Report: Portland Timbers to sign Venezuela youth international on loan


The Portland Timbers are signing a member of Venezuela's recent Olympic qualifying effort in a move that will add depth at center back, according to Federico Rojas of DirecTV Sports.

The Timbers would acquire Williams Velasquez on loan from English Premier League side Watford. 

Velazquez never actually saw the field for Watford, and was most recently on loan with Japanese second division side JEF United.

He made three starts during the recently concluded Conmebol Pre-Olympic Tournament for La Vinotinto, which finished fourth in Group A play.

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