He's not exactly a new face around the Portland Timbers since he's been training with the team since the preseason, but today the Timbers made it official.
The Portland Timbers announced that the club has acquired forward Sebastián Rincón on loan for the 2012 season from Uruguayan first-division side Club Atlético Atenas.
Rincón is expected to be added to the club's roster after some legal paperwork is completed. He has been training with the Timbers since February and played in the club's MLS Reserve League match against the San Jose Earthquakes Reserves on March 27.
Rincón is only 18 years old and has played in the youth system of Colombian side Deportivo Cali and youth club soccer in the United States before starting his professional career in 2010 at the age of 16 with the reserve team of Colombian club Independiente Santa Fe.
"Sebastián... is a young player with tremendous potential,"said John Spencer, head coach of the Timbers. "He has a good pedigree and possesses good size and athleticism. We are happy to have him and hope to continue his development as a player."
Rincón is a native of Cali, Colombia.
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