Portland Timbers Roundup (14-January-2011)

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MLS SuperDraft News

Timbers Land Darlington Nagbe in SuperDraft by mao at the Portland Timbers blog at The Offside

Portland Timbers were busy with trades throughout the MLS SuperDraft but not until after drafting the top collegiate player in 2010, Darlington Nagbe. [more]

More analyses of the Darlington Nagbe pick:

Tulsa’s Chris Taylor Selected as No. 22 MLS Draft Pick Today at GTR Newspapers

Tulsa, Oklahoma – University of Tulsa men’s soccer standout Chris Taylor was selected in the second round as the No. 22 overall pick in today’s Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Taylor was picked up by the Portland Timbers. [more]

Player News

Portland Signs Kenny Cooper from 1860 Munich by mao at the Portland Timbers blog at The Offside

In addition to the drafting of Darlington Nagbe, Portland Timbers today landed Kenny Cooper from 1860 Munich. According to statements from the German club and his agent, Cooper has agreed to terms with the Timbers and will be joining the club ahead of the 2011 season. [more]

2011 Preseason Speculation

Grande Sports World Welcomes Wellington Tornadoes from New Zealand at Grande Sports World

. . . This is the first of two New Zealand clubs coming to GSW this year. The second group will be arriving in late February where they will play the RSL-AZ U18 Academy and the Portland Timbers from MLS. [more]

Will KC play Portland, Los Angeles and Montreal this preseason? at The Kansas City Star

Whatever, here goes: So, Mike at Down The Byline has linked to a podcast where the captain of the Montreal Impact, Nevio Pizzolitto, reveals that there will be a four-team tournament in Arizona this preseason involving Sporting Kansas City, Montreal, the Portland Timbers and Los Angeles Galaxy. [more]

Supporter News

Timbers ArmyTimbers Army 3rd Saturday

The first Timbers Army 3rd Saturday of 2011 takes place on the 15th at the Landmark Saloon (4847 SE Division) . . .
“They got’s great beer, great booze, great vegan options (kinda of funny for a Casper saloon at the end of a cattle drive), and some of the sweetest steel guitar this side of the Rio Grande!” [more]

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