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T2 Acquire Forward Darixon Vuelto

March 8, 2018 - United Soccer League (USL) - Portland Timbers 2 News Release

PORTLAND, Ore. - T2 announced today that the club has acquired forward Darixon Vuelto from Liga Nacional side C.D. Victoria on loan for the 2018 USL campaign, with a purchase option. Vuelto will be added to T2's roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 visa, in addition to league and federation approval.

Vuelto, 20, joins Portland with more than 70 professional appearances in his career as a forward since making his professional debut as a 15-year-old with C.D. Victoria in Honduras, starting and playing 68 minutes against C.D. Olimpia on Sept. 7, 2013. A native of Sambo Creek, Honduras, Vuelto most recently played for Honduran side Real C.D. España, on loan from C.D. Victoria, during the 2017-18 Liga Nacional campaign, where he made 28 appearances (23 starts) and scored 10 goals. Additionally, Vuelto became the youngest goal-scorer in CONCACAF Champions League history when he registered a goal in C.D. Victoria's 4-1 loss to Club Deportivo Luis Angel Firpo on Oct. 23, 2013.

"We are excited to announce the addition of Darixon Vuelto to our T2 roster for the upcoming USL season," said Gavin Wilkinson, general manager and president of soccer for the Portland Timbers. "He is a young player that we believe has considerable upside, and we look forward to continuing his development with an eye towards him becoming an impactful first-team player in the future."

In three seasons with C.D. Victoria (2013-16), Vuelto made 46 appearances (34 starts) in Liga Nacional play, registering three goals. Vuelto spent the 2016-17 season with Segunda Division side Tenerife, but didn't make an appearance.

At the international level, Vuelto has made several appearances for Honduras at the U-15, U-17 and U-20 levels. Vuelto made three appearances (3 starts) for Honduras at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea, where he registered two assists. Additionally, Vuelto appeared in three matches (3 starts) for Honduras at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

Transaction: T2 acquire forward Darixon Vuelto on loan from C.D. Victoria on March 8, 2018.

Darixon Vuelto

Position: Forward

Pronunciation: dare-ICK-sin

Height: 5-7

Weight: 165

Born: Jan. 15, 1998, in Sambo Creek, Honduras

Last Club: C.D. Victoria (Liga Nacional)

Citizenship: Honduras

Acquired: Acquired on March 8, 2018

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