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Villyan Bijev

Position: Midfielder
Height: 6-1
Weight: 170
Born: January 3, 1993 in Sofia, Bulgaria
Hometown: Sofia, Bulgaria
Previous Club: Portland Timbers 2
College: n/a

Villyan Bijev

Career

Club:

2017: Made 23 appearances for Portland Timbers 2 ... Led the club in goals with seven on the season ... Played 19 minutes as a second-half substitute for the Timbers (MLS) in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match against Seattle Sounders FC on Jun. 13.

2016: Appeared in 29 matches, including 23 starts, in his first season with T2 ... Led the club in both goals and assists with eight and 10 respectively ... Led the USL with 10 assists, helping him earn a spot on the USL All-League First Team ... Earned USL Team of the Week honors in Week 20.

2012-15: Trialed with Liverpool U18s and was loaned to Fortuna Düsseldorf in Germany as a youth player ... Spent three seasons in the Bulgarian First Division with Slavia Sofia and Cherno More.

Personal:

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Bijev moved to Fresno, Calif., as a child ... Played for Cal Odyssey U-18/19 as part of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy ... Has made appearances with the U.S. U-18 and U-20 National Teams as well as for the Bulgaria U-21 National Team.

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