Join the Oregon Encyclopedia project this Tuesday, March 29 at the McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale (2126 SW Halsey) for a special OE History Night presentation, Soccer City, USA: The Birth and Rise of the Portland Timbers.
Michael Orr takes a look back at the first season of the Timbers team in 1975, a season so successful that it landed the Timbers in the NASL Soccer Bowl and earned Portland the nickname “Soccer City USA.” Learn more about the team that inspired huge crowds and featured stars like Peter Withe and Willie Anderson.
Michael is managing writer and editor at the Portland startup FC Media, which is dedicated to documenting Timbers history. He is currently writing a history of the inaugural 1975 NASL Portland Timbers season. Michael also hosts the radio show mao’s Football, maintains a blog of the same name, and writes for the Timbers blog at The Offside and other publications.
The presentation starts at 6:30pm in the Edgefield Power Station Theater. All ages are welcome and admission is free, but bring a canned good to donate to SnowCap Community Charities.