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Timbers add Scottish defender Steven Smith, waive James Marcelin

The Timbers have made the third roster addition in the past two weeks, as Scottish defender Steven Smith joins the Timbers. Smith played nine seasons in Scotland and England, starting with 55 matches with Rangers, where his side won three Scottish Premier League titles during that time.  Smith was...

Timbers announce exhibitions vs. Valencia and Aston Villa

The Portland Timbers have announced two major exhibitions for the 2012 season, with Spain’s Valencia CF visiting on May 23, and Aston Villa from the English Premier League scheduled to visit on July 24. Valencia competes in Spain’s La Liga, and have won six league titles, and also have...

Timbers host San Jose Monday at JELD-WEN Field in home preseason opener

Timbers host San Jose Monday at JELD-WEN Field in home preseason opener
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...

Timbers introduce Kris Boyd to the Rose City

Timbers introduce Kris Boyd to the Rose City
The Timbers made a few very high-profile signing in the offseason, most notably in forward Kris Boyd, the all-time leading scorer in Scottish Premier League history with 164 goals in 296 appearances.  The 28 year-old joins the Timbers after five seasons with Kilmarnock FC, and four seasons with Celtic...

Timbers sign midfielder Franck Songo’o

Timbers sign midfielder Franck Songo’o
The Portland Timbers have signed Cameroonian midefielder Franck Songo’o.  Songo’o has played in England and Spain over the past six years, and recorded four assists during the preseason matches in Los Angeles earlier this month.  Songo’o has played for Portsmouth, AFC Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Preston North End, and Sheffield...