Jeff Attinella, 2017 Media Day
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Timbers Roots | Jeff Attinella on hometown and his affinity for the beach

Portland Timbers players come from a variety of countries and various parts of the United States. Different languages, different cultures. Timbers Roots takes a look at some of the origins of Portland players to learn more about where they came from before they were part of The Rose City.

This latest edition: Jeff Attinella. After spending four seasons with Real Salt Lake, Attinella made his first appearance for the Timbers in a 2-1 win against Vancouver on April 22. He's made eight league appearances so far this season, earning his first clean sheet with the club last month in a 2-0 win against New York Red Bulls. Attinella earned MLS Save of the Week in Week 24.

What is the name of the first team you ever played on?
Clearwater Chargers

What position did you play?
Goalkeeper

What is the name of your hometown?
Safety Harbor, Florida

What is your favorite thing to do at home?
Go boating and go to the beach

Who was your favorite sports hero growing up?
Derrick Brooks


(USA Today)

Who inspires you?
My brother Patrick

What’s your favorite thing to do in Portland?
Explore the downtown scene—I can’t wait to get to the coast!

What is your favorite home-cooked meal?
A good chicken parm

If you could keep only three possessions, what would they be?
First picture of my daughter, family scrapbook

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