PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers announced today that the club has signed five-year-old goalkeeper Derrick Tellez to a one-game contract, fulfilling his wish to be a Timbers first-team player through Make-A-Wish® Oregon. Leading into Portland’s home game against Orlando City SC on Sunday, Sept. 24, Tellez will participate in his first training session with the team this Friday.
A resident of North Portland, Derrick, who is currently battling a cancerous brain tumor, will receive an exclusive training-day experience with the Timbers on Friday, arriving at the adidas Timbers Training Center with his family to meet his new coaches, teammates and staff during a tour of the training center. 
“We are thrilled to welcome Derrick to the club and help make his wish to sign with the Portland Timbers a reality for him and his family,” said Gavin Wilkinson, general manager and president of soccer for the Timbers.
Derrick will also be greeted with …
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