Now we know that the season will happen (see last week’s roundup), we await the release of the season schedule so we can begin planning our spring and summer. Last year the schedule was released on January 23rd; I have my doubts we will know it that early this year, but stay tuned.
Before we get to the roundup, there are two important Timbers related events in the next week:
- January 16: Timbers Army January Third Saturday
- January 20: City Council Meeting where final PGE Park renovation plans will be be debated [Update: this looks like it has been postponed – I’ll update when I know more]
And now to the roundup:
Old Growth Timber? by Zanger at OurPDX
That’s what it’s costing for me to participate in the Portland Timbers open tryout at the end of the month. I love soccer and can’t wait to get out there with everyone to see how I fare. There is one small thing to consider, though.
I’m 40 years old. [More]
Now That The Dispute Dust Has Settled A Bit by Kip Kesgard at OregonLive.com
Now that the USL and NASL dispute has been resolved and all parties have a stopgap agreement for the 2010 season, commentaries are appearing on the Interweb about the results. [More]
Danny Mwanga could go No. 1 in MLS SuperDraft, and Timbers are watching [he did go #1] by Geoffrey C. Arnold at The Oregonian
Danny Mwanga of Portland is expected to be among the first players — and quite possibly the first — chosen as Major League Soccer holds its SuperDraft of college and youth soccer players today in Philadelphia. [More]
Timbers U-23s’ Warner selected in 2010 MLS SuperDraft at PortlandTimbers.com
PORTLAND, Ore. – Forward Collen Warner, a member of the Timbers U-23s inaugural team in 2009, today took the first step towards his professional soccer career. The Univ. of Portland standout was selected No. 15 overall in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. [More]