Timbers sign Tyler Clegg to short-term agreement ahead of tonight's match vs. Austin FC

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PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers have signed T2 defender Tyler Clegg to a short-term agreement ahead of the team’s home match against Austin FC tonight, May 6, at Providence Park. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. (Pacific) and will be streamed live on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app in English and Spanish as well as local radio broadcasts, 750 The Game (English) and La GranD 1150AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).

Clegg made his first-team debut in the Timbers U.S. Open Cup match on April 26, a 3-1 win over Orange County SC at Providence Park. The 23-year-old defender earned a start and scored a goal in his 90-minute performance to help Portland advance in the tournament. Drafted by the Timbers in the third round (No. 85 overall) of the 2023 MLS Superdraft out of James Madison University, Clegg is one of three outfielders to have started every match of this MLS NEXT Pro season for T2.

Per MLS rules, a club may sign a player from its affiliate (MLS NEXT Pro or USL) to a maximum of four Short-Term Agreements (up to four-day contracts) each season (maximum of 16 days). An individual player may be included on up to four MLS league season match rosters each season. However, that player may appear in no more than two MLS league season matches. An individual player may appear in any number of non-league games during the terms of his four Short-Term Agreements.