The Portland Timbers have prolonged their contract with defender Josecarlos Van Rankin, which can hold him on the membership for the rest of the Major League Soccer season 2022.
Timbers additionally has a name possibility on the again.
Van Rankin initially got here from Liga MX facet Chivas de Guadalajara in 2021, and managed three assists and 33 video games throughout his first season with the Timbers. He helped Giovanni Savarese’s staff win the Western Conference final yr and reached the MLS Cup at Providence Park earlier than dropping 4-2 on penalties to New York City FC.
He continues to be a staple for head coach Savarese, beginning in all 15 of his appearances this season and serving to the Timbers to eighth place within the Western Conference desk.
Prior to becoming a member of Major League Soccer, Van Rankin performed for Santos Laguna, Pumas UNAM and Chivas de Guadalajara. Internationally, he has made an look with the Mexican nationwide staff.
Van Rankin and the Portland Timbers return to motion on Sunday once they go to Nashville SC at GEODIS Park.