Jon MacGregor joins Portland as the first team’s head athletic trainer after spending the past three seasons (2015-2017) with Columbus Crew SC.
MacGregor, a certified and licensed ATC with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training and a master’s degree in sports management, spent the 2017 season as the head athletic trainer for Crew SC after spending the previous two years as the assistant athletic trainer.
Prior to joining Columbus, MacGregor spent four-and-a-half years with Vancouver Whitecaps FC, serving as a first-team athletic trainer and as the head athletic trainer for the club’s residency program.
Alex Margarito enters his sixth season as the Timbers assistant athletic trainer. A California native, Margarito attended San Jose State University for undergrad and graduate studies, earning his athletic training certificate. Before joining the Timbers, he worked with the Stanford University football and the women’s water polo teams and was an athletic training intern with the San Jose Earthquakes in 2013.