HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on July 25, 2017. Re-signed on Jan. 24, 2018.
A young, versatile player with plenty of international experience already, Tuiloma is primarily a defensive midfielder, but can also feature across the backline as he did in his first season with the Timbers. He started seven games and made 12 appearances, scoring once. He also appeared in four MLS Cup playoff games.
INTERNATIONAL: Tuiloma has made 24 appearances for the New Zealand national team his senior team debut against Trinidad and Tobago on Oct. 15, 2013. He recently represented the Kiwis in the 2017 Confederations Cup, where he featured off the bench in all three of their games. He also played for New Zealand in their 2016 OFC Nations Cup win and has represented his country at the U-17, U-20 and U-23 levels.
OUTSIDE MLS: Tuiloma came up as a player in New Zealand before making the move to Olympique de Marseille in July 2013, at the age of 18. During his time in Marseille, he played mostly for the reserve team, though made two first-team appearances in league play. He also spent time on loan with Strasbourg in the French third division.