El Salvador int’l Andres Flores inks Portland Timbers deal

El Salvador’s Andres Flores (#14) in CONCACAF Gold Cup action against Mexico on July 9, 2017, in San Diego, California, USA. (Photo: Mexsport)

PORTLAND, Oregon - El Salvador international Andres Flores has joined the Portland Timbers, the Major League Soccer side announced Wednesday.

The 27-year-old midfielder spent the previous three-and-a-half seasons in the NASL with the New York Cosmos (83 games/10 goals), winning a pair of NASL titles (2015. 2016).

Flores will be reunited in Portland with former Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese, who was named to the Timbers top post in December.

Prior to his arrival in the NASL, Flores played for Salvadoran club Isidro Metapan (2009-14: 96/10) and helped it claim four crowns (2009 Clausura, 2010 Apertura, 2010 Clausura, 2011 Apertura). He has also appeared in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League with Isidro Metapan (2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2013/14) and spent a year on loan at Denmark's Viborg (2012/13).

With El Salvador, Flores has earned 59 caps, while competing in the CONCACAF Gold Cup (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017) and the Copa Centroamericana (2011, 2014, 2017).