Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers sign forward Felipe Mora to contract extension

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Portland Timbers extend the contract of Felipe Mora.
Portland Timbers extend the contract of Felipe Mora. / Brad Self/ISI Photos/GettyImages

The Portland Timbers have extended the contract of Chilean forward Felipe Mora through 2025, with a club option in 2026.

“We have a strong belief in Felipe as both a player and a person,” technical director Ned Grabavoy said. 

“This is a unique situation in which Felipe’s unselfishness to work with the club in restructuring the contract, affords us the ability to continue to fully support him in his rehab process. We have confidence that he can return to being an impact-level player for us, and take pride in him being a member of this club.”

The 29-year-old Chilean international only scored one goal across seven substitute appearances during the 2022 season before undergoing season-ending knee surgery in early August.

“Felipe has been a very important figure to the success of our club during the past few years and we missed his contributions during the 2022 season,” head coach Giovanni Savarese said. “Despite the adversities he has had to face, we have never seen him surrender.

He will enter his fourth season with the Timbers, where he scored 19 goals and got seven assists in 55 matches. He also helped them win the MLS Cup in 2021, scoring three times in four MLS Cup Playoffs games that year.

“Knowing the hardworking and incredible person he is, I have no doubt he will come back stronger than ever and ready to continue to contribute to the team.”