The Portland Timbers officially released eight players yesterday, including 2010 captain Ian Joy. The other players looking for work are Johan Claesson, Brian Farber, Derek Gaudet, George Josten, Ibad Muhamadu, Keith Savage and Ross Smith.
If you’re not quite ready to let go of USL drama™, Kip Kesgard fills us in at OregonLive.com: The USL and NASL Saga – Timbers leave issues behind, but situation affects MLS long term.
The Oregonian‘s Geoffrey C. Arnold chatted recently with the NBA’s Steve Nash, part owner of the MLS Vancouver Whitecaps, about the Portland-Vancouver rivalry.
mao’s Football Show debuts today on Cascadia.FM at 4pm! The show is hosted by prolific soccer blogger Michael Orr, aka mao, the man behind the indispensable Timbers Offside Blog and the cosmopolitan mao’s Football Blog. Steven Lenhart joins him as co-host. Steven, along with his brother Jim “Lendog” Lenhart, founded the Timbers Army [no, really!]. He’s a long time football fan, and Portland based photographer. The show’s aim is to discuss the Portland Timbers, MLS and international soccer, and feature interviews with in studio guests.
The supporter groups of all the Cascadia clubs; the Timbers Army, Emerald City Supporters, and the Vancouver Southsiders, jointly released a statement yesterday denouncing the rumored move to limit the number of traveling fans at derby matches next year as Portland and Vancouver join Seattle in the MLS. Read the full statement at TimbersArmy.org, and analyses at Dropping Timber and the Portland Timbers Blog at The Offside.
Speaking of supporters groups, on Thursday, November 4 the first Timbers Army First Thursday of the USL to MLS transitional offseason takes place at the Bitter End (1981 W Burnside) – be there at 7:01pm!