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Portland Timbers secure Jeremy Ebobisse to multi-year contract extension

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The Portland Timbers announced on Wednesday they have signed forward Jeremy Ebobisse to a multi-year contract extension.

The 23-year-old Ebobisse finished his third season in Portland in 2019 tied for the team lead with 11 goals and was the only Timber to appear in all 34 league games. He set career highs in goals, appearances, starts (25) and minutes (2,310) in MLS play. He was also one of only three players in the league age 22 or younger to score at least 11 times in 2019.

“Jeremy is a proven player with a very bright future,” Gavin Wilkinson, general manager and president of soccer for the Timbers, said in a statement. “We have a great deal of confidence in Jeremy as a person and a player, and we are thrilled to have him re-sign the with Timbers and reward him for his dedication, professionalism and hard work.”

In total, Ebobisse has 17 goals and nine assists in 72 appearances across all competitions for Portland since he was taken No. 4 overall in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft. Internationally, he has one U.S. national team cap, and had two goals for the US U-20 squad at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

"Jebo is a talented player who has developed into a great example for other young players," Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese said. “His versatility at the point of attack will be a strength and his abilities complement our attacking group this year. I am very pleased that Jebo will continue to be a part of the Portland Timbers."