The Portland Timbers announced on Tuesday that they have officially completed the transfer of Felipe Mora from Pumas UNAM in Liga MX, signing the forward to a new contract using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) . It was a move that was reported to be happening by Tom Bogert of MLSsoccer.com earlier this month.
Bringing Mora permanently to Portland was one of the club’s main goals for the offseason, as the Chilean forward was a key part of their attack in 2020. Mora came over on a one-year loan last season and had seven goals and two assists in 19 regular season appearances (13 starts).
You can read the full press release here as well as some quotes below.
Quotes on the Mora Signing
Gavin Wilkinson, Timbers GM and president of soccer...
“Having Felipe on loan in 2020 provided an invaluable extended scouting opportunity and reinforced the fact that he is a high quality player with tremendous values who will continue to help the Timbers win. Felipe pushed for the chance to stay in Portland, which made it possible to acquire him at a favorable transfer fee. We are fortunate and excited to add a proven player in Felipe to an already tremendous group of attacking players.”
Giovanni Savarese, Timbers head coach...
“We are thrilled to bring back Felipe long term as he is an accomplished international striker in the prime of his career. Felipe acclimated seamlessly into the group last year, and we can’t wait for him to continue being a key contributor for the Timbers.”