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Timbers roster update: Portland exercises 2021 options for 8 players

The club has extended a bona fide offer to defender Marco Farfan as well.

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The Portland Timbers released a roster status update ahead of the 2021 season. Here’s a quick breakdown of notable news from the release:

  • The Timbers have exercised their 2021 contract options for the following 8 players: Eryk Williamson, Cristhian Paredes, Blake Bodily, Dairon Asprilla, Aljaz Ivacic, Julio Cascante, Zac McGraw, and Renzo Zambrano.
  • As previously reported, Portland has declined the options on midfielder Andres Flores and defender Chris Duvall.
  • The Timbers are currently in discussions to bring back Larrys Mabiala and Felipe Mora. Mabiala’s contract has expired, but Portland remains in discussions with him. Mora’s loan from Pumas UNAM also ended, but the club is in negotiations with the Liga MX side to try and keep Mora here for the future.
  • Most interestingly, Marco Farfan has been extended a bona fide offer from Portland for the upcoming season. Farfan reportedly was part of a trade to LAFC for allocation money just yesterday.

Below is a list of the roster as of Friday according to the Timbers:

Goalkeepers (4): Jeff Attinella, Steve Clark, Aljaz Ivacic, Hunter Sulte

Defenders (7): Pablo Bonilla, Julio Cascante, Marco Farfan, Zac McGraw, Bill Tuiloma,Jorge Villafaña, Dario Zuparic

Midfielders (12): Dairon Asprilla, Sebastián Blanco, Blake Bodily, Diego Chara, Yimmi Chara, Tomás Conechny, Marvin Loría, Cristhian Paredes, Andy Polo, Diego Valeri, Eryk Williamson, Renzo Zambrano

Forwards (2): Jeremy Ebobisse, Jaroslaw Niezgoda

We will provide more updates as info comes through. For the full press release, you can take a look here.