It’s been an uncharacteristically slow week in terms of Timbers news, but I’ve assembled a small collection of miscellanea.
Let’s start on the business end of things
Timbers announce founding partnership with KeyBank at PortlandTimbers.com
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Timbers today announced that KeyBank will be the exclusive banking partner for the Major League Soccer (MLS) team as it begins play in 2011.
As part of the multi-year Founding Partnership, the KeyBank Club and KeyBank Plaza will be featured as prominent additions to a newly renovated stadium for the Timbers. The partnership also includes fully integrated, co-marketing initiatives and an emphasis on youth-focused community programs. [more]
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Mao’s Football Show to Debut on Cascadia.FM by me, Dave Knows Portland
mao’s Football Show will broadcast live every Tuesday from 4-5pm on Cascadia.FM, starting on election day, November 2 2010. . . .
Michael Orr, aka mao, is a prolific soccer blogger. He is the man behind the indispensable Timbers Offside Blog and the cosmopolitan mao’s Football Blog.
Steven Lenhart, along with his brother Jim “Lendog” Lenhart, founded the Timbers Army [no, really!]. He’s a long time football fan, and Portland based photographer. [more]
90 with forward Bright Dike at PortlandTimbers.com
This week, it’s forward Bright Dike’s turn to go under the spotlight and up against the clock as the club’s first Major League Soccer players are featured in a get-to-know-you, rapid-fire series, called “90 seconds.” [more]
And in case you missed it earlier this week, check out Tuesday Timbers Tidbits (10/26/2010) for news on Alex Nimo’s arguably injudicious declarations, Byron Alvarez, and the MLS Expansion Draft. And visit Dropping Timber for some armchair GMing and more tidbits.