball in Randolph, N.J. It was football, though, where he stood out, setting Randolph High records for career passing yards and touchdowns. His accomplishments grew when he went to university, and soon hell have his own hall-of-fame induction on his sports resume. The 27-year-old is being inducted into the University at Buffalo Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 11, although he cant attend as the Bombers have a game two days later in Vancouver against the B.C. Lions. Willy started all four years at the state university of New York and graduated in 2009 with 15 school passing records. He led the U at Buffalo Bulls to a 2008 Mid-American Conference (MAC) title in a game against undefeated Ball State. The victory was the Bulls first in program history over a Top 25 team. "It definitely means a lot to me," Willy said of the induction. "Where we were as a program when I first got there, we werent winning too many games." That scenario is familiar to Bomber fans, who watched their team plummet to a league-worst 3-15 record last season. But all that started changing when the six-foot-three, 215-pound Willy was acquired from Saskatchewan in the off-season in exchange for receiver Jade Etienne. Willy, whod spent two seasons and made four starts for the Riders, was set to become a free agent, but the Bombers signed him to a deal and then named him the starter. He returned that vote of confidence by helping the team open with a 5-1 mark, sparking overjoyed fans to call their home city "Willypeg." Willy gives an embarrassed smile when the unofficial name change is brought up, but he understands fans are starved for a team to cheer about. If Willy can engineer a victory for the Bombers (6-3) on Sunday against his former team, who knows, fans might start calling the province Drewtoba. The defending Grey Cup-champion Roughriders (6-2) have won the past nine Labour Day Classic games. Willys connection to the CFL began years before the Riders signed him. One of his mentors at U at Buffalo was Danny Barrett, Saskatchewans former head coach and long-time CFL quarterback. Barrett was the Bulls quarterbacks coach and assistant head coach during some of Willys time there and they still text each other. Barrett had talked to Bombers assistant general manager and director of U.S. scouting Danny McManus about Willys work ethic and his intangibles. "He just says, What Drew has is what every quarterback needs to have, he has a short memory. He doesnt think about what just happened, hes always thinking about whats going to happen," McManus recalled in a phone call from Florida. "That really got me because thats one of the things that me and Danny Barrett talked about back when we were playing. Once the plays over, youvve got to forget about it and go to the next one. Torrey Mitchell Jersey. " It was that kind of info McManus, a CFL pivot for 17 seasons, passed along when Winnipegs football brass was brainstorming about acquiring a quarterback in the off-season. Willy has been cool under pressure, guiding the Bombers to four fourth-quarter comebacks this season. He said he learned patience from his stepdad and his father, both who played sports. His mother and father, Steve Willy, divorced when he was two years old and his mom remarried Chris Minihane three years later. His father also remarried and the blended family includes Willy, three brothers and two sisters. His stepdad, a property manager, took Willy to high-level sports camps. His father, a former high school quarterback, is a golf pro and manages golf courses in Atlanta. Despite his parents breakup, Willy said theyve watched him play two home and three away games this season. "Theyve done a great job of supporting me," he said. "Even when they come to games, theyre able to sit together, able to go to dinner afterwards. Theyve done a good job being able to co-exist as parents. They just want the best for their kids." Willy also has another strong supporter in fiancée Hillary Turkovitz, whom he met in college and will marry this coming April. A registered dietitian, Turkovitz tries to keep the balance in their lives. "Shes always telling me to kind of just get away from football sometimes and put my mind on something else," Willy said. "Ill go home and watch the film right after the game and shes telling me to put the iPad down for a minute." Bombers receiver Nick Moore, who rooms with Willy on the road, said his teammate enjoys joking around, but hes really a "business-first guy." "He goes to sleep really early, around 9:30, 10, so I try to be as quiet as possible, keep the TV off, keep the noise down to a minimum," Moore said. "He wakes early, around eight, 8:30, goes gets breakfast, comes back, watches film all day and then around 15 minutes before its time to leave (to a game), he finally puts his iPad down." Brief stints with four NFL clubs helped hone Willys work ethic, especially while with the Indianapolis Colts and star QB Peyton Manning in 2009. "You watch from a distance, at walkthroughs, media sessions, in the meeting room. Just the way he looks at film, the way hes in meetings," Willy said. "Hes very well-spoken and at the same time he can relate to a lot of different people. He has that charisma about him that he can bring everyone together. I think thats what makes him such a great leader. Hes so well prepared, he knows everyones job. He knows what he wants to get accomplished, he has a plan and he sticks to it." Funny, those are some of the traits Willys Winnipeg teammates use to describe his development into a leader. "Hes like a robot," veteran Bombers offensive lineman Glenn January said. "The way that he leads is to be consistent. You cant tell if were up by 30 or down by 30 whenever he enters that huddle. That quiet confidence is the easiest way that hes found to motivate the offence." Its that type of belief in Willy that Winnipeg head coach Mike OShea was hoping to see ever since he made the bold move of anointing him the teams starter after his signing. "I didnt hesitate," OShea said. "I thought it was the only way to go in this marketplace. 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