HOW ACQUIRED: Loaned from Morelia on Jan. 17, 2018 utilizing Targeted Allocation Money with a purchase option.
Polo is a versatile, young player who should add another element to the Timbers attack. He has strong technical ability and is able to stretch opponents and run in behind defenses as a winger.
INTERNATIONAL: At the international level, Polo has earned 15 caps and scored one goal for the Peru Men’s National Team since making his senior team debut in March 2016. Most recently, Polo helped Peru earn a berth in the 2018 World Cup, appearing in both matches of a two-game playoff against New Zealand on Nov. 10 and Nov. 15.
OUTSIDE MLS: Polo signed with Morelia in January 2017 and appeared in 25 matches (6 starts), scoring two goals for the Mexican club. The Peruvian international made his Liga MX debut on Jan. 21, 2017, against Santos Laguna and recorded his first league goal in just his fourth match on Feb. 12, 2017. Prior to his arrival in Liga MX, Polo was on loan to Peruvian club Universitario from Milonarios in Columbia. Polo joined Milonarios in 2014 and played in 11 matches, registering two goals and two assists before moving to Universitario on loan beginning in March 2015. During two separate stints with Universitario, Polo featured in 92 matches across all competitions, recording 11 goals and 13 assists. Polo began his professional career with Universitario in 2011 before signing with Inter Milan in 2014.