HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on July 25, 2017. Re-signed on Jan. 24, 2018. Signed a multi-year contract extension on Dec. 19, 2019
Tuiloma has been a key part of the Timbers defense since signing with the club in 2017. The New Zealand international center back has made 37 starts in 50 regular season appearances in Portland.
INTERNATIONAL: Tuiloma has made 25 appearances for the New Zealand national team since his senior team debut against Trinidad and Tobago on Oct. 15, 2013. He 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.