Darlington Nagbe against San Jose in 2011

The 2012 Portland Timbers will make their first preseason appearance at home Monday as they host a four-team preseason tournament at JELD-WEN Field.

The Timbers are hosting three teams for the tournament as Chivas USA and the San Jose Earthquakes from Major League Soccer will take part, as well as Sweden’s AIK. AIK (full name Allmänna Idrottsklubben) is one of the most successful clubs in Sweden with 11 league titles, and participated in the UEFA Champions League in 2011-12.

The tournament will have three doubleheaders starting with Monday’s AIK vs. San Jose match at 5:00, with the Timbers playing San Jose at 7:30. The Timbers will play Chivas USA on Thursday at 7:30, then AIK on Sunday at 5:00.

Here are some previews from the Timbers site and Stumptown Footy. This site will have photos and match reports for both of Monday’s matches.

Timbers to host four-team preseason tournament at JELD-WEN Field:
http://www.portlandtimbers.com/news/2012/02/ticket-update-timbers-host-four-team-preseason-tournament-jeld-wen-field

Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes Preview Interview with Robert Jonas:
http://www.stumptownfooty.com/2012/2/26/2826532/portland-timbers-vs-san-jose-earthquakes-preview-interview-with

Nyheter Från Sverige – News From Sweden:
http://www.stumptownfooty.com/2012/2/25/2824666/nyheter-fran-sverige-news-from-sweden