Portland Timbers have questions to answer in Boca exhibition by Geoffrey C. Arnold at The Oregonian
The Timbers’ exhibition soccer game against the Boca Juniors Saturday has taken on a greater urgency.
The struggling Timbers, winless in the month of May, are lacking chemistry and cohesion and a shake-up could be coming if the team’s fortunes don’t change soon. [more]
Tune in tomorrow for a match day preview with more on Portland vs. Boca Juniors.
Yet another friendly has been announced, this one for July:
Getting all kinds of Friendly – Club Deportivo Atlas by paulsepp at Dropping Timber
The Timbers made another friendly announcement today, Club Deportivo Atlas of Guadalajara, Mexico – one of Portland’s sister cities, will play the Timbers Sunday July 11th at PGE Park. Some of the proceeds from this match will fund the construction of a sustainable education based center in Guadalajara.
The front office has already lined up matches with a Costa Rican club, Argentinian club, and an English side. There is also rumor that they are in the works on a fifth friendly to top it it off. [more]
‘Fantastic’ is not how I’d describe the Timbers’ play while Gavin was away . . .
Timbers Insider: Wilkinson calls Ghana trip ‘fantastic’; news, notes and links by Geoffrey C. Arnold at The Oregonian
Concluding his search for the next Michael Essien-like player during his weeklong scouting trip to Ghana Monday, Timbers coach Gavin Wilkinson said he was pleased with his journey to the coastal country in West Africa.
“It was a fantastic trip,” Wilkinson said by telephone from Ghana Monday. “I saw some completely different types of players and some exciting ones, too.” [more]
In the Timbers history department:
On This Day May 27th in………………………… by kurtschubothe at Throw Ins
On this Day May 27th in 1975 the Timbers win in overtime 3-2 over Rochester at Civic Stadium in Portland. Timber goals by Brian Godfrey, Peter Withe and Willie Anderson.
The following is from the Oregon Journal. [more]
And don’t forget you can do your own part to collect Timbers history:
Portland Timbers fan and photographer Steven Lenhart, in conjunction with Michael Orr and Matthew Speakman, is creating a visual history of the Portland Timbers.
And they would like your help. [more]
The Timbers’ new MLS 2011 crest will be unveiled at Director Park downtown at half time of the USA vs England World Cup match on Saturday, June 12th. The team has released the first of a series of video clues to what inspires the new crest: