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Jorge Villafana joins PDX FC as the club's new men's team head coach

PDX FC is thrilled to announce the appointment of former Portland Timbers great, Jorge Villafana as the club’s next men’s team head coach. Jorge will step into the coaching ranks with PDX FC, after an illustrious professional career featuring time with the Portland Timbers, LA Galaxy, Santos Laguna, and the USA National Team. 

Portland soccer fans will  remember Jorge for his pivotal role in helping lead the Timbers to the 2015 MLS Cup. In 2018, he went on to win the Liga MX Clausura with Santos Laguna. The decorated professional was also a member of the USA National Team’s 2017 Gold Cup Title team and received 20+ national team caps. Jorge’s professional career began back in 2007, when he won the Sueno MLS reality show, earning a contract with Chivas USA. 

Jorge becomes the 2nd head coach in PDX FC history, succeeding Luke Babson who has served in the role since the club’s inception in 2017. Babson’s role with the club will be elevated to GM/Technical Director heading into the 2024 season. 

“As the club has grown we have been seeking ways to bolster our staff, and couldn’t be happier to bring Jorge on board. His professional experience speaks for itself, and his vision for developing talent aligns perfectly with our goals”, said Babson. “I’m very excited to begin working alongside Jorge to provide a top class experience for PDX FC players and supporters” 

Jorge currently holds a B Coaching License from the United States Soccer Federation. 

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements about PDX FC men’s & women’s tryouts, schedule, and season tickets coming soon! 


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