The Portland Timbers have been getting some off-season press lately:
MLS2PDX: meetings in NYC – (by the Timbers Army’s own Mark Evans) Portland Mercury’s Blogtown, PDX
Seeking Help to Bring an M.L.S. Team to Portland – New York Times
And LAist’s Galaxy: Season Recap says nice things about former Timber, and rising star, Bryan Jordan:
Rising star, forward Bryan Jordan shows a lot of promise. The Southern California native played in eight games after being recalled from the Portland Timbers late in the year. Jordan brought energy and passion whenever he played, demonstrating qualities that are probably best described by the term Cobi-esque. An energetic player, not only did he figure on the offensive side, he also more than contributed on the defensive side. In short, he is the type of player that adds character and personality to a team. Attendees at the town hall meeting appear to recognize his efforts, at one point chanting his name. Arena has previously commented that Jordan is talented and brings a lot of energy to the team, seemingly agreeing with public opinion. More important, it may indicate that fans will get their wish and see Jordan in Galaxy blue-and-gold once again next year.