The Portland Timbers host the Puerto Rico Islanders tonight in what will be the final USL Timbers game at PGE Park. The Timbers go on the road after Thursday for the last four matches of the season to allow renovation work on the park to prepare it for 2011 and the MLS. Home playoff games will be played elsewhere this year (Hillsboro Stadium and Merlo Field have been mentioned).
Portland and Puerto Rico are third and fourth in the USL Standings (fourth and sixth, respectively, in USSF D-2). The Islanders arrive Thursday in great form – sporting a nine-game unbeaten streak! [I misread the stats – sorry!]decent form, only having lost once in the past six matches (3-2 to the Railhawks), drawing four times (1-1 each time), and beating Austin 2-0. Meanwhile the Timbers are in fine form, undefeated in the past six matches with three wins and three draws.
Game 26: Portland Timbers v. Puerto Rico Islanders by mao at Portland Timbers USL Blog at The Offside
Game Preview: The Last Home Game by Kevin at Dropping Timber
Timbers face Islanders on Fan Appreciation Night Thursday at PortlandTimbers.com
Portland Timbers look to maintain momentum against Puerto Rico by Geoffrey C. Arnold at The Oregonian