Forward Danny Mwanga, who went to Jefferson High School and Oregon State University, will return for a second season with the Portland Timbers in 2013.
The Timbers announced a deal Tuesday. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Mwanga, 21, played in 18 matches for the Timbers last season, scoring three goals after joining the club in a trade with the Philadelphia Union on June 6.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft, Mwanga has recorded 15 goals and nine assists in 79 regular-season matches over four MLS seasons.
"It is very exciting to come back and continue to play in my hometown with the Timbers, and I am grateful to be able to play in front of such a great group of fans that have supported me through high school, college, and now, my professional career," said Mwanga.
Mwanga was born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. He starred at Jefferson High School in Portland and played club soccer at Adidas Timbers alliance club Westside Timbers as a boy.
At Oregon State, Mwanga recorded 18 goals in 29 matches during his career.
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