2018: Made his 18th start of 2018, logging 74 minutes in a 2-1 loss at Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Oct. 28 ... Started in the Timbers’ 1-1 draw at the New England Revolution on Sept. 1 ... Started in the Timbers’ 3-0 loss at Sporting KC on Aug. 18 .. Played 68 minutes in a 2-2 draw against Montreal on July 21 ... Played 90 minutes in a 3-2 loss against LAFC in the Open Cup on July 18 ... Tallied his 12th straight start in a 1-1 draw with Atlanta United on June 24 ... Made his first appearance in the U.S. Open Cup in a 1-0 win over the Galaxy on June 15 ... Recorded his 11th consecutive start in a 0-0 draw against SKC on June 9 ... Scored his first career MLS goal and notched an assist in a 2-1 win over LAFC on May 19 ... Made his seventh straight start in a 1-0 victory over Seattle Sounders FC on May 13 ... Recorded his first two assists in MLS play in a 3-2 win over Minnesota United on April 14 ... Recorded his second MLS appearance in a 4-0 loss against the Red Bulls on March 10 ... Made his MLS debut, playing 84 minutes in a 2-1 loss against the Galaxy on March 4..
Cristhian Paredes joined the Timbers with over 30 professional appearances in his career as a central midfielder since making his professional debut as an 18-year-old with Club Sol de América in Paraguay, featuring in a 2-1 win over Club Olimpia. A native of Paraguarí, Paraguay, Paredes began his first professional season with América in 2016, recording 30 appearances (30 starts) and one goal in the Paraguayan Primera División. Additionally, Paredes made six starts for América in the 2016 Copa Sudamericana before falling 3-1 to eventual runner-up Atlético Nacional in the Round of 16 on Sept. 27, 2016.
In 2017, Parades signed with Club América, recording two appearances (2 starts) for the Liga MX club in the 2017 Copa MX. Making his first-team debut on Feb. 14, 2017, Parades started and played 90 minutes in a 1-0 win over Atlético Zacatepec at Estadio Azteca. Additionally, Paredes played 90 minutes and scored a stoppage-time equalizer against Santos Laguna on March 1, 2017.
At the international level, Paredes has earned one cap for the Paraguay Men’s National Team, coming on as a second-half substitute in a friendly against France on June 2, 2017. Paredes has also featured for Paraguay at U-17 and U-20 levels, making two starts at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, while also starting four times in the 2017 South American Youth Football Championship.