<a href="http://www.portlandtimbers.com/search/apachesolr_search?keys=frederic+piquionne&op=go">Frederic Piquionne News</a><br>
Piquionne joins the Timbers after playing the last three seasons in England, including the last two as a member of West Ham United. His career includes eight seasons (2001-09) in France’s top-flight Ligue 1, playing in more than 200 matches and scoring more than 50 goals with clubs Renne, Saint-Étienne, AS Monaco and Lyon. At the international level, Piquionne has one cap with the France National Team, but most recently represented Martinique during the 2012 Caribbean Cup.
2014: Has made three substitute appearances this season ... Came on for the final six minutes of a 4-4 draw against Seattle on April 5 ... Played the final three minutes against FC Dallas on March 29 ... Made his season debut, coming off the bench for the final four minutes of a 1-1 draw March 16 against Chicago.
2013: Made 21 appearances (7 starts) during the regular season, compiling one goal and five assists in his first season in Portland ... Ranked among the club's assist leaders ... Recorded six goals and six assists over a 12-match span across all competitions for the Timbers from May 29-Aug. 3 ... Headed in his first MLS goal - also the club's 100th in MLS play - and recorded an assist in a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on June 23 at JELD-WEN Field ... Assisted on both goals in a 2-2 road draw at Chicago Fire on June 8 ... Was the club's leading scorer during its 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup run to the semifinals, tallying five goals and one assist in the tournament ... Had a record-setting night, scoring four goals in the first half of a 5-1 win over the Wilmington Hammerheads (USL PRO) on May 29 at JELD-WEN Field in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup ... Became just the second player in the modern history of the U.S. Open Cup (1995-present) to score four goals in one half of a U.S. Open Cup match and is just the second Timbers player in club history - across all eras - to tally four goals in a single league or cup match ... He is only the third MLS player and the 11th player overall in the U.S. Open Cup's modern era to record four goals in a single game ...Was named the Player of the Round for Round 3 by website TheCup.us ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 3-2 win over FC Dallas on the road in the quarterfinal of the U.S. Open Cup on June 26 ... Sustained an ankle injury Aug. 3 against Vancouver Whitecaps FC and missed nine league matches ... Played in two games during the club's run in the 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs, appearing in both mathes against Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference Championship ... Made his MLS Cup Playoffs debut as a 75th-minute sub and scored a goal four minutes into stoppage time of a a 4-2 road loss to Real Salt Lake on Nov. 10 in Leg 1 ... His goal is the latest scored by the MLS Timbers on the road at 93:45 and is the second-latest goal scored by the club in 2013 ... Missed one regular-season match (July 7) while with the Martinique National Team during the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup ... Started five games for the Timbers Reserves in the MLS Reserve League, playing 288 minutes.
2011-12: Played in 20 league games for West Ham United during the Championship (second division) season, recording two goals … Provided the game-winner in a 2-1 win against Coventry City for his first goal of the season Nov. 19, 2011 … Scored again two games latter, contributing to a 2-0 victory against Middlesboro on Nov. 29, 2011 … Was sent out on loan to Championship side Doncaster Rovers, and started eight games for Doncaster from March 6 to April 7 … Netted a goal in his club debut with Doncaster, contributing to a 2-1 victory against Nottingham Forest on March 6, 2012 … Headed in a 4th-minute goal in a 3-1 loss to Birmingham City on March 30, 2012 … Returned to West Ham following his final match with Doncaster Rovers on April 7, 2012.
2010-11: Was signed by West Ham United and logged 41 appearances across all competitions … Finished the season ranked second among the club’s top goal-scorers with nine goals … Made 34 Premier League appearances (26 starts), recording six goals … Made his club debut Aug. 14, 2010, as a halftime substitute against Aston Villa … Tallied in back-to-back matches, scoring the game-winner in 1-0 victory against Tottenham on Sept. 25 and then the equalizer in a 1-1 draw against Fulham on Oct. 2, 2010 … The goal against rival Tottenham was the 10,000th goal scored in Premier League with a Nike ball … Started three League Cup fixtures, scoring his first goal for West Ham in a 2-1 victory against Sunderland in the third round on Sept. 21, 2010 … Scored twice during FA Cup play … Found the back of the net in second-half stoppage time of a 2-0 win over Barnsley in the third round Jan. 8, 2011 … tallied the lone goal for West Ham in a 2-1 defeat to Stoke City in the sixth round March 13, 2011 … West Ham finished at the bottom of the Premier League table with a 7-19-12 record and were relegated to the Championship.
2009-10: Acquired by English Premier League club Portsmouth on a season-long loan from Lyon … Appeared in 45 matches across all competitions, recording 11 goals during the campaign … In league play, scored five goals in 34 matches, with his first Premier League goal coming in first-half stoppage time of a 4-0 win over Wigan Athletic on Oct. 31, 2009 … Was a key contributor for Portsmouth in the club’s run to the FA Cup final, appearing in seven games and scoring three goals … Was named the Player of the Round for the Sixth Round following a two-goal performance in a 2-0 win over Birmingham City on March 6, 2010 … Scored the game-winning goal in the 99th minute of a 2-0 overtime victory against Tottenham on April 11, 2010, to secure Portsmouth place in the cup final … Netted three goals in four League Cup games, including a brace in a 4-0 win in the Fourth Round over Stoke City.
2008-09: Was signed by Olympique Lyonnais on July 31, 2008 … Appeared in 19 league matches, scoring two goals … Scored his first goal for Lyon in his UEFA Champions League debut, leading the club to a comeback 2-2 draw against Italian side Fiorentina on Sept. 17, 2008 … Played in three Champions League fixtures as Lyon reached the Round of 16 … Scored Lyon’s lone goal – his first league goal with the club – in a 2-1 loss to FC Nantes on Dec. 6, 2008 … Netted an 81st-minute equalizer in a 2-2 draw against former club Monaco on April 12, 2009 … Lyon finished third in the table with a 20-7-11 record.
2007-08: Scored seven goals over 32 league matches during his lone full season with Monaco … Tallied five of those goals over the first seven matches of the campaign, contributing to a 4-1-2 start for the club … Notched the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win against Lille on Aug. 29, 2007 … The goal against Lille was the first of four game-winning strikes he scored over the course of the season … Came on as a halftime substitute against Sochaux on Jan. 23, 2008, and scored the game-winner in the 78th minute, leading the club to a 1-0 victory … Also contributed two assists.
2006-07: Got off to a hot start for Saint-Étienne, recording five goals and three assists in the opening seven games of the season … Scored six goals in 18 games through the first half of the season before being loaned to AS Monaco during the January transfer window … Continued his scoring ways at Monaco, tallying five goals in 14 games through the remainder of the campaign … Found the back of the net in each of his first two matches with Monaco, one of which was the game-winner in a 2-1 victory against AJ Auxerre on Feb. 3, 2007 … Scored twice over the last three matches of the season, contributing to a 2-0 win May 26, 2007, against AS Nancy … In total, compiled 23 goals in 91 league appearances over three seasons with Saint-Étienne.
2005-06: Fully joined Saint-Etienne, and tallied six goals in 34 league matches … Helped lead the club to the third round of the 2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup, appearing in all four matches for Saint-Etienne and scoring one goal … Bagged both goals in a 2-0 win over FC Metz, scoring four minutes apart in the 27th and 31st minutes on Aug. 13, 2005 … Struck the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory against OGC Nice in the 7th minute on Sept. 10, 2005.
2004-05: Was loaned by Rennes to promoted Ligue 1 club AS Saint-Étienne and made an impact, scoring 11 goals in 37 league games … Started all but one of his league appearances … Recorded three, two-goal performances during the season … Scored both goals of a 2-2 draw against Paris Saint-Germain on Aug. 29, 2004 … Contributed two goals to a 5-0 win over Caen on Dec. 11, 2004 … Helped secure a 3-0 victory over AC Ajaccio on March 16, 2005, with goals in the 63rd and 65th minutes.
2003-04: Made 31 appearances (20 starts) for Rennes and tallied five goals in league play … Struck the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win over Le Mans on Sept. 27, 2003 … Three of his five goals were scored in matches in which the club lost … Scored the go-ahead goal in the 60th minute of an eventual 3-2 loss to Bastia on Dec. 3, 2003 … Found the opening goal of a 2-2 draw against Le Mans in the 13th minute on Feb. 28, 2004 … In total, recorded 18 goals in 83 Ligue 1 matches during his time with Rennes.
2002-03: Finished his second season with Rennes as the club’s leading goal scorer with 10 goals in 31 league matches … Ranked among the top scorers in the league … Recorded a hat trick in a 5-1 victory against Lille on Nov. 30, 2011 … Scored the club’s lone goal in consecutive matches against Marseille Aug. 24 and Bastia on Aug. 31 … Tallied in back-to-back matches against Bordeaux on April 5 and Le Havre AC on April 12.
2001-02: Made the move to Ligue 1 side Stade Rennes and played in 20 matches, scoring three goals in his first season in France’s top flight … Made four appearances during the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup, recording a brace in Leg 1 of the two-game, third-round series against Russian club FC Synot on July 15, 2001 … Scored in the 85th and 90th minutes of the 5-0 victory … Made his Ligue 1 debut in the season opener July 28, 2001, in a loss to AJ Auxerre, entering the match as a substitute in the 70th minute … Notched his first Ligue 1 goal in a 3-1 loss to AS Monaco on Dec. 22, 2001, scoring in the 80th minute … Tallied the decisive goal in a 2-1 win over Marseille on March 16, 2002, finding the back of the net in the 74th minute.
2000-01: After playing amateur club soccer in Martinique, signed his first professional contract with second-division French side Nîmes Olympique … Made eight league appearances, scoring two goals.
INTERNATIONAL: Earned his first cap with the France National Team in a friendly against Austria on March 28, 2007 … Also appeared for France’s B National Team in a 1-0 win over Slovakia in August 2007 … Had his first taste of international football with the Martinique National Team in 2002 … He lived and played soccer on the Caribbean island prior to starting his professional playing career … Rejoined Martinique for the 2012 Caribbean Cup, helping lead the team to a top-four finish in the tournament and qualifying for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup … Played in all five matches and finished as one of the top goal-scorers in the tournament with two goals … Tallied the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win against Cuba in the group state opener on Dec. 8, 2012 … Scored in the 10th minute of a 3-1 victory against French Guyana to secure Martinique’s place in the semifinals ... Named to the 23-man roster for the Martinique National Team during the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup ... Started the country's first two group stage matches against Canada and Panama.