HOW ACQUIRED: Signed from Portland Timbers 2 on June 18, 2020.
Bonilla is a young right back that has proven himself in the USL Championship and at the international level with Venezuela. He will look to carve out a prominent role with the Timbers in 2020.
INTERNATIONAL: Bonilla was called in by the Venezuela U-23 Men’s National Team for the 2020 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament, where he started and played three consecutive first round matches. Bonilla made nine appearances (nine starts) at the 2019 CONMEBOL Sudamericano Sub 20 Tournament in Chile and three appearances (three starts) at the 2018 Juegos Suramericanos in Cochabamba, Bolivia, tallying one goal in a 4-1 victory against Bolivia.
OUTSIDE MLS: A native of Píritu, Venezuela, Bonilla, joined T2 from Deportivo La Guaira Fútbol Club (2019), where he made six appearances (six starts) in the Apertura Tournament, scoring a goal in his debut. Prior to joining La Guaira, Bonilla made his professional debut as a 17-year-old with Portuguesa Fútbol Club (2017-19), appearing in 66 matches (65 starts) and registering three goals and seven assists.