Part seven of a seven part FanPost series looking at potential Home Grown Player signings on the Portland Timbers U-23s (qualifies without the "Richard's Rule")
Having trained with the Portland Timbers’ first team before entering college, goalkeeper Keegan Rogers is in his second season with the Timbers U-23s. An Oregon ODP member as well as a part of Eastside Timbers for five years, Rogers is not only a strong goalkeeper he is a strong overall athlete.
The son of former Portland Timbers keeper Glenn Rogers, Keegan was a two-time First-Team All-State selection on the baseball diamond and helped lead the Royals to a state title in 2008. Rogers’ impressive resume on the diamond was exceeded by his performance on the soccer pitch.
At PCHS Rogers led the Royals to four straight Columbia River League titles and was named to the league’s first team all four seasons. During the 2008 season the Royals were the state champions and Rogers was named to the All-State Second Team.
Portland Christian reached the state quarterfinals in 2009 and for the first time Rogers was named to the All-State First Team. In 2010, Rogers was selected to the All-State First Team for a second straight season and also garnered honors as the Columbia River League Co-Player of the Year.
During his time at Portland Christian the goalkeeper also saw time at forward playing five games up front for the Royals, where he scored five goals and tallied three assists.
In 2010 Rogers also saw time with the Region IV ODP squad that played in Germany.
During his first season at Western Washington the Portland-native started 12 matches for the Vikings and was named All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference Honorable Mention.
Western Washington University
Portland Christian High School
2011: 15 Matches, 12 Starts, 1187: 24 Minutes, 20 Goals Against, 1.52 GAA, 52 Saves, .722 Save Pct., 4-7-1 Record