Scot Thompson Retires from the Portland Timbers by me, here
Portland Timbers defender Scot Thompson announced his retirement from professional soccer last night at a special event held at Kell’s Irish Pub in Portland. Scott played for the Timbers from 2004 through 2010, racking up 156 regular-season matches and 12,994 minutes on the field. [more]
Rumor: Timbers interested in League Two midfielder Lee Hendrie by Dan at Dropping Timber
The Portland Timbers are interested in signing Lee Hendrie, but he would prefer to remain in England.
“Lee Hendrie has dropped a broad hint that he will snub American interest to stick at Valley Parade.
The City midfielder’s short-term deal runs out on January 4 and both San Jose Earthquakes and Portland Timbers are keen to take him to the MLS.” [more]
PGE Park Renovation Update — 11.8.10 by Lucas at The Nerd is the Word
I got a look inside the press box this morning; it currently sits in a state that I’d describe as “gutted” as it awaits refurbishing.
The floor plan of the press boxes will stay essentially the same, with a couple of coaches rooms added (per MLS code) to join the various radio, TV and control rooms. [more]
MLS unveils 2011 Combine, SuperDraft details at PortlandMLS2011.com
NEW YORK – Major League Soccer today announced that the 2011 adidas MLS Player Combine will be held from January 8-11 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., concluding two days prior to the 2011 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas. For the eighth consecutive year, the SuperDraft will be held in conjunction with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention, on January 13 at 12:00 p.m. ET, in Baltimore, Maryland at the Baltimore Convention Center. [more]
Whipsaw Issue 4 submissions needed by shedbhoy at Talk Timbers
“The Whipsaw”, the Timbers Army fanzine, as reviewed in the most recent issue of “In the Streets of Hamburg” the St. Pauli fanzine is looking for articles art, poetry, musings, speculations on player signings etc for the next issue. The theme is “Here We Come.” Gary the Mackem has written a beautiful account of Sunderland’s visit to the Rose City in 2005, so you’ll be proud to have your article published alongside his. [more]
FC Media Question of the Week, South American scouting trip, Lee Hendrie rejection, Ian Joy, 2011 kit launch, Horizon Air?, NerdWord stadium update, SC Eltersdorf, Asamoah Gyan and Sunderland, Wayne Rooney, Champions League, Pippo Inzaghi, Shakhtar Donetsk, FC United of Manchester, MLS awards, Andy Najar, Danny Mwanga, MLS Cup playoffs, Jürgen Klinsmann at Toronto FC, Portland Pilots, Whitecaps season tickets, Pioneers, RainDrops, Steelheads and Volcanos, Green is the
Color. [Listen at Cascadia.FM]