The Portland Timbers announced the signing of 18-year-old forward Tega Ikoba to an MLS Homegrown contract today.
Ikoba is Portland’s first signing of 2022.
The club’s Richard Farley hinted at the move on Twitter yesterday.
Ikoba has been training with the Timbers’ first team for a while now, famously racing other players and being crowned “fastest on the team” in an online video. He appeared in preseason games with the first team in March 2021.
Ikoba is 6’4″ and 198 lbs. He will likely be the third striker behind Felipe Mora and Jarosław Niezgoda.