HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on a two-year loan from Club America and signed using Targeted Allocation Money with a purchase option on Feb. 2, 2018. Acquired on a permanent transfer from Club America on February 6, 2020.
Paredes joined the Timbers on loan ahead of the 2018 season and became a key figure in central midfield for the club in 2019. Now in Portland permanently, Paredes will look to continue to build his resume as he hopes to become one the best central midfielders in MLS.
INTERNATIONAL: Paredes has earned two caps for the Paraguay Men’s National Team. Paredes has also featured for Paraguay at U-17 and U-20 levels, making two starts at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, while also starting four times in the 2017 South American Youth Football Championship.
OUTSIDE MLS: Paredes joined the Timbers with over 30 professional appearances in his career as a central midfielder since making his professional debut as an 18-year-old with Club Sol de América in Paraguay, featuring in a 2-1 win over Club Olimpia. A native of Paraguarí, Paraguay, Paredes began his first professional season with América in 2016, recording 30 appearances (30 starts) and one goal in the Paraguayan Primera Divison. Additionally, Paredes made six starts for América in the 2016 Copa Sudamericana before falling 3-1 to eventual runner-up Atlético Nacional in the Round of 16 on Sept. 27, 2016. In 2017, Parades signed with Club América, recording two appearances (2 starts) for the Liga MX club in the 2017 Copa MX. Making his first-team debut on Feb. 14, 2017, Parades started and played 90 minutes in a 1-0 win over Atlético Zacatepec at Estadio Azteca. Additionally, Paredes played 90 minutes and scored a stoppage-time equalizer against Santos Laguna on March 1, 2017.