Roberto Farfan

Roberto Farfan
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Midfielder
  • 5' 10"
  • 160 lbs.
  • 10-28-1990

Portland native who has played extensively for the Timbers Under-23s side.

What Scouts Say: "Smooth, clever and technical left-footed midfielder with good 1-v-1 ability ... Likes to get at guys ... Played primarily as the left midfielder in a 4-4-2 or a winger in a 4-3-3 ... Clean left foot ... Doesn't have breakaway speed, but he's mobile. Can cover some ground and move ... Biggest challenge is toughness. Didn't like to defend and did not want to get into any confrontations or tackles ... Not overly pacy, but just kind of glides by guys and finds ways ... He puts defenders off-balance on the dribble ... Will it work in MLS without a burst of speed to get buy people? ... Can improve on his ability to combine with players in the inside channel ... He has the technical ability, but does he produce enough and can he make an impact in MLS?"

College (UNLV and Oregon State): Registered two goals and four assists in his first year at UNLV before moving to Oregon State for his final three years of eligibility ... Played all 17 matches as a sophomore (3 goals and 4 assists) ... Tied for the team lead in goals as a junior (4 goals), while also adding two helpers ... Registered a career high 6 assists as a senior in 2012.

Club: Played PDL for Portland Timbers for three seasons. Won PDL title with Timbers ... Member of the ESU Eagles club team... Led team to three runner-up state finishes and the state championship in 2007.

High School: Reynolds High School and Centennial High School ... Attended Reynolds High School in Troutdale in 2005 ... Attended Centennial High School from 2006 through 2008 ... Named second team all-state as a senior ... Earned first team all-conference honors three times ... Selected team's Most Valuable Player twice.

Personal: Son of Roberto Farfan and Marisela Huerta ... Father is a distribution center manager ... Has one sister, Lency, and one younger brother, Marco ... Majoring in Business.

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WATCH: Farfan's senior spotlight video

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