Bilichuk joins first team for Round of 32 match against C.F. Monterrey
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers have signed T2 goalkeeper Ryan Bilichuk to a short-term agreement ahead of the team’s Leagues Cup 2023 match against C.F. Monterrey tonight, Aug. 4, at Providence Park. The Round of 32 match is set to kick off at 7 p.m. (Pacific) and feature a national broadcast on FS1, UniMás and TSN with live streaming on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app in English and Spanish as well as local radio broadcasts, 750 The Game (English) and La GranD 1150AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).Bilichuk, 23, was selected by the Timbers in the second round (No. 44 overall) of the 2023 MLS Superdraft out of Elon University. In the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro season, Bilichuk has recorded five wins and three clean sheets in 13 appearances for T2. The Greenville, South Carolina native earned MLS NEXT Pro Player of the Matchday on April 24 after earning his first professional win with a 2-0 shutout against LAFC2.Per MLS rules, a club may sign a player from its affiliate (MLS NEXT Pro or USL) to a maximum of four Short-Term Agreements (up to four-day contracts) each season (maximum of 16 days). An individual player may be included on up to four MLS league season match rosters each season. However, that player may appear in no more than two MLS league season matches. An individual player may appear in any number of non-league games during the terms of his four Short-Term Agreements.