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MLS TIMBERS SIGN 18-YEAR-OLD GOALKEEPER HUNTER SULTE

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Diane Scavuzzo

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Goalkeeper Hunter Sulte becomes first MLS Homegrown player from Alaska


The Portland Timbers today announced the signing of academy goalkeeper Hunter Sulte to a Homegrown Player contract. Sulte will be added to the Timbers roster for the 2021 MLS regular season.

Sulte, who is just 18-years-old, joins the Timbers after having made eight appearances (8 starts) for Portland Timbers 2 during the 2020 USL Championship campaign, tallying 31 saves.

Hunter Sulte becomes the first player from Alaska to sign an MLS Homegrown contract with an MLS club.

August 3, 2020; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers 2 vs Tacoma Defiance at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers 2

Additionally, Sulte took part in the Timbers’ first-team training camp in Costa Rica before the beginning of the 2020 campaign.

“Hunter is a talented player whose commitment and dedication to the sport has been rewarded,” said Gavin Wilkinson, general manager and president of soccer for the Timbers. “We look forward to working with Hunter to fulfill his potential at the professional level and be a goalkeeper for the Timbers for many years to come.”

he Anchorage, Alaska, native joined the Timbers Academy in 2016, having made appearances at the U-14, U-16/17, and U-18/19 levels. Notably, Sulte is the second player ever from the state of Alaska to have signed a professional contract with an MLS club.

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Hunter Sulte – Portland Timbers

“We are very excited to sign an academy player who has shown all the signs and promise of a great future with the Timbers,” said Giovanni Savarese, head coach of the Timbers. “We feel that this the best move for him to continue to develop and are invested in Hunter as a player.”

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September 2, 2020; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers 2 vs Sacramento Republic FC at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers 2

Transaction: Portland Timbers sign goalkeeper Hunter Sulte as a Homegrown Player on Nov. 11, 2020.

Hunter Sulte
Pronunciation: SULT
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6-7Weight: 195
Date of Birth: April 25, 2002
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Signed as a Homegrown Player on Nov. 11, 2020

Photo Credit: Paul-Michael Ochoa MLS – Portland Timbers Communications



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