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BTT Alum Blake Bodily signs professional contract!

WAY TO GO IDAHO!

OFFICIAL RELEASE
January 22, 2020

Portland Timbers sign attacker Blake Bodily as a Homegrown Player

The Timbers (Major Soccer League) have signed academy product and University of Washington standout Blake Bodily to a Homegrown player contract.

Bodily, a 22-year-old midfielder/attacker originally from Eagle, Idaho who came from the Boise Timbers|Thorns affiliate (Boise Nationals Timbers). Blake was identifed at the youth club's 1st ever Annual college ID camp at 15 years old by Timbers Sporting Director, Mike Smith per recommendation & invite from Eric Simmonsen, Boise Timbers|Thorns; current Director of Coaching and Player Development. Eventually Bodily joined the Timbers Academy in 2014. He spent some time with Timbers2 as a youth, making 33 appearances for the USL side from 2015–2017. He signed with University of Washington in 2016, and, after taking a gap year, he was a consistent presence in all three seasons he played with UW. He will be forgoing his senior year to sign with the Timbers.

Bodily most recently enjoyed a breakout junior season. In 2019, he was the top scorer for the Huskies, netting 12 goals and adding 6 assists over the span of just under 1,400 minutes played. He was a key contributor as the team made a run to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament, falling to eventual champions Georgetown. By the end of the season, he was named the Pac-12 Men’s Soccer Player of the Year, was a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann trophy, and earned first team All-American honors. 

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PLEASE JOIN US IN A COLLECTIVE CHEER TO BLAKE BODILY! 
PROVING THAT DREAMING BEYOND REALITY IS WORTH IT NO MATTER THE OUTCOME.

Blake Bodily joins the following Boise Timbers|Thorns alumni who have achieved professional contracts within the Major Men's and Women's Professional Leagues in America:

LOGAN EMORY

  • University of Portland
  • Currently University of Portland - Womens Asst Coach 
  • Former University of Portland - Mens Asst Coach
  • Former Boise Timbers (Boise Nationals) Staff
  • Puerto Rico Islanders - NASL/USSF Division 2 League
  • FC Toronto - Major League Soccer 

MICHAEL KAFARI

  • University of New Mexico
  • Drafted by Vancouver Whitecaps in 3rd Round of 2014 MLS Draft - Major League Soccer
  • Sporting Kansas City - Major League Soccer
  • Puerto Rico Islanders - NASL
  • Motala FC - Swedish 4th Tier
  • New York Cosmos - NPSL, NASL, NISA - CURRENT

SOFIA HUERTA

  • Santa Clara University
  • Drafted 11th overall in the 2015 NWSL Draft - National Women's Soccer League - Chicago Red Stars (2015-2018)
  • Houston Dash - NWSL - 2018 - Current
  • adidas Sponsored athlete
  • Adelaide United - W-League (Australian Professional League) - 2016-2017
  • Sydney FC - W-League - 2018-2019

Sofia Huerta National Team: 
2012 - United States U20
2012 - Mexico U20
2012 - 2013 - Mexico Women's National Team
2017 - current - United States Women's National Team

MAITE ZABALA

  • University of California - Berkeley
  • Current University of Portland - Womens Asst Coach - NCAA DI
  • Former BTT GK Director and ECNL Coach
  • 1st Round Draft Pick - Women's United Soccer League (WUSA - became NWSL) 
  • Atlanta Beat - WUSA
  • Carolina Courage - WUSA
  • Philadelphia Charge - WUSA
  • Athletic Bilbao - Spanish Super Liga