Sebastian Blanco, portrait, 4.18.17
Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

Timbers Roots | Sebastián Blanco's Argentina home and family ties

Portland Timbers players come from a variety of countries and various parts of the United States. Different languages, different cultures. Timbers Roots takes a look at some of the origins of Portland players to learn more about where they came from before they were part of The Rose City.

This latest edition: Sebastián Blanco. Blanco played his way through the Argentine Primera División with Club Atlético Lanús (2006-11) and San Lorenzo (2015-17) before signing with the Timbers this past offseason. The 29-year-old recorded his first MLS assist in Portland’s season opener against Minnesota United FC on March 3.

What is the name of the first team you ever played on as a youth?

What position did you play?

What is the name of your hometown?
Lomas De Zamora (A city in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Who inspires you?
My dad

Who was your favorite sports hero growing up?
Pablo Aimar


If you could keep only three possessions, what would they be and why?
My wife, our child who is on the way and a football

What was/is your favorite thing to do in your hometown?
Visiting Las Lomitas

What is your favorite thing to do in Portland?
Getting to know the city

What are you most proud of?
My relationship with my family