It’s official. Tomás Conechny’s transfer from Superliga Argentina club San Lorenzo is complete, and he moves from his one-year loan to being full-fledged Portland Timber on a Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) contract. He occupies an international slot.
“We are extremely happy that Tomás is fully a part of the Timbers,” said Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese. “As a younger player, we are excited to continue fostering his development and his talents, as Tomás is an important part of the team in he present, and in the future.”
Conechny, now 21, is an attacking midfielder, providing depth and support to the likes of Diego Valeri and Sebastián Blanco. So far, he has logged 252 minutes in two starts and 12 appearances for the Timbers. In his away game start at Montréal Impact in June, Conechny scored his first goal as a Timber.
With fierce competition at attacking midfield in the club, Conechny has also been loaned down to Timbers 2, where he started in three matches and scored one goal.
A player with a promising pedigree, Conechny has earned 21 caps for the Argentine youth national team, including in the 2015 U-17 and 2017 U-20 World Cups.
Conechny is now one of four Argentines currently signed to the Portland Timbers alongside Diego Valeri, Sebastián Blanco and Brian Fernandez. Argentines who played previously for the club are Norberto Paparatto, Gastón Fernández, and the recently departed Lucas Melano.