ACQUIRED: Signed on February 20, 2019.
CAREER: Joined Portland after making over 250 professional appearances in South America since making his debut in 2009 ... Played the past three Superliga Argentina seasons with River Plate (2016-19), where he tallied two goals and three assists in 58 appearances (57 starts) across all competitions ... Helped the club claim the 2018 CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores, the 2017 Supercopa Argentina, the 2015-16 and 2016-17 Copa Argentina and the 2016 CONMEBOL Recopa Sudamericana. ...Started and played 46 minutes in River Plate’s 4-0 win over the Kashima Antlers in the FIFA Club World Cup third-place final on Dec. 22, 2018 ... Appeared in eight matches (8 starts), logging 650 minutes in the 2018-19 Superliga Argentina campaign ... Started 25 league matches in his first season with River Plate, tallying a goal and three assists and helping Los Millonarios finish second in the league table ... Made two starts in the 2016 Recopa Sudamericana, a contest between the winners of the previous season’s Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana tournaments, helping River Plate defeat Colombian side Santa Fe 2-1 on aggregate in the two-legged final ... Prior to playing for River Plate, he played seven seasons for Paraguayan side Club Libertad (2010-16), where he made 217 appearances (196 starts) and registered six goals across all competitions ... Helped Libertad claim five Primera División league trophies, including the 2016 Apertura, 2014 Clausura, 2014 Apertura, 2012 Clausura and the 2010 Clausura ... In international cup competitions, he made 19 appearances (15 starts) in the Copa Libertadores and 22 starts in the Copa Sudamericana during his time with Libertad ... Was a member of the Libertad squad that reached the semifinals of the 2013 Copa Sudamericana, making 10 starts in the tournament before falling 4-2 on aggregate to Argentine side Club Atlético Lanús.
INTERNATIONAL: Has earned 17 caps for the Paraguay Men’s National Team ... Made nine starts for Paraguay during 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying ... Made three starts for Paraguay at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt.