Welcome to a special Wednesday edition of the Portland Timbers Roundup.
Though traditionally on Friday, I’ve already gathered enough news and bloggage this week for a roundup, plus I want to remind all Portland Timbers supporters to consider attending the Portland City Council Meeting at 2pm today, Wednesday, January 27th, to support MLS to PDX.
After the meeting, head on up to the Bitter End Pub (1981 W Burnside), which is graciously hosting a post-meeting party. See you there!
And now to the roundup . . .
MLS – the right move for the Rose City!! by Kip Kesgard at Oregonlive.com
Now that we have the final version of the PGE Park stadium operating agreement ready for review by the Portland City Council, the final legislative steps are on the horizon. If this deal is approved the stadium construction can begin to turn the facility into a soccer/football stadium. [More]
Portland Timbers cut a new deal by Floyd McKay at Crosscut.com
Rabid Sounders’ fans will have nothing on the Portland faithful if the past is any prediction of the future. I vividly recall being crammed into a packed stadium to watch the NASL Timbers, waiting for Timber Jim to climb a pole and crank up his chainsaw to celebrate a goal. Corny, of course, but certainly as authentic as a moose! [More]
Sights and sounds from the Timbers’ Open Tryouts at PortlandTimbers.com
Over the weekend, the Timbers held their annual open tryout. Nearly 90 participants from all parts of the Northwest, the United States and even the world, competed through two days of drills and full-field scrimmages. [More]
Timbers Notebook: USL veteran Andrew Gregor retires at PortlandTimbers.com
Earlier this week, former Timbers midfielder Andrew Gregor decided it was time to hang up the boots and retire from the game after 11 pro seasons. The Portland, Ore., native’s accomplished career included three seasons with his hometown club. [More]
Timbers Stadium Construction Update at Dropping Timber
BOOM! Our correspondents are hard at work across the city and the world, bringing you the latest Portland Timbers information. BAM! Whether it is your league goal scoring leader in India, or your number one draft pick get freaky in the mirror, you can count on us to be there holding up the mirror. We report, you decide. [More]
I call this the Doug Zanger section:
My Portland Timbers Tryout by Doug Zanger by Doug Zanger at PDX.FM
I’m not exactly sure when (or why) I decided to sign up for the Portland Timbers open tryout. It was most likely, a quick, “why the heck not” kind of thing. But, it actually did fall in to the theme of my 2010 resolutions: try a few new things here and there. [More]
My Portland Timbers Tryout by Doug Zanger by Zanger at OurPDX
This past weekend was my tryout for the Portland Timbers. As mentioned before, there were a few things that were standing in the way of my potential run for glory — mostly my age: 40. [More]