HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from San Lorenzo on February 2, 2017.
Blanco is an attacking player that should increase Portland's production from wide positions in 2017. He is a technical, two-footed player that brings quality service and final passing, and he has produced goals playing either wing. His work rate on both sides of the ball is also very important. Blanco should play on the right side, but is also effective on the left or at the No. 10.
INTERNATIONAL: Blanco has two caps with the Argentina National Team, making his debut with Argentina on May 20, 2009, in a 3-1 win over Panama. Blanco scored his first goal for the national team in a 4-0 win over Haiti on May 5, 2010.
OUTSIDE MLS: Blanco joins the Timbers with over 200 matches played in the Argentine Primera División, recording 19 goals and 27 assists in 138 appearances across all competitions with Club Atlético Lanús (2006-11) and tallying 12 goals and 14 assists in 84 appearances across all competitions for San Lorenzo (2015-17).