<a href="https://editorial.portlandtimbers.com/search/apachesolr_search?keys=steven+evans&op=go">Steven Evans News</a><br>
A product of the Timbers U-23s, Evans signs as the club’s second Homegrown Player. The Portland native played four seasons with the Timbers U-23s from 2009-12, helping the team win the 2010 PDL championship. He ranks among the team’s all-time leaders in games played and goals. Evans had three standout seasons at the University of Portland during his collegiate career, earning All-West Coast Conference honors all three seasons.
ACQUIRED: Signed as a Homegrown Player on Jan. 8, 2013.
2014: Spent the majority of the 2014 season on loan with USL PRO co-affiliate Sacramento Republic FC, helping guide the team to the USL PRO Championship in its inaugural season ... Tallied one goal in 11 regular-season appearances for Sacramento ... Was a late-game substitute on Sept. 27 in a 2-0 win over Harrisburg City Islanders in the USL PRO Championship game.
2013: Named the Timbers 2013 Community Player of the Year for his work and efforts in the greater-Portland community during the season ... Made his Timbers debut June 12 as a 76th-minute sub in a 2-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the Fourth Round of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at JELD-WEN Field ... Came on at halftime and played all 45 minutes of the second half in a 1-0 win over EPL side Norwich City FC in a friendly July 24 at JELD-WEN Field ... Started played the full 90 minutes in a 1-0 win in a friendly against Mexico's Monarcas Morelia on July 3 at JELD-WEN Field, helping the club claim the inaugural Copa Verde ... Made 12 starts for the Timbers Reserves during the MLS Reserve League season, ranking second among team leaders with 1,035 minutes played ... Played the full 90 minutes in his team debut and assisted on the game-winning goal in the Timbers Reserves' season-opening, 1-0 win over the Sounders FC Reserves March 17.
2012: Named the club’s 2012 Timbers U-23s Player of the Year … Played 17 games during the Premier Development League campaign, scoring four goals and logging one assist … Helped lead the Timbers U-23s to a second-place finish in the Northwest Division and to the Western Conference semifinals … Scored two of his four goals in a 4-0 win over the Kitsap Pumas May 24 at JELD-WEN Field … Played in the team’s first-ever appearance in the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, starting a first-round match against PSA Elite on May 15.
2009-11: Was a member of the inaugural Timbers U-23s roster as a senior in high school in 2009 … Appeared in 10 regular-season matches during his first PDL season … Helped the Timbers U-23s become the first undefeated champion in league history with a 20-0-0 record in 2010, playing in five regular-season and four postseason matches … Notched the game-winning goal in the Western Conference semifinals against Hollywood United and registered an assist on the game-winning strike by Brent Richards in the PDL title match at PGE Park … Made seven appearances during the 2011 PDL campaign, recording two goals and one assist.
INTERNATIONAL: Was called into camp with the U.S. U-20 National Team in December 2010 in Sunrise, Fla. … Started and played 77 minutes in a 2-0 win over Canada in a friendly Dec. 16, 2010, at Lynn University.
COLLEGE: Played three seasons at the University of Portland, where he compiled 24 goals and 12 assists in 53 career matches with the Pilots … Tallied a career-best 14 goals in 19 matches during his junior season in 2012, finishing second in the conference and eighth among NCAA leaders in goals scored … Received WCC Player of the Month for August 2012 after scoring four goals in the opening month of the season … Tallied the first hat trick for the Pilots since 2003 in a 4-3 loss to Seattle University on Sept. 21, 2012 … Scored all three goals in the first half of the contest … Ranked among the West Coast Conference’s goal-scoring leaders in each of his last two seasons as a sophomore and a junior … Was a three-time All-WCC selection, including first-team honors in 2011 and 2012 … Garnered NSCAA All-Far West Region second-team honors following his junior season … Named the NSCAA Player of the Week on Sept. 28, 2011, after registering three goals and two assists in a three-game stretch … Paced the Pilots in assists in his first two seasons, recording four assists as a freshman and five as a sophomore … Became the first Pilot since 2004 to garner WCC Freshman of the Year honors in 2010 … Also named to the All-WCC Second Team, WCC All-Freshman Team and the College Soccer News All-Freshman Team following first collegiate season … Twice named to the Preseason All-WCC Team (2011, 2012).
PERSONAL: Was an all-state player at Portland’s Central Catholic High School during his prep career, winning Mt. Hood Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior in 2009 and a state championship as a sophomore in 2007 … Played club soccer for Eastside Timbers, a member of the adidas Timbers Alliance, and was a member of the Eastside team that won the U.S. Youth Soccer U-18 national championship in 2010 … Is the fifth former Timbers U-23s player to sign with the first team … Majoring in business at the University of Portland.