ACQUIRED: Transfer from Deportivo Saprissa, 12/22/16
2017: Made 25 appearances (24 starts) in his first MLS season ... Played 90 minutes in a 2-1 win against Whitecaps FC on Oct. 22 ... Played 90 minutes for two straight games (8/18-8/23), helping the Timbers pick up back-to-back wins ... Logged his sixth assist in a 3-1 win against the Galaxy on Aug. 6 ... Recorded a game-high four shots in the team’s match against Montreal on May 20 ... Tallied an assist for a second consecutive match in the team’s 2-2 road draw against FC Dallas on April 29 ... Played 90 minutes for a third consecutive game in the team’s match against SKC on April 15 ... Returned to the Timbers lineup after missing a game for international duty, playing 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw against New England on April 2 ... Scored his first MLS goal and tallied his first MLS assist in a 4-2 win against Houston on March 18 ... 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.