PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers announced today that the club has re-signed goalkeeper Steve Clark and midfielder Andrés Flores for the 2019 season. Additionally, the Timbers announced that midfielder Tomás Conechny returns to the club on loan from Superliga Argentina club San Lorenzo and that the club has recalled midfielder Eryk Williamson from his loan with Portuguese first-division side Clube Desportivo Santa Clara.
Portland also announced that the club has signed defender Claude Dielna, utilizing Targeted Allocation Money (TAM), for the 2019 season. The Timbers acquired the MLS rights for Dielna, who played the past two seasons for the New England Revolution, on Jan. 16.
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Clark, 32, made eight appearances (6 starts) with the Timbers during the 2018 campaign, conceding just two goals in four home matches and recording two regular-season shutouts. The Mason, Mich., native was originally acquired off waivers from D.C. United on August 17, 2018.
A native of San Salvador, El Salvador, Flores returns for a second season with the Timbers in 2019. He played in 28 matches (13 starts) across all competitions for Portland during the 2018 campaign, registering one goal and two assists. Flores, 28, played in one match during the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs.
Conechny, 20, was originally acquired on loan from San Lorenzo on July 17, 2018, and played in four matches (1 start) for the Timbers during the 2018 regular season. The Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina, native also logged one goal in two matches (2 starts) for Portland’s USL side.
Prior to joining Santa Clara on August 28, 2018, Williamson made 15 appearances (15 starts) for T2, tallying three goals and two assists in 1,252 minutes played in the regular season. Additionally, Williamson, 21, made his Timbers debut in a 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on June 2018, playing 45 minutes in the victory. The Timbers originally acquired Williamson from D.C. United on January 23, 2018.
Transaction: Portland Timbers re-sign goalkeeper Steve Clark and midfielder Andrés Flores and announced that midfielder Tomás Conechny returns to the club on loan from San Lorenzo. The Timbers have recalled midfielder Eryk Williamson from his loan with Clube Desportivo Santa Clara and signed defender Claude Dielna utilizing Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) on Jan. 24, 2019.