Bayside’s Derek Gaudet made his first appearance in the United Soccer Leagues First Division on the weekend.

The five-foot-seven midfielder started for the Portland Timbers in a 2-0 road victory over the Minnesota Stars.

The Timbers are 4-5-4, tied for seventh in the league.

Gaudet is a one-time Toronto FC midfielder who was named MVP of the Nova Scotia Soccer League Premiership with Halifax Dunbrack last summer.