Vytas, portrait, 5.2.17
Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

Timbers Roots | Vytas talks about Lithuanian food and more

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: VytasThe 26-year old defender made his professional debut back in 2007 and most recently played with SC Cambuur in The Netherlands before singing with the Timbers in July of 2016. A member of the Lithuania national team, Vytas talks about growing up in Europe.

What is the name of the first team you ever played on?
Alytus Sport School

What position did you play?
Left back

What is the name of your hometown?
Alytus, Lithuania

Who inspires you?
Everyone that surrounds me

Who was your favorite sports hero growing up?
Patrice Evra


If you could keep only three possessions, what would they be and why?
Floss, toothpaste and water to keep my mouth clean

What is your favorite home-cooked meal?
Cepelinai (A potato dumpling usually stuffed with ground meat, curd or mushrooms) -- it's something you should try instead of describing it


What is your favorite thing to do in Portland?
Watch people