Portland Timbers sign midfielder Blake Bodily to a Homegrown contract

NBC Sports Northwest

The Portland Timbers announced the signing of midfielder Blake Bodily as a MLS Homegrown Player for the 2020 season.

From Eagle, Idaho, Bodily played three collegiate seasons at the University of Washington (2017-19), where he tallied 17 goals and 18 assists in 56 games played (39 starts). He registered 12 goals and six assists in 19 appearances (16 starts) en route to being named the Pac-12 Player of the Year as a junior and earned United Soccer Coaches First-Team All-American honors. 

Bodily becomes the third prospect of the Timbers Academy program to sign a Homegrown Player contract since the club's inaugural season in 2011. 

"We are excited to add a talented Homegrown player to the club in Blake," said Gavin Wilkinson, general manager and president of soccer for the Timbers. "He already has experience playing with T2 during his time with the academy, and has excelled in his development at the collegiate level. Blake will start with T2 with an opportunity to earn first-team minutes. We're happy for Blake and his family and look forward to his continued growth as he begins his professional career."

The Tigard High School graduate played three years for T2 (2015-17) while with the Timbers Academy, tallying four goals and two assists in 35 matches played (21 starts). 

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