TIMELINE | All the moves (so far) from the Portland Timbers' 2020-21 offseason

For some fans, it's never too soon to hear about the Portland Timbers' next move. For others, especially during the holiday season, it's hard to keep track of every single move.

No matter which group you fall into, don't worry: Timbers.com is here for you.

Throughout the winter, we will be collecting all of the Timbers' signings, trades, draft picks and other roster moves on this page, so that when the 2021 preseason starts, you'll be up-to-date on all the comings and goings with Portland's squad.

The timeline, below, is sorted from the most recent to the oldest transaction of the offseason, with links to press releases and other coverage included, so it's easy to catchup.

Here's what the Timbers have done so far during the 2020-21 offseason:

(NOTE: This page was last updated on March 10, 2021.)

March 10, 2021

Timbers, Conechny part ways

  • Argentine made 31 career appearances with Timbers.
  • Tallied one goal, three assists during his time in Portland.

LINKS: Announcement

Date Move(s)
JoseCarlos Van Rankin

February 4, 2021

Williamson extends with multi-year deal

"Signing Eryk has been a key objective of the club’s for the past 12 months ..."

  • Three goals, five assists in first year as starter.
  • Part of Timbers' title team at 2020 MLS is Back Tournament.
  • 35 appearances, 25 starts over last two seasons.

LINKS: Announcement | Breakdown | Flashback | Gallery

Date Move(s)
JoseCarlos Van Rankin

February 3, 2021

Van Rankin arrives on loan from Chivas

“We believe he will adapt quickly to MLS and his experience in Liga MX will be valuable across all competitions.”

  • Timbers have option to make deal permanent after the 2021 season.
  • Pumas product also became a starter at Chivas, Santos Laguna.
  • Will compete to start at right back while adding depth at both fullback positions.

LINKS: Announcement | Why It Matters

January 21, 2021

Timbers choose two in 2021 SuperDraft

  • Dartmouth midfielder Dawson McCartney selected 43rd overall.
  • Creighton forward Diego Gutierrez selected 70th overall.

LINKS: Announcement | Timeline | The MLS World


Timbers trade eighth-overall for GAM

  • Eighth-overall selection sent to Orlando.
  • Reclaimed a regular play in the Chilean national team.
  • Timbers get $75,000 in General Allocation Money for 2021 season; $25,000 for 2022.
  • Pick originally acquired in trade for Jorge Villafaña.

January 19, 2021

Mora retained on permanent deal

"Felipe pushed for the chance to stay in Portland, which made it possible to acquire him at a favorable transfer fee."

  • Chilean international completes transfer from Pumas.
  • Seven goals, two assists in 19 appearances in 2020 regular season.
  • Acquired using Targeted Allocation Money.

LINKS: Announcement | Why it Matters | Fit Wins Out

January 12, 2020

Villafaña traded to Galaxy

"My family and I have built amazing memories with my teammates and friends in Portland."

  • Timbers acquire Galaxy's first-round draft ick, potential allocation money for Villafaña, Portland's first-round pick.
  • Villafaña won 2015 MLS Cup, 2020 MLS is Back with with Timbers.
  • Leaves Portland after 127 appearances, four goals, 19 assists for team in all competitions.
  • Anaheim, California, native returns to Southern California.

LINKS: Announcement | Winner, teammate | Highlights | Gallery


Larrys Mabiala signs multi-year extension

"I’m so blessed to extend my journey with such an incredible organization from top to bottom, ..."

  • Nine goals in 99 appearances in 3+ years with Portland.
  • Part of Timbers' MLS Is Back winner in 2020; Western Conference champion in 2018.
  • Previous contact had expired at the end of the 2020 season.

LINKS: Announcement | Why it matters

December 17, 2020

Timbers sign Claudio Bravo

"The Portland Timbers today announced that the club has acquired Argentinian youth international defender Claudio Bravo from Liga Profesional de Fútbol side Club Atlético Banfield …”

  • Signed to multi-year deal.
  • Signed using Targeted Allocation Money.
  • Will occupy an international spot.

LINKS: Announcement | Feature | Breakdown

December 13, 2020

Marco Farfan traded to Los Angeles FC

“He is an incredible young man that has set the bar very high for every player coming through our academy."

  • $300,000 in General Allocation Money acquired.
  • Traded takes effect on January 1, 2021.

LINKS: Announcement | Feature


Julio Cascante traded to Austin FC

"After several end-of-year meetings with the player, there was a collective opinion that he needed a new environment to fulfill his aspirations within the game …

  • $250,000 in General Allocation Money acquired.
  • Additional GAM possible based on player performance.

GAM acquired from New York City FC for International Slot

  • $160,000 in General Allocation Money acquired.
  • Slot stays with NYCFC until the end of the 2021 season.

December 4, 2020

Timbers exercise eight options

  • Williamson, Paredes, Bodily, Asprilla, Ivacic, Cascante, McGraw, Zambrano have options picked up.
  • Farfan extended bona fide offer.
  • Options declines on Flores, Duvall.
  • Discussions/negotiations continue around Mabiala, Mora.