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PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers today announced that the club signed midfielder Cristhian Paredes to a four-year contract extension with a club option year.

Paredes, 23, enters his sixth season with the Timbers. The Paraguarí, Paraguay native has started in 60 of 79 appearances for Portland, scoring eight goals and tallying eight assists. This year, Paredes logged a 90-min performance in Portland’s regular season opener in a 2-2 draw against New England Revolution on Feb. 26. Additionally, Paredes scored the opening goal against Real Salt Lake in the Timbers’ 3-0 preseason tournament win on Feb. 19 at Providence Park.

At the international level, Paredes has made six appearances for the Paraguayan Men’s National Team, and has been part of Paraguay’s U-17, U-20 and U-23 teams since 2015.

Transaction: Portland Timbers sign midfielder Cristhian Paredes to a four-year contract extension through 2025 with a club option year.

Portland Timbers 2022 Roster (as of March 2)
Goalkeepers: David Bingham, Aljaz Ivacic, Hunter Sulte, Justin Vom Steeg
Defenders: Pablo Bonilla, Claudio Bravo, Larrys Mabiala, Zac McGraw, Justin Rasmussen, Bill Tuiloma, Josecarlos Van Rankin, Dario Zuparic
Midfielders: David Ayala, Sebastián Blanco, Blake Bodily, Diego Chara, Yimmi Chara, George Fochive, Marvin Loría, Santiago Moreno, Cristhian Paredes, Eryk Williamson
Forwards: Dairon Asprilla, Diego Gutierrez, Tega Ikoba, Felipe Mora, Jaroslaw Niezgoda