Timbers sign Sawyer Jura to short-term agreement from T2

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Jura will join roster ahead of Portland’s home match against San Jose Earthquakes tonight

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers have signed T2 defender Sawyer Jura to a short-term agreement ahead of tonight’s home match against the San Jose Earthquakes, the club announced today. Kickoff for the Wednesday, May 15, match is set for 7:30pm PT with streaming available on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app in English and Spanish as well as local radio broadcasts, 750 The Game (English) and La GranD 1150 AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).

Jura, 18, is under contract with T2 through 2025 and is set to fully join the first team as a Homegrown Player in 2026 through the 2027 MLS season. The Bend, Oregon native made his professional debut for T2 on Aug. 27, 2022, and has since made 15 appearances (nine starts) for the MLS NEXT Pro side. This season, Jura has made five appearances (all starts) for T2, registering two goals and one assist. The fullback defender scored his first professional goal in a 2-2 draw against Whitecaps FC 2 on March 30 at BC Place.

Per MLS rules, a club may sign a player from its affiliate (MLS NEXT Pro or USL) to a maximum of four Short-Term Agreements (up to four-day contracts) each season (maximum of 16 days). An individual player may be included on up to four MLS league season match rosters each season. However, that player may appear in no more than two MLS league season matches. An individual player may appear in any number of non-league games during the terms of his four Short-Term Agreements.