The big news this week is that the City has completed the deal to bring Major League Soccer to Portland. There’s another hoop to jump through though (as always it seems) – the City Council vote next Wednesday, January 27th. As they have been throughout the process, Timbers supporters will be showing their support at the meeting. Afterwards head on up to the Bitter End Pub (1891 W Burnside) for a post-meeting party!
Are you ready for the roundup? It’s a big un . . .
Major League Soccer deal has new guarantee, political support by Ann Saker at The Oregonian
The proposed final agreement to convert PGE Park to a Major League Soccer stadium goes before the Portland City Council next week with enough political muscle to pass and with new guarantees from franchise owner Merritt Paulson to cover the costs of the renovation. [More]
Timbers name Gavin Wilkinson Technical Director at PortlandMLS2011.com
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers announced today the club has appointed Gavin Wilkinson as the Technical Director for the Timbers’ Major League Soccer franchise, which is slated to begin play in 2011. Timbers president Merritt Paulson made the announcement. [More]
Timbers tidbits for a rainy day by Kip Kesgard at Oregonlive.com
Soon enough, the blustery winter weather turns towards the spring showers, and that means Timbers season is coming soon! With all the offseason craziness now settled, it appears that everything is progressing along nicely for the 2010 campaign. There is plenty to talk about with the Timbers on the stadium front, scheduling, and player news. [More]
The Life of a Soccer Wife: Our BIG News! by Laura Kristi at The CRONicles of Laura
My husband officially re-signed with the Portland Timbers and we couldn’t be happier about it. It’s funny, I had never even visited Oregon before our move from LA last March… but now, only 10 months later, it feels like the place we can call home. [More]
Vancouver, Portland Take Step In Right Direction at WVHooligan
Both Vancouver and Portland may be a little over a year away from putting a Major League Soccer club on the field but both took a big step forward this past week in hiring technical directors. [More]
KNOW YOUR SGs: Timbers Army by Nate Scadlock at Major League Soccer (MLS) Rumors
Describe the Timbers Army…What do you guys offer to your team and fellow fans?
The Timbers Army is welcoming to all and one of the most loyal, if not the most loyal, supporters group in North America. To the team we offer 90 minutes of the most intimidating atmosphere you’ll find in the US. To the fans we offer 90 minutes of insanity. [More]
Warner hopes to carve role in RSL midfield by John Coon at Major League Soccer
SANDY, Utah — There was a time when [former Portland Timbers U23 player] Collen Warner thought that the next stage in his soccer career lay in Europe. The University of Portland midfielder had decided to leave the United States and try his luck as a trialist with a European club. [More]
From all walks, hopefuls share one common goal at PortlandTimbers.com
They come from as many as five different countries and bring with them an array of backgrounds. But the dozens of strangers at the Timbers open tryout this weekend will share one common goal as they take the field under watchful eyes.
Over the two-day open tryout, hopefuls will showcase their talents through a series of drills, small sided games and full competitive matches, looking to standout among the crowd for the Timbers coaching staff. [More]