Date of Birth9.21.1992 (29)
ACQUIRED: Selected with the No. 17 overall pick in the 2014 SuperDraft
2014: Made his Timbers debut, playing 10 minutes as a second-half substitute in a 3-0 win over Orlando City U23s in the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on June 17 ... Did not appear in a regular-season match for Portland during 2014 ... Spent the majority of the season on loan, first with USL PRO-side Orange County Blues FC, then with Arizona United SC ... Made two appearances for Orange County, playing 92 minutes ... Tallied one assist in 17 appearances for Arizona United SC during the 2014 USL PRO season ... Was named Honorable Mention on the USL PRO Team of the Week for Week 3 after starting and playing 74 minutes for Orange Country on April 5.
COLLEGE: Recorded 16 goals and three assists in 49 career games over two collegiate seasons at the University of Maryland ... Helped the Terrapins reach the NCAA 2013 College Cup final against Notre Dame as a sophomore ... Was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference second-team selection in 2013 as a sophomore and was the second-leading scorer for Maryland that season, scoring six goals and one assist in 25 appearances (all starts) ... Started 21 of his 24 games played as a freshman at Maryland ... Named to the ACC All-Freshman Team and All-ACC Second Team in 2012 after notching 10 goals and two assists in his first collegiate season ... Selected to the ACC Championship All-Tournament and College Cup All-Tournament teams following the 2012 season.
PERSONAL: Full name is Ntokozo Tshuma ... moved from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe to the Washington, D.C., suburbs as a youth in 2008 as part of a partnership between the charity Grassroot Soccer and elite boarding school Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va. ... Was a three-time state champ at Episcopal and tallied 55 goals and 28 assists during his prep career ... Lists his sports heroes as Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo.