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: Victor Arboleda. Coming from Colombia Primera Division side Deportivo Cali, Arboleda joined T2 in March 2016. After recording four goals and two assists in 25 games played in 2016, he was added to the MLS roster for the 2017 season.
What is the name of the first team you ever played on?
What position did you play?
Who was your favorite sports hero growing up?
What is the name of your hometown?
El Cerrito, Colombia
Who inspires you?
My mom and my family
What’s your favorite thing to do at home?
Eat and dance
If you could keep only three possessions, what would they be?
Soccer ball, soccer cleats and my faith
What is your favorite home-cooked meal?
Mixed Rice (A rice dish containing a mixture of meat, onions and broth)
What is your favorite thing to do in Portland?
Be at the stadium