Fanendo Adi #3, Timbers vs. Seattle, 6.28.15

The Portland Timbers attacking corps of forwards are set for Sunday's MLS regular season opener against Columbus Crew SC (1:30pm PT, ESPN - presented by JELD-WEN Windows & Doors). Find out more about the Timbers' strikers.



#9 - Fanendo Adi
-- Set a Timbers MLS single-season club record for goals in a season (12), tallying his fourth multi-goal game of 2015 in a 2-1 win against Columbus on Sept. 26. He finished the 2015 regular season with 16 goals and five braces.
-- Featured in three group-stage matches during the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League tournament, earning a start in a 1-1 draw against Italian club Juventus and making substitute appearances against Spanish club Real Madrid and Turkish club Galatasaray.
-- After first moving to Portland on loan from FC Copenhagen in 2014, Adi registered nine goals and four assists in 24 appearances (18 starts).

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#99 - Jack McInerney
-- Went professional straight out of high school and was drafted seventh overall by the Philadelphia Union in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft.
-- The 23-year-old has scored 38 career MLS goals, which is the most of any active player who is less than 25 years old.
-- On the international stage, McInerney previously earned caps for the U.S. Under-23, U-20 and U-17 sides and was a member of the U.S. team at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.


#26 - Lucas Melano
-- Played in all six matches (four starts) of the MLS Cup Playoffs and scored the series-clinching goal, his first of the postseason, in the second leg of the Western Conference Championship at FC Dallas on November 29, 2015.
-- Was No. 19 on the 2015 MLSsoccer.com 24 Under 24 list--an annual look at the best young players in the league.
-- Made his professional debut for Argentine club Belgrano on March 17, 2012, playing 13 minutes as a substitute in a match against Independiente.

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#19 - Ben Polk
-- Drafted by the Timbers in the first round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft with the 20th overall pick.
-- Born in Phoenix, Ariz., Polk spent time growing up in both Saudi Arabia, where his father worked as an Air Force engineer, and in England.
-- In 2015, was 17th in the nation in goals and first on his Syracuse team in points.

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#31 - Michael Seaton
-- Seaton has 13 caps for the Jamaica Men's National Team.
-- Made five appearances (2 starts) on loan with T2 in 2015 and scored a goal in his first appearance, a 4-3 loss to OKC Energy.
-- Prior to joining the Timbers, made four appearances on loan with Swedish Allsvenskan side Orebro SK.