The Portland Timbers won a road game! Yup, on Saturday, August 14 the team traveled to Missouri and upended AC St. Louis 1-0. Bright Dike got the goal, and new Timber Ibad Muhamadu had a good showing, taking five shots and testing the defense all night. With the win, the Timbers find themselves in fourth place in USSF Division 2, and third in the USL Conference.
We learned last week that Wayne Rooney’s brother John is on trial with the Timbers, so this isn’t new news, but now the BBC is reporting on our humble burg’s team, so I thought I’d mention it again: Macclesfield’s John Rooney in Portland Timbers trial .
In other potential player news, there is speculation that Thabiso Khumalo could be joining the Timbers as well.
On the MLS front, Kip Kesgard at the OregonLive.com Timbers Blog updates us on the team’s momentum, and tells us more about the new coach.
Newish Portland news website EnzymePDX has a couple stories on the Timbers, one about new MLS coach John Spencer and his efforts to win over the Timbers Army, and another about Dike Bright’s hot foot.
The Portland Mercury is looking for a new Timbers blogger again; Brian Costello has moved on. Anyone Interested?
And Beyond the Beat with Oregon Sports is covering the Timbers now too. Writer Ben Bradea introduces himself here, and meets John Spencer here.
And finally, the Timbers front office is apparently sending out special gifts to media types. I’m still waiting for mine . . .
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