The Portland Timbers have prolonged the contract of Chilean ahead Felipe Mora by way of 2025, with a membership possibility in 2026.
“Now we have a robust perception in Felipe as each a participant and an individual,” technical director Ned Grabavoy mentioned.
“It is a distinctive scenario during which Felipe’s unselfishness to work with the membership in restructuring the contract, affords us the power to proceed to totally assist him in his rehab course of. Now we have confidence that he can return to being an impact-level participant for us, and take satisfaction in him being a member of this membership.”
The 29-year-old Chilean worldwide solely scored one objective throughout seven substitute appearances in the course of the 2022 season earlier than present process season-ending knee surgical procedure in early August.
“Felipe has been a vital determine to the success of our membership in the course of the previous few years and we missed his contributions in the course of the 2022 season,” head coach Giovanni Savarese mentioned. “Regardless of the adversities he has needed to face, we have now by no means seen him give up.
He’ll enter his fourth season with the Timbers, the place he scored 19 objectives and bought seven assists in 55 matches. He additionally helped them win the MLS Cup in 2021, scoring 3 times in 4 MLS Cup Playoffs video games that 12 months.
“Understanding the hardworking and unimaginable particular person he’s, I’ve little doubt he’ll come again stronger than ever and able to proceed to contribute to the staff.”