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Portland Timbers Loan Up Victor Arboleda for CCL

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T2 Arboleda Roscoe Myrick

The Portland Timbers have signed winger Victor Arboleda on a short term loan from their USL side Portland Timbers 2, making the young Colombian available for tonight’s CONCACAF Champions League match against CD Saprissa.

Arboleda, 20, made 25 appearances with T2 over the course of the 2016 season, notching four goals and an assist for the side.

A quick, technical player with the ability to cut inside or get to the end line, Arboleda should provide the Timbers first team with width against Saprissa if he makes an appearance.

Giving this opportunity to the youngster could signal that he is expected to be part of the Timbers plans this offseason, potentially joining recent Timbers homegrown signing Marco Farfan as a player to make the jump to the first team roster.

The Timbers press release:

TIMBERS SIGN T2 WINGER VICTOR ARBOLEDA TO SHORT-TERM AGREEMENT

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers have signed T2 winger Victor Arboleda to a short-term agreement ahead of their 2016-17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League match against Deportivo Saprissa at Providence Park on Wednesday, Oct. 19, it was announced today.

In his first season with T2, Arboleda, 20, appeared in 25 USL games (20 starts), tallying four goals and one assist. Earlier this season, Arboleda was named to the USL’s 20 Under 20 list, ranking 20th in his first USL season as one of the top young players in the league.

MLS clubs may sign players from their USL affiliate to short-term agreements (up to four-day contracts) for Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, Amway Canadian Championship, Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and exhibition matches. An MLS club may sign a player to a maximum of four short-term agreements each season (maximum of 16 days).

Playing their final group-stage match of the 2016-17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, the Timbers will face Deportivo Saprissa at Providence Park on Wednesday, Oct. 19, beginning at 7 p.m. (Pacific). Wednesday’s match will feature a live stream in English on CONCACAF’s Facebook page with a tape-delayed broadcast on Univision Deportes Network.

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