Dairon Asprilla, portrait #2, 4.26.17

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: Dairon Asprilla. Asprilla began his MLS career in 2015 with the Timbers and has returned to Portland after spending time on loan with Millonarios FC. The 24-year-old has played in 10 games this season, recording his third career goal against Columbus Crew SC on March 25.

What is the name of the first team you ever played on?
Escuela de futbol Elkin Mosquera

What position did you play?

What is the name of your hometown?
Istmina, Colombia

Name one unique fact about where you came from.
We host the Fiestas Patronales (the Patron Saint Festivals)

Who was your favorite sports hero growing up?

Timbers Roots | Dairon Asprilla's Colombian home and more -


If you could keep only three possessions, what would they be and why?
My house, car and a soccer ball

What is your favorite home-cooked meal?
Sancocho Trifásico (a three meat soup made with root vegetables and flavored with herbs) and beans

Timbers Roots | Dairon Asprilla's Colombian home and more -

(My Colombian Recipes)

What is your favorite thing to do in Portland?