PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers 2 announced on Thursday the club had acquired former Honduras U20 international Darixon Vuelto from Liga Nacional side C.D. Victoria on loan for the 2018 USL campaign, with an option to purchase. Vuelto will be added to T2’s roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 visa, in addition to league and federation approval.
Vuelto joins Portland having made more than 70 professional appearances since making his professional debut as a 15-year-old with C.D. Victoria in Honduras, when he started and played 68 minutes against C.D. Olimpia on Sept. 7, 2013. A native of Sambo Creek, Honduras, Vuelto most recently played for Honduran side Real C.D. España, on loan from C.D. Victoria, during the 2017-18 Liga Nacional campaign, where he made 28 appearances (23 starts) and scored 10 goals.
Additionally, Vuelto became the youngest goal-scorer in CONCACAF Champions League history when he registered a goal in C.D. Victoria’s 4-1 loss to Club Deportivo Luis Ángel Firpo on Oct. 23, 2013.
“We are excited to announce the addition of Darixon Vuelto to our T2 roster for the upcoming USL season,” said Timbers General Manager and President of Soccer Gavin Wilkinson. “He is a young player that we believe has considerable upside, and we look forward to continuing his development with an eye towards him becoming an impactful first-team player in the future.”
At the international level, Vuelto has made several appearances for Honduras at the U15, U17 and U20 levels. Vuelto made three appearances, all starts, for Honduras at the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup in South Korea, where he registered two assists. Additionally, Vuelto appeared in three matches for Honduras at the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile.