USLSoccer.com Staff Report
Monday, February 22, 2016
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers 2 have announced the signings of Belgian youth international Dylan Damraoui and FC Barcelona Academy forward Alexis Meva. Both signings are pending receipt of the players’ International Transfer Certificates.
“As we continue building for the 2016 season, we are pleased to announce the signings of Dylan and Alexis,” said T2 Head Coach Andrew Gregor. “One of the objectives for this season was to bring in younger players so we can affect their development, and these are two talented players that will have a good opportunity to develop in our system.”
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The 18-year-old Damraoui arrives in Portland from Belgian team Club Brugge’s U-21 side. He has previously competed for Belgium in the U16, U17, U18 and U19 age groups.Also 18 years old, Meva joined Barcelona’s youth academy at the age of 10, and competed for the club from the U13 to U19 age groups. Last season he went on loan with CF Badalona in Spain’s La Segunda Division B.