This little dude is 5 year old Derrick Tellez and he is battling a a cancerous brain tumor. But this weekend that will be the furthest thing from Derrick's mind as he lives out his dream to play for the Portland Timbers. Thanks to the amazing Make-A-Wish Foundation the Timber's have signed him to a one game contract for Portland’s home game against Orlando City SC this Sunday, Sept. 24.
Derrick's amazing weekend begins this Friday when he'll arrive at the adidas Timbers Training Center with his family to meet his new coaches, teammates and staff during a tour of the training center. He'll also be greeted with a customized locker with personalized jerseys for him and his seven-year-old brother, Josue. Both players will join the Timbers goalkeepers and goalkeeper coach Adin Brown for drills during the team’s training session. Prior to the training session, Derrick will be included in the Timbers’ official team photo as a member of the first-team squad.