Bill Tuiloma, the New Zealand international footballer, has a new team in United States. The defender has left Portland Timbers, where he spent six years, to join Charlotte FC, that is preparing for the start of the 2023 season.
Tuiloma’s move to Charlotte FC was completed last 16th February and it is reported that Portland Timbers will receive around 1.27 million NZD for the transfer, with potential add-ons of up to 160k NZD.
Tuiloma’s time with Portland Timbers was successful, as he helped the team win the Western Conference Championship in 2018 and reach the MLS Cup Final that same year. He also made over 100 appearances for the club in all competitions, establishing himself as a key member of the team. Prior to his time in the United States, Tuiloma played in French football for Marseille and Strasbourg.
Tuiloma has also been a regular member of the New Zealand national team, known as the All Whites. He has represented his country on 36 occasions, scoring four goals in the process.
At 27 years old, Tuiloma still has plenty of time to make an impact in Major League Soccer with his new club. His experience in French football and success with Portland Timbers will make him a valuable addition to the Charlotte FC squad, and fans of the club will be excited to see what he can bring to the team.