Jorge Moreira, photo provided by the Portland Timbers.

Jorge Moreira, photo provided by the Portland Timbers. 

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - The Portland Timbers have acquired a Paraguayan defender with more than 250 professional appearances in South America.

Jorge Moreira, 29, was acquired on loan with a purchase option from Superliga Argentina side River Plate.

The Timbers are utilizing targeted allocation money, with Moreira being added to the roster pending receipt of his international transfer certificate and P-1 visa.

Moreira mad his pro debut in 2009.

"We are very pleased to add a player of Jorge Moreira's quality and experience to our roster this season," said Gavin Wilkinson, general manager and president of soccer for the Timbers. "Right back was a positional need and we are delighted for Jorge to join the Timbers. He brings a wealth of experience from one of the top clubs in South America and possesses an array of complementary attributes that will benefit our group."

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