Ghana winger Yartey to mark Portland Timbers debut against FC Dallas on Sunday


Ishmael Yartey

Ishmael Yartey

Ghana winger Ishmael Yartey is set to make his home debut for Portland Timbers against FC Dallas on Sunday.

The 25-year-old will arrive in Oregon on Thursday night to kick-start his loan spell with the Timbers.

The Ghanaian international will hold his first training session with his new side at the Providence Park on Friday.

He is available for selection after receiving his working permit.

Yartey joined the side late March on a season-long loan with a transfer option from French Lique 1 outfit Sochaux.

Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter has made no secret about the fact that the team is looking to add attacking players to their roster and Yartey is a speedy winger who would immediately provide much needed depth.

The versatility of the Ghanaian is what makes him such a weapon as he can play on both the right and left flank, as well as a striker.

While Yartey has yet to represent Ghana at the senior level, he did play for his country at the U-17 stage where he excelled.


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