The Portland Timbers have signed Academy forward Foster Langsdorf as an MLS Homegrown Player for the 2018 season, the second the club signed since the inaugural season in 2011, the club announced Friday.
He joins defender Marco Farfan, who became the club’s first Homegrown player last year.
The 22-year-old capped off a four-year career at Stanford University where he helped lead the Cardinal to three consecutive NCAA national championships and four straight Pac-12 titles. Langsdorf finished his collegiate career as the Pac-12 career leader in points (86) and goals (37) and twas twice named the league’s Player of the Year. His 37 career goals were the most by a Stanford player in 34 years and ranks sixth all-time in school history.
As a senior, Langsdorf led Stanford in goals scoring with 14 and was named a 2017 MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist. Langsdorf, who scored the game-winning goal in a 2-0 victory over Akron in the national semifinals, was named to the College. Cup All-tournament team.
A native of Vancouver, Wash., Langsdorf played for the Portland Timbers Academy from 2012-14 and was named the Academy Player of the Year in 2013. He also played three seasons for the Portland Timbers U-23s in the PDL.