Portland Timbers make Diego Chara’s brother Yimmi new DP

Portland Timbers sign new Designated Player
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All the Charas.

The Portland Timbers have acquired Yimmi Chara from Brazil’s Atletico Mineiro, making their star midfielder’s little brother a new Designated Player.

Older brother Diego Chara, 33, has made nearly 300 appearances for the Timbers, scoring 10 times with 15 assists.

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Yimmi’s five years younger and responsible for more of the attack-minded stuff as compared to his hard-as-nails brother.

Yimmi has 10 caps and a goal for Colombia, and is coming off a six-goal campaign in Brazil. He had a goal and seven assists the previous season, his first with Atletico Mineiro. He’s also played in Mexico with Monterrey and Dorados amongst other stops.

“I am very happy and excited to join the Timbers. Everything my brother has done and what he has mentioned about the team and the city is a great indication of what things could be for me and my family next season,” said Yimmi. “I am going through a great moment in my career and I feel confident I will be able to give the organization my best to help them achieve their goals on and off the field.”

Now sign Zdeno.