The Offside Timbers blog has been revived! Mao, of Mao’s Football (and @maofootball on twitter), has taken over for Bob Kellet (who is now writing again at The Woodwork).
Mao’s first two posts cover the pre-season:
Timbers Wrapping Up Pre-Season by mao at Timbers at The Offside
With April now just a single day away, the Portland Timbers find themselves with less than three weeks before their 2010 season opener against Rochester Rhinos on April 17. The Timbers have had a very successful offseason and pre-season to date with new player signings, friendlies and training camps. Lots of good work has gone into Portland’s last season in America’s second division and all signs are pointing to another strong season in the Rose City. [More]
Weekend in Bremerton by mao at Timbers at The Offside
A weekend in Bremerton, Washington is not most people’s idea of a good time. But the Portland Timbers are spending the latter part of this week and weekend across the Sound from Seattle as training camp continues. The highlight of the wee trip to the north is a friendly on Saturday at Memorial Stadium between the Timbers and Kitsap Pumas. [More]
Great news on this year’s NASL/USL, aka USSF D-II, broadcast availability:
All USSF D-II Matches Will Be Available Online, TV & Website News at NASL News
Good news for fans of 2nd Division soccer in the United States. Every USSD2 match will be available via online stream for free. The system will be similar to USLLive.com last season and will controlled by the US Soccer Federation. An announcement is expected next week as the USSF is currently working to finalize a media partner and to secure advertisers to help offset cost. [More]
And some nice coverage for the Timbers Army!
The team, the town, and the Timbers’ Army by Suzy Vitello Soulé at GoodnessPortland.com
Are they out yet? The scarf-snapping rowdies who swarm PGE Park during the fairer months? In the same way that blooming rhododendrons and azaleas harken the onslaught of spring in Portland, the chanting, swaggering, jolly bustle of Timbers’ fans peppering Goose Hollow with tailgate parties are a signal of every PGE-based match from April to October. [More]
There was more Timbers news this week than could be contained in a single post – be sure to also check out the Tuesday Timbers Tidbits (03/30/2010) for even more Timbers news.
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