Player Details


Jaroslaw Niezgoda


YAR-oh-SLAV knee-ez-GO-da


6' 1"


170 lbs

Date of Birth

3.15.1995 (29)


Poniatowa, Poland



Position Detail


Preferred Side




Roster Category


Player Category

Designated Player
Career Summary

ACQUIRED: Acquired as a Designated Player via transfer from Legia Warsaw on January 30, 2020.

2023: Tallied an assist in Leagues Cup play against San Jose on July 22... Scored in consecutive Open Cup matches against Orange County on April 26 and May 10 against RSL... Scored a goal on April 15 vs. Seattle... Started in the season opener against Sporting Kansas City on Feb. 27.

2022: Scored his first goal of the campaign vs. FC Dallas on March 19... Scored his second career brace vs. COL on June 25... Scored his seventh goal and tallied his first assist vs. SEA on July 9.

2021: Recorded an assists on Nov. 3 vs. RSL... Scored the game-winning goal against Inter Miami CF on Oct.3... his first goal against RSL vs. Sept. 25... Came off the bench as a late game substitute on Aug. 21 against ATX... Made his first appearance of the season on Aug. 15 against Seattle.

2020: Tallied seven goals and one assist in 17 games played (7 starts) during the 2020 MLS regular season... Across all competitions in 2020, appeared in 21 matches (7 starts) and notched eight goals and two assists... Named to the MLS Team of the Week for Week 17 after tallying his first career brace for the Timbers against San Jose on Oct. 11... Logged 12 minutes off the bench against the LA Galaxy on Oct. 7... Tallied a goal off the bench against San Jose on Sept. 19... Started, playing 81 minutes against San Jose on Sept. 16... Played 23 minutes in the MIB Tournament Final against Orlando on Aug. 11... Came off the bench to record a goal for a second straight appearance against FC Cincinnati on July 28... Tallied his first goal in his first start against LAFC on July 23... Made his Timbers debut as a substitute against the LA Galaxy on July 13.

2019: In 18 appearances (13 starts) during the 2019-20 Ekstraklasa campaign, led the league in goals (14), adding two assists.

CAREER: In 2016-17 on loan with Ruch Chorzow, made 28 appearances (23 starts), recording 10 goals and four assists across all competitions... With Polish third division side Wisla Pulawy made 67 appearances (35 starts), tallying 24 goals and seven assists across all competitions.

HONORS: MLS is Back Tournament in 2020... Ekstraklasa with Legia Warsaw in 2017-18... Polish Cup with Legia Warsaw in 2017-18.

INTERNATIONAL: Has made five appearances and tallied one goal for the Polish U-21 Men’s National Team, including making three appearances for Poland in the 2017 UEFA European U-21 Championship.