Catching up on pre-season matches and training The Timbers are in Ventura, California for their first official MLS training camp, with their first pre-season match coming up on Friday, February 4 against the Ventura County Fusion. As of now, the following pre-season matches and scrimmages have been announced:
The Timbers announced that they have surpassed 11,000 season tickets for the 2011 season, with 72 days left to go before the home opener at PGE Park on Thursday, April 14 against the Chicago Fire.
The Timbers and Alaska Airlines announced a contest for fans to design the Timbers-branded Alaska Airlines plane. The contest is open until February 15, and templates for download are available for download from the link below.
The Timbers and the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District announced a 10 year partnership featuring the construction of a new training facility that will be located in Beaverton.
Former Timbers forward Scot Thompson has been named the Timbers official community ambassador as the Timbers prepare for their first season in MLS in 2011.
The Portland Timbers had the second pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, but must feel like they were number one on the list as 2010 Hermann Trophy winner striker and midfielder Darlington Nagbe surprisingly fell to them at number two as Vancouver chose Omar Salgado with their first pick....
It has been reported (though not yet confirmed by the team) that the Timbers have acquired 1860 Munich forward Kenny Cooper. Cooper played for FC Dallas until 2008, but suffered a broken tibia in 2007, but was named comeback player of the year in 2008, scoring 18 goals in...
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The Portland Timbers website continues to offer great coverage of progress at the (current) PGE Park, with the latest update showing the construction from the air, with the progress on the east side grandstand showing nicely, as well as the curved grandstand in the southeast corner.
In another clear sign that we have entered another era for the Portland Timbers, there will be a Timbers-specific store in downtown Portland, which is schedule to open this Friday, December 10, at 10 am. The store is located at 519 SW 6th avenue. The opening coincides with the...