We’re gonna win the league(s)!
Crystal Palace Baltimore
AC St. Louis
Puerto Rico Islanders
Tampa Bay Rowdies
The table above shows the new combined NASL/USL league divisions established for the 2010 season (for more details read the articles linked to below!)
Timbers Notebook: 2010 to offer similar, but different feel at PortlandTimbers.com
On the field, the Timbers’ 2010 season will feel the same, and in some ways look the same, as in seasons past. The Timbers will play in a league with familiar foes, such as Puerto Rico, Montreal, Rochester and rival Vancouver, but the new year sees changes made to U.S. Soccer’s Division 2. [More]
Is there light on the horizon? It appears so! by Kip Kesgard at Oregonlive.com
Previously, in the Portland Timbers soap opera… the Timbers had released their stadium plans for the PGE Park redesign, while work continued on the entire stadium operating agreement to allow work to start to meet the 2011 MLS season deadline. Meanwhile, in the backdrop, the battle for second division supremacy between the USL and NASL was dealt a blow when the United States Soccer Federation declined to sanction both leagues for the 2010 season. The USSF gave each side seven days to work out a compromise with the other side, and then present a unified plan for the 2010 season. We heard some news on January 6th on both fronts that show progress is being made. The saga continues… [More]
Dispute settled, Portland Timbers will play in 2010 by Geoffrey C. Arnold at The Oregonian
The Portland Timbers will play a 2010 soccer season.
A dispute inside the United Soccer Leagues had placed the Timbers’ 2010 season on hold, but the disagreement was resolved, Sunil Gulati, president of the United States Soccer Federation, said Thursday. [More]
Timbers’ Open Tryout reaches limit as combines near at PortlandTimbers.com
PORTLAND, Ore. – In just a few weeks, the Timbers will conduct their annual Open Tryout and Invite-Only Combine as the club scouts talent for 2010. The club’s Open Tryout has reached capacity with hopefuls looking to make the roster; limited space remains for the Invite Combine. [More]
Major League Soccer deal expected next week, Portland Mayor Sam Adams says by Anne Saker at The Oregonian
Mayor Sam Adams said Wednesday negotiators are pushing through months of delay and by next week will finish the final $31 million deal to refurbish PGE Park in time for an April 2011 season opener for Major League Soccer.
“I feel like we’re in the zone,” Adams said. [More]
Sabrina Miller’s “10 Fun Things I Did In 2009″ List: Part 2 of 2 by Sabrina Miller at Portland Sucks
I’ll be honest, I knew dick about soccer before about 12 months ago. I knew that we had a soccer team here in Portland, but didn’t know anything about them or who the Timbers Army were. That all changed once I attended the rally last March. [More]
And the Keita watch continues . . . with more heroics at India’s 31st Federation Cup tournament.
Federation Cup: Salgaocar’s Keita Denies Viva Kerala Victory by Rahul Sengupta at Goal.com
Viva Kerala and Salgaocar battled in the last group A game which was rather inconsequential given that East Bengal already qualified for the semi-finals after beating JCT. [More]