Saturday May 30th will be a lovely day for a tailgate. And then at 7pm the Vancouver Whitecaps visit PGE Park to face the Timbers in the teams’ second match up of the year. Vancouver, perennially a good team, is one point behind Portland in the standings. This will be a great match.
The Timbers return to the field Sunday, May 31st at 5pm to take on the Club America Reserves in a friendly exhibition match. Expect, and enjoy, a large, raucous crowd – these exhibition matches against Mexican teams always deliver in that department. We’ll probably get to see all the way to the end of the Timbers’ bench for this one, due to the rather important match against Vancouver less than 24 hours earlier, so study up!
The Timbers are coming off a fantastic weekend in Puerto Rico. La Tropa Naranja was sin suerte ante Portland – the teams drew in the first match 1-1, but the Timbers snatched 3 points in the second in Bayamón 2-1 – our first win in Puerto Rico since the Naranjas entered the league.
The other big Timbers news this week was the official announcement of a July 25th friendly against the recently promoted Burnley Football Club of England’s Championship League – next year they’ll be playing against the big boys in the Premiership. This summer they’ll be facing the Timbers at PGE Park!