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The BIG news? The vote is in! And the verdict? . . .
Portland City Council approves soccer deal for PGE Park by James Mayer at The Oregonian
The City Council on Wednesday approved a $31 million agreement with Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson to renovate PGE Park for Major League Soccer, clearing the way for Portland to become a two-major-league-sports city in 2011. [More]
Finally, MLS comes to Portland (and other Timbers news) by Kip Kesgard at OregonLive.com
In big Timbers news, the Portland City Council provided their official approval of the operating deal between the city and Peregine Sports to bring MLS to the Rose City. The resolution passed by a four to one vote, with Commissioner Amanda Fritz providing the single no vote. [More]
Portland Timbers officially launch MLS work by Rachel Bachman at The Oregonian
As Merritt Paulson faced 50 PGE Park employees Thursday morning in the first official staff meeting of the Major League Soccer Portland Timbers, he spoke in grand terms of the franchise that begins play in 2011. [More]
Portland Timbers Look To Destroy FC Seattle In 2011 by Joe O’Neill at Bleacher Report
With your X-Box sponsorship. Your puke green uniforms. Your Drew Carey ownership.
Get ready for some real soccer.
Some Pacific Northwest soccer.
Some cleats up, your-going-home-in-a-Portland-ambulance, style of soccer. [More]
Timbers Abroad – You can not stop Mandjou Keita by paulsepp at Dropping Timber
Game 1 Salgaocar 2 – Mohun Bagan 1
Salgaocar went down one goal early, but two later goals by Salgaocar gave them the much needed three points. Keita scored one those goals in the 44th minute against Mohun. [More]
Sights and sounds from the Timbers’ invite combine at PortlandTimbers.com
Last weekend, the Timbers conducted their annual invite-only combine in Portland, Ore. Roughly 70 prospects attended the combine, and they were put through an intense two days of exercises and scrimmages. [More]
LA’s Saunders relives MLS Cup Final by Larry Morgan at MLSnet.com
CARSON, Calif. — Los Angeles Galaxy [and former Portland Timber] goalkeeper Josh Saunders has replayed last November’s MLS Cup Final against Real Salt Lake only a couple of times in his mind and he’s watched just one replay. That’s more than enough, as far as he’s concerned. [More]