PORTLAND, Ore. – He’s back for another season on the sticks.
The Portland Timbers have re-signed Edgar “RCTID_Thiago” Guerrero as its eMLS EA FIFA competitor for the upcoming 2022 season. Guerrero will represent the Timbers in the eMLS League Series One and Two competitions, eMLS Cup and the global EA FIFA tournaments around the world in 2022.
“I’m very excited to get to play once again and represent the Timbers,” Guerrero said of re-signing. “I’m looking forward to a great season.”
An eMLS original that began play in the league’s inaugural 2018 season, Guerrero enters his fifth esports campaign with Portland in 2022.
In 2020, just before the pandemic lockdown, RCTID Thiago scored a memorable stoppage-time winner in the quarterfinals of eMLS League Series Two, hosted in Portland. Guerrero was also a finalist at the 2019 eMLS League Series One in Dallas, a Western Conference playoff semifinalist at the 2019 eMLS Cup and a third place finisher after overall regular-season play that year.
The McMinnville, Ore., resident was also one of only five players to be selected to the 2019 eMLS Team of the Year. In FIFA 19 FUT Champions PS4 Pro Points standings, Guerrero finished the year ranked 21st in the U.S.
Coming off a 2021 eMLS season that saw Thiago finish 19th in the 27-player table, Guerrero is looking to rise up in 2022.
Prior to joining the Timbers, Guerrero played with Club América as an esports FIFA Pro Teams competitor. With them, Guerrero won various titles, including four first-division titles, two Copa Pro titles, two SuperCopa Pro titles as well as a Mexican Cup championship title and two Continental Cup titles.
Details around the 2022 eMLS season schedule and format will be announced later this year.