Timbers terminate Andy Polo’s contract

by Charlie Folkestad
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Portland Timbers midfielder Andy Polo has had his contract terminated by the club following allegations of domestic abuse.

“The Timbers were previously aware of a dispute between Andy Polo and his partner on May 23, 2021, that resulted in the Washington County Sherriff’s Office citing Polo for harassment,” the statement reads. “That citation was not subsequently pursued by the victim or the prosecutor’s office.”

Polo’s ex-girlfriend and mother of his children, Genessis Alarcon, made the allegations on “Magaly TV, La Firme,” one of Peru’s most popular television shows.

Alarcon gave details of the alleged abuse, including Polo pulling her hair and giving her a black eye. She also said Polo refused to pay child support. The full 34-minute segment can be viewed here.

The Timbers released a stern statement about Polo on Wednesday.

Polo released a statement of his own on Thursday denying the allegations.

Niko Moreno translated further details from Alarcon’s interview Thursday morning. Moreno suggests members of the Portland Timbers organization knew about the allegations against Polo soon after they occurred.

The biggest bombshell comes at the end of that thread. According to Moreno’s translation, Alarcon said that “Now [the Timbers] are acting clueless but they knew from the beginning.”

Polo suffered a season-ending leg injury in May of 2021. He earned $500k in guaranteed compensation last season, per the MLS Players’ Association.

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