This weekend Heather and I are embarking on our first camping adventure of 2010, so unfortunately we’re going to miss this weekend’s Timbers events – don’t forget Saturday, You Are Timbers History!
And then Sunday, the Portland Timbers should be relatively well rested as they take on the Carolina Railhawks, who feature former Timber David Hayes, at PGE Park at 6pm. The Timbers have not played since last weekend’s delightful friendly against Boca Juniors.
And now, to the roundup . . .
Timbers looking to re-launch their season after big win; news, notes and links by Geoffrey C. Arnold at The Oregonian
The way the Timbers celebrated Rodrigo Lopez’s game-winning goal, you would have thought they had won the league championship.
Lopez was mobbed by his giddy teammates on the sideline, and it was if all the problems, worry and negativity that was growing nearly as fast as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico during the month of May was vaporized during that moment. [more]
Timbers begin U.S. Open Cup play June 15 by Geoffrey C. Arnold at The Oregonian
The Timbers will host the Sonoma County Sol in the first round of the U.S. Open Cup play, the club announced. The Timbers will face the Sol on Tuesday, June 15 at PGE Park.
The Timbers, one of 32 clubs from lower division leagues in the first-round competition, should easily beat the Sol. [more]
Timbers Jersey Display at Nike World Headquaters by paulsepp at Dropping Timbers
We attended the Boca Junior’s practice at Nike World Headquarters last week and decided to explore the campus a bit. The campus includes many sports fields including perfect pitches, where some of the best youth teams across the US were playing in a Man U sponsored tourney. The Nike Campus is filled with bright shinny fancy things like huge office buildings, life-size bronze statues and some of the best sports memorabilia you could ever find on the planet. [read the rest for a photo gallery, including the first Nike soccer uniform – for the Portland Timbers!]
World Cup Madness – Rowdies Style by mao at Portland Timbers USL blog at The Offside
The Rowdies, well known among Timbers supporters, are hosting a major bracket challenge and called it World Cup Madness. Their goal is to enlist 100 supporters at $5 per entry with the proceeds going directly to the Timbers Army Tifo Fund. To date the Rowdies have reached 25% of their stated goal with a full week left before the games begin. [more]
And finally, a World Cup match blast from the past (2002), by Timbers player Takayuki Suzuki. Have a great weekend!