The Portland Timbers have added two Argentine players to their roster — forward Gaston Fernandez and center back Norberto Paparatto.

Fernanez, 30, is from Buenos Aires and has spent his career in Argentina and Mexico.

Paparatto, also 30, is from Androgue and has been with Club Atletico Tigre of Argentina's first division since 2007.

Meanwhile, the Timbers have loaned 22-year-old forward Jose Valencia to Olimpo de Bahia Blanca, an Argentine first division club, for the season.

And the club has signed defender Bryan Gallego as a "homegrown" player. Portland acquired his rights from the New York Red Bulls in December 2012. Gallego, 20, played at the University of Akron for Timbers coach Caleb Porter. Gallego is from Kennelon, N.J., and was with the Timbers U-23 team in 2013.

  • • The Nike Hoop Summit will be back for a 17th year, with a game on Saturday, April 12 at 4:30 p.m. at Moda Center.

    The event is for highly rated high school seniors in boys basketball from around the country, who compete against a select team of international players age 19 or younger.

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