Timbers Tekkers | Timbers back from international break to face LA Galaxy
The Portland Timbers take on the LA Galaxy Saturday at Dignity Health Sports Park (2pm PT, ESPN). Here are some key numbers to know ahead of the match.
ACQUIRED: Transferred from Club América, Mexico, utilizing Allocation Money on February 6, 2020.
2021: Provided an assist in first goal against RSL on Nov. 3...Recorded an assist against Vancouver on Oct. 20...Scored a goal vs. RSL on Sept. 25...Made an appearance off the bench against Seattle on Aug. 29...Started a second consecutive game against RSL on Aug 7...Made his third consecutive appearance, logging 31 minutes off the bench against the LA Galaxy on July 30... Appeared off the bench against Club América, before being forced off due to injury in the first leg of the SCCL quarterfinal on April 28 ...Started, tallying his first goal of 2021 against Houston on April 24 ... Logged 20 minutes as a substitute against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on April 18 ... Tallied his first assist of the 2021 campaign as a second-half substitute against C.D. Marathón in the second leg of the SCCL Round of 16 on April 13 ... Appeared as as second-half substitute against C.D. Marathón in the first leg of the SCCL Round of 16 on April 6.
2020: Made 17 appearances (9 starts) across 822 minutes played during the 2020 MLS regular season ... Across all competitions in 2020, tallied one assist in 18 games played (9 starts) across 897 minutes ... Started and played 90 minutes against RSL on Oct. 14 ... Logged 13 minutes off the bench against the LA Galaxy on Oct. 7 ... Started and played 77 minutes against Vancouver on Sept. 27 ... Logged four minutes off the bench against Seattle on Sept. 23 ... Started and played 89 minutes on Sept. 19 against San Jose ... Logged 26 minutes as a substitute against San Jose on Sept. 16 ... Started and played 90 minutes against LAFC on Sept. 13 ... Started and played 56 minutes against the LA Galaxy on Sept. 2 ... Logged 12 minutes off the bench against RSL on Aug. 29 ... Entered as a late-game substitute against Seattle on Aug. 23 ... Started and played 69 minutes against LAFC on July 23 ... Played 83 minutes against Minnesota on March 1.
2019: Recorded 90 minutes in a 2-1 playoff loss at Real Salt Lake on October 19 … Started and played 90 minutes in a 3-1 home win against the San Jose Earthquakes on Oct. 6 … Logged his 18th league start in a 2-2 home draw against New England Revolution on Sept. 25 … Made a substitute appearance in a 0-0 home draw against Minnesota United FC on Sept. 22 … Made his 17th league start of 2019 in a 2-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls on Sept. 18 ... Made an appearance off the bench in a 1-0 home loss against D.C. United on Sept. 15 …Recorded his 16th league start in a 2-1 home loss against Seattle Sounders FC on Aug. 23 … Delivered his second assist of the season in a 3-2 home win against Chicago Fire on Aug. 14 … Recorded 66 minutes of play in a 2-1 road loss against Minnesota United FC in the semifinal of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Aug. 7 ... Started and played 89 minutes in a 1-0 road loss to Minnesota United FC on Aug. 4 ... Was named to the MLS Team of the Week for Week 21 after scoring two goals in a 4-0 win against the LA Galaxy on July 27 ... Recorded 90 minutes of play in a 2-1 away win against Seattle Sounders FC on July 21 ... Started and played 75 minutes in a 1-1 home draw against Orlando City FC on July 18 ... Made a substitute appearance in a 2-2 home draw against the Colorado Rapids on July 13 ... Played 90 minutes in a 1-0 away win in the quarterfinal of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup against Los Angeles FC on July 10 ... Started and played 87 minutes in a 1-0 home win against FC Dallas on June 30 … Recorded 90 minutes of play in a 2-1 road loss at the Montreal Impact on June 26 ... Played 84 minutes in a 4-0 home win over the LA Galaxy in the Round of 16 of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on June 19 ... Made a substitute appearance in a 2-1 win over Seattle Sounders FC in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on June 12 ... Scored his second goal of the season in a 3-2 home loss against LAFC on June 1 … Played 33 minutes in a 1-1 draw against the Houston Dynamo on May 15 … Logged 90 minutes in a 1-0 road loss to Vancouver Whitecaps FC on May 10 … Recorded 90 minutes in a 2-1 away win against Real Salt Lake on May 4 … Logged 90 minutes in a 2-1 away win at Toronto FC on April 27 … Delivered his first assist of the season in a 3-1 away win over Columbus Crew SC on April 20 ... Made his first start of the season, scoring his first goal of the campaign in a 2-1 loss at FC Dallas on April 13 … Made his first league appearance of the season, playing 90 minutes in a 3-0 loss against FC Cincinnati on March 17.
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.
CAREER: Signed withClub América (Mexico) in 2017, recording two appearances (2 starts) for the Liga MX club in the 2017 Copa MX ... Made his first-team debut on Feb. 14, 2017, starting and playing 90 minutes in a 1-0 win over Atlético Zacatepec at Estadio Azteca ... Played 90 minutes and scored a stoppage-time equalizer against Santos Laguna on March 1, 2017 ... Made his professional debut as an 18-year-old with Club Sol de América in Paraguay, featuring in a 2-1 win over Club Olimpia ... Recorded 30 appearances (30 starts) and one goal in the Paraguayan Primera División ... Made six starts for Sol de 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.
HONORS: MLS is Back Tournament in 2020.
INTERNATIONAL: Has earned six caps for Paraguay, starting and playing 58 minutes in a 4-2 win against Jordan in a 4-2 on Sept. 10, 2019 ... 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.