The Portland Timbers followed up last Thursday’s respectable 1-1 draw against Austin with a firecracker of a match on Sunday: a 3-0 drubbing of Crystal Palace Baltimore. Ryan Pore scored a goal in open play (as opposed to from the the penalty spot), and Bright Dike powered in a brace – his fifth and 6th goal in the last 7 games. All before the season’s third sell out crowd (15,1418) at PGE Park.
How about some highlights?
The Timbers’ next opponent is Puerto Rico, who they face on Thursday, September 2 2010 at 7pm, in the last ever USL Portland Timbers match at PGE Park – you won’t want to miss it. Timber Jim’s has a special request to fans:
Please bring a large Sunflower to this historic event.
At the 80th minute we will sing “You are my Sunshine” and display these tokens of our affection until the end of the match.
Sunflowers will be collected and given to players and coaches as the Timbers pass the Timbers Army.
In player news, Futty Danso has been called up by his national side – Gambia. Better know a Timber – Kevin Goldthwaite, at Dropping Timber. And also read Michael Orr’s Return of Goldthwaite at FC Media – Kevin Goldthwaite is one of several players in Portland Timber history to have played more than once for the Portland Timbers over his career. And Matt Pyzdrowski gives us a Clean Sheet update.
And a project, spearheaded by volunteers, to create Google map Footie Fan Guide to Portland, OR, is making progress. Check out the map to find the places and businesses that matter most to the fans and the teams of professional and college soccer in and around Portland, Oregon.