T2 opening their season on Sunday with 3-1 victory over Real Monarchs. With so many new faces, we will be profiling the 20 players signed or loaned to the USL side.
We continue with forward Santiago Biglieri.
Born: Feb. 11, 1986
Hometown: Posadas, Argentina
Last Club: Súd America (Uruguay)
Santiago Biglieri joins T2 from Súd America of the Primera División, the Uruguayan Primera División (first division).
Biglieri scored 2 goals in 17 appearances for Súd America in 2013-2014, after spending 2012-2013 with Instituto of the Primera B Naciona, the Argentinian second division, going scoreless in 19 appearances.
Beginning his career with CA Lanús, Biglieri made 99 appearances with the Argentine Primera División (first division), netting 14 goals from 2003-2012 as a teammate of Timbers maestro Diego Valeri. In 2010, Biglieri was loaned to Ecuadorian Serie A (first division) side CS Emelec, where he made 34 appearances, scoring 5 goals. He then went on another loan spell for 2011-2012, joining CA Rosario Central (Argentina), where he scored 5 goals.
In addition to league play, Biglieri has made several appearances in both the Copa Sudamericana and Copa Libertadores, the two major CONMEBOL tournaments in South America.
Biglieri is listed as a center forward, he appeared in T2's preseason match on March 22 as a central attacking midfielder/withdrawn striker, and had some chances on goal.
He comes to T2 as a player looking to restart his career and regain his fitness, having been out of the game since the end if the 2013-2014 season. Valeri played a major role in Biglieri joining T2 and they are very close, having been teammates for nearly a decade at Lanús, he is also Valeri's daughter's, Constanza, godfather, facts with which he revealed after training Wednesday.