Marco Farfan portrait, 3.14.17

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.

First up: Defender Marco Farfan. The Homegrown Player made his MLS debut on Mar. 12 against LA Galaxy becoming the youngest Timbers player ever to don a Portland MLS uniform. 

What is the name of the first youth soccer team you ever played on?
Eastside Timbers

What position did you play?
Center attacking mid, Forward.

What is your hometown?
Portland, Oregon.

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What is your favorite thing to do there?
Go on hikes with friends or family.

Name one unique thing about where you came from:
Portland has all the seasons.

What's your favorite thing to do in Portland?
Hiking. Playing soccer.