11 early surprise standout players for the 2021 MLS season
The early days of the 2021 Major League Soccer season have seen an unusual amount of spotlight displays from players who seemingly came out of nowhere.
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on Dec. 10, 2018.
Loria is a versatile attacking piece who mostly lines up the wing. He moved up from T2 to join the Timbers' first team in 2019 and has two goals and three assists in 36 regular season appearances.
INTERNATIONAL: Loria has made several appearances for Costa Rica at the youth level, including making three appearances (1 start) at the 2017 Concacaf U-20 Championship in Costa Rica.
OUTSIDE MLS: Loria signed with T2 for the 2018 USL season on loan from Costa Rican Primera División side Deportivo Saprissa. Loria made 30 appearances (25 starts) for T2, finishing the season with a team-high seven assists and recording six goals. A native of San José, Costa Rica, Loria spent four seasons at Deportivo Saprissa, appearing in 10 matches (6 starts) and registering one assist. Loría joined Portuguese club Benfica B on loan from Saprissa in August 2015, where he made one appearance, coming on as a substitute in a 2-0 win over Galatasaray S.K. in the UEFA Youth League on Nov. 3, 2015.
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