ACQUIRED: Transfer from Deportivo Saprissa, 12/22/16
2017: Made his second start of the season in a 1-0 win against LA on March 12 ... Started and played 90 minutes in the team’s 5-1 win against Minnesota United FC on March 3.
Guzmán, 26, joins the Timbers with 184 matches played in the Costa Rican Primera Division, making 164 starts for Deportivo Saprissa and C.S. Cartaginés.
Since making his professional debut in 2009, Guzmán played for Deportivo Saprissa for the past eight seasons, winning five Primera Division championships and a Copa Costa Rica title with Saprissa. Additionally, Guzmán has earned 16 appearances (15 starts) in the CONCACAF Champions League, helping Saprissa advance to the tournament on five occasions, including a semifinal appearance in 2011, which is the team’s best finish in the current iteration of the tournament.
Most recently, Guzmán made 23 league appearances (22 starts) for Saprissa, compiling three goals in 1,794 minutes played in 2016 while helping to guide the team to its 33rd Primera Division championship, with Saprissa winning the 2016 Torneo de Invierno. Additionally, Guzmán made four appearances (4 starts) in the 2016-17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, including two games against Portland.
Guzmán also has earned 25 caps with the Costa Rica National Team since making his senior team debut in 2010, representing Costa Rica at the 2011 Copa America, the 2011 and 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cups and recent 2018 World Cup qualifiers.