Notebook: Velasco’s journey to Portland

U-23s’ Jaime Velasco shares his soccer path, time with U-23s

U-23s Jaime Velasco July 13 2013 Sounders U-23

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David Blair/Portland Timbers

PORTLAND, Ore. - Forward Jaime Velasco’s humble beginnings playing soccer in Alaska ultimately landed him a great opportunity to play collegiately for the University of Portland, and for the Timbers U-23s last season.

In a sit-down interview with for, Velasco talks about his path to the Rose City and his summer with the Timbers U-23s. Velasco appeared in 10 games for the Timbers U-23s during the 2013 Premier Development League (PDL) season, recording one goal and one assist.