PORTLAND, Ore. – Following the conclusion of the 2018 season, the Portland Timbers today announced their current roster status for the 2019 season.
Players already under contract for the 2019 season include: goalkeeper Jeff Attinella; defenders Julio Cascante, Marco Farfan, Larrys Mabiala, Alvas Powell, Liam Ridgewell and Jorge Villafaña; midfielders Dairon Asprilla, Sebastián Blanco, Diego Chara, David Guzmán, Diego Valeri and Eryk Williamson; and forward Lucas Melano. The Timbers will recall Williamson from his loan with Portuguese first-division side Clube Desportivo Santa Clara prior to the start of the 2019 preseason.
Midfielder Cristhian Paredes remains on loan with the Timbers from Liga MX side Club América. Midfielder Andy Polo, who originally joined the Timbers on loan from Liga MX side Monarcas Morelia prior to the 2018 season, is now under contract with the Timbers after reaching certain performance thresholds included in his loan agreement.
The Timbers did not exercise the 2019 contract options on midfielders Victor Arboleda, Tomás Conechny, Andres Florés and Lawrence Olum. Goalkeepers Steve Clark and Jake Gleeson, defender Roy Miller and midfielder Jack Barmby are out of contract. The Timbers remain in discussions with Conechny, Florés and Clark for the 2019 season. Both Gleeson and Miller will be eligible for free agency.
The loan agreement for forward Samuel Armenteros with Benevento Calcio will expire on Dec. 31, 2018.