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marked the first time in the former Oregon State forward’s career that he’s notched two goals in a game and, for his efforts, he earned the NASR’s MLS Player of the Week award. Earlier in the week, he became the third Timbers player to win the award and the second in consecutive weeks; captain Will Johnson received the honor in Week 5 following his two-goal performance against Colorado. Through five games, the Timbers (1-1-3, 6pts) have averaged a league-best 513.4 pass attempts per match while scoring nine goals in just five games. When compared to the team’s MLS history since the start of the 2011 season, Portland’s first five games of the 2013 season have easily outpaced the first five games of previous seasons in several notable categories including shots (72), possession (58.7 percent) and passing accuracy (79.8 percent).

Against the Earthquakes

In five regular-season matches since the start of the 2011 MLS season, Portland has never lost to San Jose. The Timbers have a 1-0-4 all-time record against the Earthquakes, most recently earning a come-from-behind, 1-1 draw in the last game of the 2012 season on Oct. 27 at JELD-WEN Field as Bright Dike notched the equalizer in the 67th minute. Last year, the Timbers made a habit of jumping on the ‘Quakes early, scoring first in two of the three contests, including a 2-1 win on July 3, 2012, that featured a combined 36 shots. Oct. 27, 2012 at JELD-WEN Field (Portland, Ore.)

Portland 1, San Jose 1 Scoring:

Major Changes

POR – Dike (unassisted) 67 SJ – Wondolowski (penalty kick) 24

OUT: M Joey Gjertsen (Option declined), M Khari Stephenson (Option declined), D Tim Ward (Option declined), D Ike Opara (Trade to Sporting KC), M Simon Dawkins (Loan ended) IN: D Dan Gargan (Re-Entry Draft Stage 2), D Ty Harden (Re-Entry Draft Stage 2), F Mike Fucito (Trade from Portland), D Peter McGlynn (Supplemental Draft), D Nana Attakora (Transfer from FC Haka), M Cordell Cato (Trade from Seattle), D Tommy Muller (MLS SuperDraft), F Adam Jahn (Supplemental Draft)




Sunday’s match marks the start of a twogame, home-and-home set between the Portland Timbers and Western Conferencerival San Jose. Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski, last season’s MLS Golden Boot winner with a record-tying 27 goals, netted a goal for San Jose on April 6 in a 1-1 draw against Vancouver at Buck Shaw Stadium. Head coach Frank Yallop’s squad has gone through its share of ups-anddowns to start the 2013 season, earning a 2-2-2 overall record as Wondolowski has shouldered the scoring load with three of the club’s five goals through six games. Wondolowski leads the league in shots (25), but is only one of two San Jose players to register more than one shot on goal this season as the Earthquakes have missed the impact of target men Steven Lenhart and Alan Gordon for additional production in the penalty box. Gordon returned to the field for the first time on March 30, playing 22 minutes in a 2-0 loss against Houston and made his first start on April 6 against Vancouver – providing the assist for Wondolowski in the 18th minute against Whitecaps FC. Lenhart completed his recovery from a partially torn meniscus and earned his first minutes of the season against Vancouver – playing 21 minutes as a second-half sub. Having the two forwards back will undoubtedly provide the Earthquakes with more attacking options in back-to-back matches against the Timbers. For the second week in a row, the Timbers received a two-goal performance from a player with the last name of Johnson. One week after team captain Will Johnson scored a brace against Colorado in a 2-2 draw on March 30, forward Ryan Johnson netted two goals in a 2-0 win against the Houston Dynamo on April 6. The win

Forward Ryan Johnson celebrates after scoring his third goal in a hat-trick performance against the Earthquakes, his former club, during preseason on Feb. 17, at JELDWEN Field.


TonightÔs Match


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TonightÔs Rosters


Name Donovan Ricketts Ryan Miller Will Johnson Michael Harrington Darlington Nagbe Sal Zizzo Diego Valeri Ryan Johnson Frederic Piquionne Kalif Alhassan David Horst Jack Jewsbury Ben Zemanski Steven Evans Brent Richards Michael Nanchoff Ryan Kawulok Bright Dike Jose Valencia Diego Chara Rodney Wallace Mobi Fehr Sebastián Rincón Dylan Tucker-Gangnes Mikael Silvestre Milos Kocic Hanyer Mosquera Andrew Jean-Baptiste Jake Gleeson Futty Danso



SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 30 33 81

Name David Bingham Ty Harden Dan Gargan Sam Cronin Brad Ring Shea Salinas Cordell Cato Chris Wondolowski Mike Fucito Walter Ramirez Mehdi Ballouchy Ramiro Corrales Evan Newton Adam Jahn Justin Morrow Steven Lenhart Sam Garza Jon Busch Peter McGlynn Marcus Tracy Jason Hernandez Abu Tommy Nana Attakora Alan Gordon Tommy Muller Victor Bernardez Colin Mitchell Rafael Baca Steven Beitashour Marvin Chavez


Timbers Flashback Mick Hoban


imbers defender Mick Hoban was the first player to come to Portland a couple months before the inaugural 1975 North American Soccer League (NASL) season and was charged with helping promote the team and introduce the people of the Rose City to the sport of professional soccer. Hoban has always remained close to Portland and he took some time to reflect on the Timbers’ early days, his role on the team and in the front office and his one appearance for the U.S. National Team. You played for Atlanta and Denver before coming to Portland. Can you describe those early days? “(In Atlanta) I worked as their business manager as well as a player. The coach convinced me it was worthwhile doing so. In Denver, I did the community relations as well. By the time I got to Portland, I had two years of experience both playing and working the front office. It was the best thing that could’ve happened because in the other cities we were responsible for delivering tickets to the away team, working with the media, calling the scores in from the road, renting cars and getting plane tickets on the road. I was used to it and that’s why the coach, Vic Crowe, asked me to come to town a couple of weeks early to start the process. They had less than a couple of months to set up the whole thing. We did the media rounds and serviced clubs and the local soccer community for a couple weeks and players were arriving up until that week before the first game. It was a bit of a rolling start, but I felt confident knowing how all that (front office business) worked and I could speak to the media about most of the players coming in from the UK because I knew them.” What do you remember most about that very first home match against Seattle? “It was wet and cold. Guys were arriving in town a week before the season started. Having been in the league, I thought 6,000 to 7,000 (crowd at the home opener) was bloody great. This is something different because I’d left Denver and Atlanta where crowds of 3,000 to 4,000 were the norm as a lot of the NASL was in those days. To get that crowd for a home game in May on a rainy night, I thought boded well for us. I knew that the caliber of players coming in, we were going to have a good team. Also, the general manager Don Paul was like a Barnum



Timbers Flashback cont. & Bailey type, he was a great promoter. He was like a “Mad Men” character with big flashy polyester suits in white and a big, deep voice that resonated. He was a promoter and he got around shaking hands and introducing everyone. I thought, the media likes us, the GM is positive, a decent crowd and with a good team coming in – it looked better to me personally than the last year in Denver.” The Timbers were successful on the field in their first year, reaching Soccer Bowl ’75. How long did it take for things to fall into place since most of the players were still getting used to each other? “We got to some stage in the season where I think we went 10 or 12 games in a row without defeat. We generally played a system we were all familiar with. It was a British coach and most of us were British or North American. We were pretty much of the same ilk, combative and competitive, team-oriented and there were no stars, Vic would never have a star – he just wouldn’t tolerate one. If you got bigger than your britches, he’d knock you down or the rest of the team would bring you down. You wouldn’t even attempt it because you wouldn’t get away with it. There was enough character in the team, starting with the captain that said we don’t do it that way and that was enough said. That attitude of all-for-one and one-for-all held us together and we had exceptionally good players.” How did it come to be that you made an appearance for the U.S. National Team in 1973? “That was a bit weird. I’d played in the NASL for two years and the caliber of the foreign players coming in wasn’t what it became in the Cosmos period – you didn’t have your (Franz) Beckenbauers, (George) Bests and your (Johan) Cruyffs. We had teams at home (in the UK) that would send young players over to give them a summer of experience in the hope that it would help them develop. I guess U.S. Soccer had seen me and Paul Child play in the NASL and wondered if we’d be interested in playing this international friendly against Canada. I didn’t realize it until my parents sent me a news clipping from England where they’d made a deal of it back home – it was almost as if we were traitors. You didn’t have that same experimentation with players who became citizens or players who had family in one country. If you were English, you played for England. We just thought it was a game.”



How did you end up becoming Nike’s first soccer employee? “Jimmy Kelly, my teammate here in 1976, bumped into Phil Knight and Rob Strasser downtown. They wanted Jimmy to help them with soccer and Jimmy didn’t come back that next season and he gave them a short list of people and he put me at the top of the list and said if you want somebody who knows the market and if you want someone who is used to business, then Mick’s your guy. I started with Nike in April 1978 and I knew what it was like to go to work every day from my front office experience. I was alongside the leaders in basketball and track and field, who knew how to market to athletes and fans, and I learned a lot from those guys. We didn’t make apparel and we had to source it any way we could. We didn’t have a ball or practice gear or equipment bags. By the end we put together a dog’s dinner of an equipment contract which is almost laughable today.”

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2013 Timbers Schedule




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* All television broadcasts originating on KPTV (FOX 12) or KPDX (PDX49) will also air over the Portland Timbers Television Network throughout Oregon on NTVZ/Central Oregon’s CW in Bend, KEVU/MyNetworkTV in Eugene, and KFBI/My 48 in Medford. Broadcast schedule is subject to change.



General Manager Gavin Wilkinson

Wilkinson’s 13-year professional playing career included time with clubs in six different countries, including Portugal, Ireland, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.


Gavin Wilkinson, a long-time member of the Timbers organization and a former New Zealand international, serves as the club’s General Manager; he was appointed on Jan. 18, 2010. He first joined the club as a player for the Timbers’ USL First Division side in 2001, before taking over as the head coach and general manager during the club’s final years in the second division from 2007-10. As a head coach during the club’s USL era, Wilkinson assembled a 50-29-39 record over four seasons in the USL First Division/USSF Division-2 Pro League and was a two-time USL First Division Coach of the Year (2007, 2009). He guided the club to three postseason berths, including its only semifinals appearances as a second division club in 2007 and 2009. Wilkinson oversaw Cascadia Cup (a fan-based derby between Portland, Seattle and Vancouver) titles in 2009, 2010 and 2012, and is also a two-time recipient of the FieldTurf Coach of the Year for the USL First Division (2007, 2009). He led the Timbers to one of the best seasons in USL First Division history in 2009, which included a record-setting, 24-game unbeaten streak and winning the Commissioner’s Cup. The Timbers set a new single-season, league record with the impressive streak (14-0-10), surpassing the previous mark of 15 games set in 2005. The club’s record-setting run also ranks among the longest in U.S. Soccer history. Finishing in first place at 16-4-10 (58pts), Portland was awarded the Commissioner’s Cup as the league’s regular-season champion and earned a berth into the USL First Division semifinals. Wilkinson’s 13-year professional playing career included time with


clubs in six different countries, including Portugal, Ireland, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. A defender, he joined the reborn Timbers for their inaugural USL First Division season in 2001 and played in each of the club’s first six seasons and was a player/assistant coach from 2005-06. He finished his career ranked among the Timbers’ USL franchise career leaders in games (124) and minutes played (10,181). A New Zealand native, Wilkinson earned 38 caps with the New Zealand National Team and competed in the 1999 and 2003 FIFA Confederations Cups. As general manager, Wilkinson started the Timbers’ development system, starting with the Portland Timbers U-23s in the fall of 2008. The Timbers U-23s compete in the Premier Development League (PDL) – the top U-23 league in North America – and won the PDL championship in just their second season in 2010, becoming the first undefeated champion in PDL history with a perfect 20-0-0 record. He was instrumental in starting the Timbers Academy and youth programs, creating a complete development system for the club. Wilkinson, who holds an “A” coaching license from USSF, founded the youth club Eastside United, based in Gresham, Ore., in 2001. He helped run the club as its coaching director for many years and now serves as an advisor for the club. In 2010, Eastside United FC’s U-18 boys team (’91 Liverpool) won the U.S. Youth Soccer U-18 national championship and became the first youth club team from Oregon to win a national title since 1994. He and his wife, Heather, have two children, Kienan and Brooke.

Head Coach Caleb Porter

Porter became the fastest coach in Akron history to reach 100 career wins, accomplishing the feat in just 126 matches.


One of the most successful coaches in NCAA history, Caleb Porter was named the Timbers head coach on Aug. 29, 2012, and joins the club following seven seasons as the head coach at the University of Akron from 2006-12. He finished his time at Akron with a career mark of 123-18-17 and owned the highest winning percentage (0.832) among all active Division I coaches. Porter built Akron men’s soccer into a perennial national championship contender, leading the Zips to five consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament’s Round of 16 (2008-12), back-to-back NCAA College Cup appearances in 2009 and 2010, and the school’s first national title in any sport in 2010. In all, he guided Akron to seven Mid-American Conference (MAC) regular-season championships and five MAC Tournament titles. Porter set multiple NCAA records at Akron, including a 48-match, home unbeaten streak (44-0-4) from 2008-11 and a 47-match unbeaten streak (44-0-3) in conference play from 200612. From Kalamazoo, Mich., Porter garnered numerous honors while at Akron, including NSCAA National Coach of the Year in 2009. He was a three-time NSCAA All-Ohio Coach of the Year (2008-09, 2011) and received MAC Coach of the Year honors six straight years from 2007-12. Porter became the fastest coach in program history to reach 100 career wins, accomplishing the feat in just 126 matches. He is also among the fastest all-time in NCAA history to the century mark, reaching the milestone in fewer games than collegiate Hall of Fame and current MLS coaches Bruce Arena (140; Virginia) and Sigi Schmid (136; UCLA). While at Akron, Porter recruited and developed more than a dozen Zips players who have gone on to professional careers, many plying their trade in Major League Soccer. He had an MLS-record five former players selected in the first round of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft and seven selected overall that year. Under Porter’s guidance, Portland’s Darlington Nagbe and former Akron standout Teal Bunbury were recipients of the MAC Hermann Trophy, awarded to the nation’s top collegiate player. Porter also served as the head coach of the U.S. U-23 Men’s National Team during 2012 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying and spent three years as an assistant coach on the U.S. U-18 National Team from 2009-11. Prior to joining Akron, Porter was an assistant coach for six years (2000-05) at Indiana University, helping the school make six NCAA tournament appearances, win back-to-back national championships in 2003 and 2004 and claim five Big Ten Conference titles. As a player, Porter was the 27th overall pick by the San Jose Clash in the 1998 MLS College Draft. He spent time with San Jose and the Tampa Bay Mutiny before a knee injury ended his professional playing career in 2000. Porter also played for the U.S. National B Team from 1996-97, winning a bronze medal at the 1997 World University Games. He had a successful collegiate playing career at Indiana, where he was a threeyear captain, a three-time All-Big Ten honoree and a four-year letter winner. Porter led the Hoosiers to four conference titles and four NCAA tournament appearances – twice advancing to the College Cup. As a senior, Porter captained Indiana to 23 consecutive wins before losing to eventual national champion UCLA in the national semifinals and was the runner-up for the 1997 Hermann Trophy. Porter graduated from Indiana in 1998 with a degree in sports management. He and his wife, Andrea, have three children – two sons, Colin and Jake, and a daughter, Stella Jane.


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Caleb Porter By the Numbers

Timbers head coach Caleb Porter impacted MLS well before joining Portland for the 2013 season. Many of Porter’s players at the University of Akron blossomed under his direction and moved on to become difference-makers in MLS. Born in the Northwest, Porter was also a standout player at the college level, but saw his professional career limited by knee injuries.


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NCAA National Championship (2010)


Porter’s Akron players drafted in 2011 MLS SuperDraft (including No. 2 overall pick Darlington Nagbe)

13 Players Porter coached at Akron drafted by MLS clubs

Sinisa Ubiparipovic Steve Zakuani Teal Bunbury, Blair Gavin, Ben Zemanski Darlington Nagbe, Perry Kitchen, Zarek Valentin, Kofi Sarkodie, Michael Nanchoff, Chris Korb, Anthony Ampaipitakwong 2012 Darren Mattocks 2007 2009 2010 2011

-Hermann Trophy winner


Additional players signed by MLS teams Chad Barson, Evan Bush, Scott Caldwell, Dillon Serna, Wil Trapp, DeAndre Yedlin


Porter’s record at Akron

April 10, 1999 Aug. 29, 2012

Announced as second head coach in Portland Timbers MLS history

March 3, 2013 Bronze Medal won at the 1997 World University Games in Italy with the U.S. National Team (Teammates included former USL Timbers midfielder Andrew Gregor, D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen and U.S. National Team members Clint Mathis and Josh Wolff)



MLS debut as a player (San Jose)

First match as an MLS head coach

pick by San Jose in 1998 MLS College 27 Overall Draft used to select Porter (third round)

Time from the opening whistle until Caleb

1 minute, Porter scored against Notre Dame for 5 seconds Indiana University in 1997. Officially, the eighth-fastest goal on record at IU.



Timbers Staff 2013

Sean McAuley

Assistant Coach Sean McAuley returns for a second season as an assistant coach. He joined the club midway through the 2012 season from English club Sheffield Wednesday FC, where he served as a head coach in the club’s academy. McAuley suited up for the second-division Timbers as a player during the 2002 season. McAuley began his coaching career at Sheffield Wednesday in 2005 and spent six seasons as the club’s academy head coach, where he oversaw the development of several youth players who went on to sign with the first team. A native of Sheffield, England, McAuley played professionally for 15 seasons as a defender from 1990-2005. He started his career with Manchester United and played for Hartlepool United, Scunthorpe United, Rochdale and Halifax Town. McAuley appeared in 16 matches for the Timbers in 2002, logging two assists while helping the club make the postseason.

Amos Magee

Assistant Coach Amos Magee enters his third season as an assistant coach for the MLS Timbers. Previously, he was an assistant coach and director of soccer development for two seasons with Portland from 2009-10. Magee joined the coaching ranks as a player/assistant coach in 2004 with the Minnesota Thunder of United Soccer Leagues. He served as head coach of the Thunder from 2006-08 and coached with the U.S. Maccabi Men’s Open Team, guiding the team to a gold-medal performance at the Maccabi Pan-American Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A native of St. Paul, Minn., Magee spent most of his playing career with the Thunder (1991-2004), but also played parts of three seasons in MLS with the Tampa Bay Mutiny (2000-01) and Chicago Fire (2001-02). He recorded 64 goals and 39 assists for the Thunder, becoming the club’s all-time career scoring leader and he led the Thunder to six finals appearances and the USL First Division title in 1999. He was inducted into the USL Hall of Fame in 2008.

Cameron Knowles Assistant Coach

Cameron Knowles returns for a second season as an assistant coach for the Timbers. A former defender for the second-division Timbers from 2007-10, Knowles joined the coaching ranks in 2012 after a seven-year professional playing career. Selected by Real Salt Lake in the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft, Knowles played two seasons in MLS before joining the Timbers. In Portland, Knowles was a three-time USL First Division allleague selection and played in 77 games for the Timbers. From Auckland, New Zealand, Knowles anchored Portland’s backline and played a key role in the Timbers’ USL First Division record-setting 24game unbeaten streak in 2009.

John Galas

Sports Performance Analyst

Mike Toshack

Goalkeeper Coach Mike Toshack marks his second season as the Timbers goalkeeper coach in 2013. He has served as a goalkeeper coach in MLS since 2009 and won MLS Cup with the Houston Dynamo in 2007. Prior to joining Portland, Toshack was a member of the coaching staffs in Houston (2007-08) and Toronto FC (2009-11). Before working in MLS, the Prescott, Ontario, native was the director of goalkeeping for the Vancouver Whitecaps from 2005-06, helping coach the first team to the USL First Division championship in 2006. Toshack served as an assistant coach with the Montreal Impact from 2002-03. Toshack also served as the goalkeeper coach with the Canada U-20 National Team from 1998-2001.


Pablo Moreira

Player Relations Manager/Video Analysis

Pablo Moreira enters his first season with the Timbers in 2013. He previously served as the director of soccer operations for the University of Akron men’s soccer team, assisting on daily operations of the program. A former Zip himself, Moreira was a two-time, all-conference striker at Akron from 2003-07.


John Galas joins the Timbers in 2013 as the club’s sports performance analyst. He was an assistant coach and the director of soccer operations for the second-division Timbers in 2006. Galas will also serve as an assistant coach for Portland Thorns FC. Galas spent the two years with the Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy as the director of goalkeeping. At the collegiate level, Galas served as an assistant for the women’s soccer teams at Florida State University (2000-02), University of Oregon (2003-04) and University of Arizona (2007-09).

Timbers Staff 2013

Nick Mansueto

Director of Soccer Business Operations

Nick Mansueto marks his fifth season with the Timbers in 2013. In his role, Mansueto works closely with the general manager, technical staff and players on a daily basis, overseeing many areas of team operations and administration. He helped the Timbers receive the USL-1 Organization of the Year award in 2009. The Portland native graduated from Portland State University.

Joel Marick

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Joel Marick begins his first full season with the Timbers in 2013. He joined the club last season and works primarily with the club’s development teams. Prior to joining the Timbers, the Vancouver, Wash., native worked as an athletic trainer at Westview High School. Marick earned his undergraduate and master’s degree from the University of Portland.

Juamaine Venter Assistant Equipment Manager

Juamaine Venter enters his first season as the Timbers assistant equipment manager after serving as an intern on the equipment staff in 2012. Born in East London, South Africa, Venter moved to Rochester, Minn., when he was nine years old. He played collegiate soccer at St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minn.

Nik Wald

Head Athletic Trainer

Nik Wald enters his seventh season with the Timbers organization in 2013. The Eugene, Ore, native served as the club’s head athletic trainer for the past six seasons, including seasons when the Timbers competed as a second-division side. Wald graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in exercise and movement science in 2003.

Dr. John Cone

Director of Sports Science Dr. John Cone joins the Timbers as the club’s director of sports science. He is responsible for the periodization, monitoring, development and individualization of all aspects of training for fitness and athleticism. Dr. Cone has a Ph.D. in kinesiology, studying the effects of soccer-specific fatigue on movement mechanics, and a M.S. in exercise physiology. He last worked with MLS club Kansas City for two seasons from 2005-06 as an assistant coach before leaving the club to pursue his Ph.D.

Aaron Lewis

Soccer Operations Coordinator

Aaron Lewis returns for a second season with the Timbers as the soccer operations coordinator, working closely with both the Timbers U-23s and first team on day-to-day operations. A native Oregonian, Lewis was the first NAIA player to be selected in an MLS draft, selected by the Dallas Burn in the 1999 College Draft from Western Baptist College in Salem, Ore.

Jun Morishita

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Jun Morishita returns for a third season with the Timbers as an assistant athletic trainer. He previously interned under head athletic trainer Nik Wald for parts of four seasons (2007-10) and also interned with the athletic training staff for the Seattle Mariners in 2009. Morishita graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a degree in kinesiology in 2009.

Sam Younie

Equipment Manager

Sam Younie returns for a fourth season with the Timbers in 2013. A graduate of the University of Oregon, the Portland native was a member of the equipment staff for the school’s football program for four seasons and has worked as a team attendant for the Portland Trail Blazers. He has also spent time with the NFL’s San Diego Chargers.

Sarah Aschwald

Soccer Operations Administrator

Sarah Aschwald is in her first season as soccer operations administrator for the Timbers. A graduate of Oregon State University with a degree in marketing, Aschwald rode horses competitively through college and played basketball in high school.

Getting to Know Diego Valeri Midfielder Diego Valeri, the club’s new Designated Player, comes to the Rose City on loan from Argentine side Lanús for the 2013 MLS season. Having made stops in Argentina and Portugal during his professional career, Valeri always had an eye on coming to MLS after first visiting the country for a friendly match nearly eight years ago. Take a moment to get to know the Timbers’ newest South American signing.

This isn’t your first time in America? “I came to the U.S. with Lanús to play a friendly in Los Angeles in 2005 and we were here for 10 days. From that moment, I got that seed in my mind that I eventually wanted to come here and play in MLS.”

Valeri Fact: Although never taking any formal lessons, Valeri has a fairly good grasp of English garnered through English language movies and books. He says that in a few more months, his English should be good enough to handle interviews without a translator.

Valeri Fact: How would you briefly describe your personality? “I’m a hard worker and I’m a person that has a great deal of respect for my coaches and teammates.”

Diego is the first person from his family to play professional soccer and if he hadn’t become a professional soccer player, he said he would’ve ended up going to school or working for his parents in their shoe factory.

What do you miss the most about Argentina? My mother, father and brother and my friends. No more. No food, no yerba mate (tea). Only my family. (Ed. Note: Valeri answered this question in English).

Valeri Fact: Clearly, soccer and all the work that goes into training and preparing for matches takes up the bulk of his time, but away from the field Valeri spends as much time as possible with his wife and four-year-old daughter and even tries to squeeze in a little time to read – spiritual books being a particular favorite.

Valeri Fact: Valeri made his debut for the Argentina National Team on March 16, 2011, in a 4-1 international friendly win against Venezuela. He’s been a starter in all three of his national team appearances. “I had the opportunity to play for the youth national teams, but when I got called into the senior national team for Argentina it was a dream come true. In Argentina, there are so many good players and to have the distinction to be able to wear the jersey and represent your country is a dream.”



Pop Culture Ben








Measuring the pop culture pulse of the Portland Timbers.

The best movie I’ve seen recently is My favorite video game as a kid was Who is your celebrity crush?

My favorite song right now is

Want to play FIFA? I’ve got More fun to watch, Super Bowl or World Series? When I’m on the road and I want a magazine, I’ll grab Who will win UEFA Champions League this year?

A TV show that I enjoy is Favorite Arnold Schwarzenegger movie? 24

“The Dark Knight Rises”

“Fast Five”


“Django Unchained”

Tetris or Super Mario



Mario Kart 64

Kate Upton


My fiancée

Irina Shayk (aka Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend)

“Suit & Tie” by Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z

“Moment of Clarity” by Jay-Z

“Road to Zion” by Damian Marley

“Ho Hey” by The Lumineers





Super Bowl, by far

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Super Bowl


Sports Illustrated or GQ




I would say Chelsea, but Barcelona since Chelsea is out




“Burn Notice”


“How I Met Your Mother”

“The Terminator”

“The Terminator”

“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”

“True Lies”


Take 5 Ryan Miller

Professional athletes aren’t just engrossed in their own sports, many are big supporters of other teams and athletes from a variety of different backgrounds. Timbers defender Ryan Miller, who spent the last two seasons playing in Sweden, is an avid basketball fan and it shows. Green & White Magazine took a minute to find out the Illinois native’s top five favorite athletes in this edition of Take 5.

Take 1

Lionel Messi – FC Barcelona striker The only soccer player in the bunch, it’s hard to be a fan of the beautiful game and not be a fan of arguably the greatest player of this generation. Despite not yet winning a FIFA World Cup with his native Argentina, Messi has won nearly all there is to win at the club and individual level. He’s an Olympic gold medalist, a three-time FIFA Ballon d’Or winner, a five-time Spanish La Liga champion and three-time UEFA Champions League winner. The list would take up this whole page.

Take 2

Blake Griffin – Los Angeles Clippers power forward A three-time NBA All-Star and the 2011 Rookie of the Year, Griffin is a 6-foot-10, 250-pound freight train with tightly wound springs for legs. Possessing ridiculous athleticism, Griffin is one of the hardest players to defend in the NBA, averaging more than 20 points and 10 rebounds per game in his career to date. “I love how athletic he is,” Miller said. “He looks calm, but he’s a big boy and then it’s like all of a sudden he hits a trampoline when he’s near the rim. He amazes me.”

Take 3

Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions wide receiver Nicknamed “Megatron,” Johnson has already added his name to the NFL record books through six seasons in the league. The Georgia native owns the NFL’s single-season record for most receiving yards with 1,964 as well as records for most consecutive games with at least 100 receiving yards (8) and consecutive games with at least 10 receptions (4).

Take 4

LeBron James – Miami Heat power forward A polarizing figure, to be sure, James is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and became an NBA champion for the first time last season with the Miami Heat. A three-time NBA Most Valuable Player, the native of Akron, Ohio, was selected to his ninth straight NBA All-Star game this year.

Take 5

Roger Federer – 17-time tennis Grand Slam champion Federer is widely considered one of the greatest tennis players to ever grace the court. A winner of 17 separate Grand Slam titles, including winning Wimbledon an astounding seven times, the Swiss-born Federer always made it look easy. “He’s effortless,” Miller said. “To dominate a sport for so long and not break a sweat is just amazing to me. He’s so graceful. He’s humble, but in a very confident way and I really like that.“



The Tradition

The Timbers Army unveil an impressive tifo display prior to the Timbers 2-1 win over Cascadia rival Seattle Sounders FC on June 24, 2012. The Timbers and Sounders FC square off in the ďŹ rst of three regular-season meetings March 16 at CenturyLink Field in



Seattle. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

Around Town Sal Zizzo

The Timbers spend a lot of time around JELD-WEN Field, at the adidas Timbers Training Center in Beaverton or on the road for away games, but getting out and exploring the city is an important part of feeling at home in the community. Midfielder Sal Zizzo, who originally came to the Rose City in a trade with Chivas USA in Feb. 2011, is entering his third season with the club this year and has come to know the city (especially NW 23rd Ave.) quite well. A native of San Diego, Zizzo shared with us his favorite spots around town. Out on the town on any given day, you’re sure to see one or two things worth a good laugh – and often all you need to do is take a seat somewhere downtown and and enjoy the show.

Sometimes it’s good to check out away from the city and find a little nature. Of course, there’s Forest Park, Washington Park, Mt. Tabor and Council Crest parks in the city, but Zizzo likes to head east on I-84 to get back to nature. “I think Multnomah Falls is a really cool place, but there are usually a lot of people around there, too.”


Coming from an Italian family and having parents that have been involved in the restaurant business in San Diego for quite some time, finding a good meal certainly holds some importance and Zizzo shared with us his favorite spots to grab a bite to eat.

Enjoy breakfast at a historic Northwest Portland restaurant: Besaw’s (2301 NW Savier St.) – The small restaurant on the corner of Savier and NW 23rd has been around for more than 100 years and usually features a line out the door on weekend mornings, so plan accordingly. Zizzo’s pick: The breakfast burrito, a whole wheat tortilla filled with chorizo sausage, eggs, cheese, onion and spinach with rosemary-garlic potatoes on the side.


“I guess you could say Pioneer Square is the best place to people watch. I once saw a “blue man” walking around town and then I saw him on St. Patrick’s Day amongst a crowd of green and he was still covered in blue dancing around.”

Battle the dinner crowds at: Bamboo Sushi (836 NW 23rd Ave.) – A certified, sustainable sushi restaurant also with a location in Southeast Portland (310 SE 28th Ave.). Zizzo’s pick: “I like most of the sushi, but the Kobe burger there is really good, you can dip it in soy sauce.”

Connect Four

Mikael Silvestre went on to have a highly successful career at Manchester United until 2008, appearing in 361 matches across all competitions and winning the Premier League five times, as well as the FA Cup (2003-04) and UEFA Champions League (2007-08). On Feb. 20, 2013, Silvestre joined the Timbers for the 2013 MLS season.

Sir Alex Ferguson took over the reins at Manchester United in 1986 and still holds the post today as the longest-serving manager in the English Premier League at 26 years and counting. On Sept. 10, 1999, Ferguson and Manchester United signed a promising French defender named Mikael Silvestre for a £4 million fee from Italy’s Inter Milan.



Portland Timbers winger Willie Anderson won two English First Division titles (1964-65, 1966-67) with Manchester United before eventually starring in the Rose City in 1975, and again from 1977-82 in the NASL. While at vaunted Man U (as an understudy to legendary striker George Best), Anderson was a teammate of Scottish forward Jimmy Ryan.

Jimmy Ryan played at Manchester United until 1970 and even had a stint in the NASL with the Dallas Tornado (1976-79), but he eventually returned to Manchester United in 1991 to lead the reserve team, as well as serving as the club’s assistant manager in the 2001-02 season alongside longtime head coach Sir Alex Ferguson.


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JELD-WEN Field: An International Venue


dd the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup to the list of premier soccer events held at JELD-WEN Field. In late January, CONCACAF announced 13 venues across the United States that will play host to tournament matches to crown the confederation’s champion. Portland was selected as one of six cities to host matches for the first time along with Atlanta, Baltimore, Denver, Salt Lake City and Hartford, Conn. There’s no question the fervent support shown by the Timbers Army and the success of previous international matches held in the Rose City played a major part in JELD-WEN Field’s selection as a host venue. While there’s a first time for everything, JELDWEN Field is no stranger to international soccer

and Soccer City, USA is familiar with hosting matches played at the highest level. In the past, JELD-WEN Field hosted: a 1998 World Cup qualifying match between the United States and Costa Rica in which current U-20 National Team head coach Tab Ramos fired home a dramatic game-winning strike in the 79th minute and an international friendly between the USA and Kuwait in 1998; four group matches in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, two group matches and both semifinal games of the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup and eight international friendlies featuring the U.S. Women’s National Team with the most recent game coming on Nov. 28, 2012 against the Republic of Ireland, a 5-0 win for the USA as Thorns FC striker Alex Morgan notched a first-half hat trick.

While the groups and tournament schedule for the July 7-28 tournament will be announced at a later date, here’s a run-down of the nations that qualified for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup: Automatic Qualifiers: United States, Mexico, Canada Caribbean zone (through the 2012 Caribbean Cup): Cuba (champions), Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti, Martinique Central American zone (through the 2012 Copa Centroamericana): Costa Rica (champions), Honduras, El Salvador, Belize, Panama



Into The Hex

It’s know as “The Hex,” the nine-month-long, six-team cage match that is CONCACAF’s final round of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying. Each of the teams must play a homeand-away series against the other five teams, facing the unpredictable challenges of international travel, variable field conditions and hostile fans. It hits home this time around as Timbers goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts and forward Ryan Johnson face the challenge with Jamaica, while defender Rodney Wallace wears the crest of Costa Rica for the daunting task of qualifying for the World Cup.

“We’re more focused and we approach games more cautiously. It is more of a tactical approach now. Every point is important, so you can’t just go flying about – you have to have a tactical approach. In this round, coaches play a big part.” – Donovan Ricketts

“It was probably one of the hardest experiences, playing wise, that I’ve had just because of the altitude and the air. It was really hard to run and you could feel it in your legs right away. Within the first couple minutes, you’re tired. It was a mental game where you had to break through some barriers.” – Ryan Johnson, (On Jamaica’s first match, a 0-0 draw in Mexico City) “Every game is a championship. It’s a must win. We’ve got to prepare ourselves, tactically each game we will prepare differently for each opponent, but at the same time we play our game and focus on what we need to do to get a result.” – Rodney Wallace

The Reggae Boyz

Los Ticos

The Yanks


Costa Rica

United States

Feb. 6 at Mexico March 22 vs. Panama March 26 at Costa Rica June 4 vs. Mexico June 7 vs. United States June 11 at Honduras Sept. 6 at Panama Sept. 10 vs. Costa Rica Oct. 11 at United States Oct. 15 vs. Honduras



Feb. 6 at Panama March 22 at United States March 26 vs. Jamaica June 7 vs. Honduras June 11 at Mexico June 18 vs. Panama Sept. 6 vs. United States Sept. 10 at Jamaica Oct. 11 at Honduras Oct. 15 vs. Mexico

Feb. 6 at Honduras March 22 vs. Costa Rica March 26 at Mexico June 7 at Jamaica June 11 vs. Panama June 18 vs. Honduras Sept. 6 at Costa Rica Sept. 10 vs. Mexico Oct. 11 vs. Jamaica Oct. 15 at Panama

Portland Thorns FC Schedule

Every Rose Has a Thorn

The City of Roses adds another dimension to the professional soccer landscape this year with the inaugural season of Portland Thorns FC and the National Women’s Soccer League beginning in April. Led by head coach Cindy Parlow Cone, a former standout striker for the U.S. Women’s National Team, the Thorns feature an electrifying forward duo of Alex Morgan and Christine Sinclair, as well as U.S. Women’s National Team defender Rachel Buehler and Canadian National Team goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc holding down the defense.

What sold you on coming to Portland to be the first head coach in Thorns FC history? “I really wanted to come to Portland because it is an amazing city with great people, food and lots of things to do. It is just a wonderful place to live. More specifically, I was really interested in joining Portland Thorns FC because the organization is second to none and the fans are like no other fans in the country.” According to Cone, the biggest challenge facing the NWSL’s success as a league is “Support, not only from the fans, but also from sponsors as well.” Born in Tennessee and a Tar Heel in college at the University of North Carolina, Cone has an interest in the outdoors and Portland is surrounded by chances to get out of the city and into nature. “I’ve gone on several runs in parks throughout the city and they are beautiful, even if they’re a bit muddy!”

Cone’s Advice for Young Players




Kickoff (PT)


Sat. Sun. Sat. Sat. Sun. Thur. Sun. Sat. Sat. Thur. Sun. Sat. Sun. Sat. Sun. Sun. Sun. Wed. Sun. Wed. Sat. Sat.

April 13 April 21 April 27 May 4 May 12 May 16 May 19 May 25 June 1 June 6 June 16 June 22 June 30 July 6 July 14 July 21 July 28 July 31 Aug. 4 Aug. 7 Aug. 10 Aug. 17

@FC Kansas City SEATTLE REIGN FC @Chicago Red Stars @Washington Spirit @Chicago Red Stars SKY BLUE FC WASHINGTON SPIRIT @Seattle Reign FC CHICAGO RED STARS FC KANSAS CITY SEATTLE REIGN FC @Sky Blue FC @FC Kansas City BOSTON BREAKERS WESTERN NEW YORK FLASH @Boston Breakers CHICAGO RED STARS SKY BLUE FC FC KANSAS CITY @Boston Breakers @Western New York Flash @Seattle Reign FC

5:35 p.m. 2 p.m. 5 p.m. 4 p.m. 3 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 1:10 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 4:35 p.m. 8 p.m.

Shawnee Mission District Stadium JELD-WEN Field Benedictine University Sports Complex Maryland SoccerPlex Benedictine University Sports Complex JELD-WEN Field JELD-WEN Field Starfire Sports Complex JELD-WEN Field JELD-WEN Field JELD-WEN Field Yurcak Field Shawnee Mission District Stadium JELD-WEN Field JELD-WEN Field Dilboy Stadium JELD-WEN Field JELD-WEN Field JELD-WEN Field Dilboy Stadium Sahlen’s Stadium Starfire Sports Complex

The complete Portland Thorns FC schedule can be found at and fans interested in purchasing season tickets, starting at $99 for 11 regular-season home games, are encouraged to contact the ticket sales office at 503-553-5555 or email

Dream big, because dreams do come true.

You might catch the Thorns FC head coach around town on her lunch break, a couple top picks are: Elephant’s Delicatessen Cheryl’s on 12th (115 NW 22nd Ave.)


Fun Fact: Despite being a world-class striker for the U.S. Women’s National Team, sitting in sixth place on the all-time goal-scoring list with 75 from 1996-2004, Cone admits she has her faults. “I’m very clumsy – always dropping things, running into things and breaking stuff.”

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Timbers Development

Rooted in the club’s deep history, the Timbers have a passion for developing youth players and the sport of soccer in the region. Through partnerships established with Oregon Youth Soccer Association (OYSA), and Oregon’s Olympic Development Program (ODP), the Timbers have built a comprehensive vertical development structure, which will allow players within the club’s development territory a direct path from the youth levels to the top tier of professional soccer in North America - Major League Soccer.


The pinnacle of the Timbers development system is the Portland Timbers U-23s, which competes in United Soccer Leagues’ Premier Development League (PDL) – the top U-23 league in North America. Founded Nov. 11, 2008, the Timbers U-23s is an amateur team that has produced several first-team players, including Steven Evans, Jake Gleeson, Ryan Kawulok and Brent Richards. The team won the PDL championship in 2010 and competed in the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.


The Timbers Academy consists of teams in the U-18 and U-16 age brackets of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. The Timbers Academy teams compete in the Northwest Division against other elite youth teams in the region, including academy teams from MLS clubs Seattle Sounders FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

The Timbers Academy provides elite youth players from Oregon and Southwest Washington advanced training and competitive opportunities against the best youth players across North America.




One of the major components of the Timbers development structure and Oregon ODP is the establishment of six Regional Training Centers, located in the cities of Beaverton, Bend, Eugene/Salem, Gresham, Medford and Vancouver, Wash. Each Regional Training Center is designed to identify and further develop elite players in the U-12 to U-14 age groups in its designated area. From these training centers, a pool of players is chosen to form state ODP and Timbers Pre-Academy teams at various age levels for regional and national competitions.


The Timbers have formed the adidas Timbers Alliance, a strategic partnership with elite local youth clubs throughout the Timbers development territory, designed to build unique working relationships and development opportunities to help channel the top youth players toward Timbers development programs and academy. The adidas Timbers Alliance includes four clubs – the Eastside Timbers (Gresham), Rogue Valley Timbers (Medford), Van-

couver United Timbers (Vancouver, Wash.) and Westside Timbers (Portland). In 2012, the Timbers established a partnership with the Oregon Premier League (OPL), a statewide soccer association providing a top-tier development environment for Oregon’s youth soccer players. As part of the partnership, the Timbers also become the presenting partner of the annual OPL State Cup. Further, the Timbers have also partnered with Portland Youth Soccer Association and are working to develop a recreational curriculum to complete the club’s development pyramid.

Timbers Camps

The Timbers are proud to offer an exciting camp program for soccer players of all ages and skill levels throughout the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington. The Timbers camps program, presented by adidas, is designed and led by the clubs development coaching staff and features a favorable 12:1 player-coach ratio. Each camp is centered on age-appropriate exercises and activities designed to develop technical excellence and build a love for the game.

Timbers Development continued

The Timbers Academy provides elite youth players from Oregon and Southwest Washington advanced training and competitive opportunities against the best youth players across North America.



One-Way Mileage Chart from Portland

Timbers Mileage

Los Angeles (x3) Philadelphia Washington, D.C. Columbus Chicago

Let’s take a trip ...

The Timbers take to the road for 17 away matches during the 2013 Major League Soccer season. Here’s a look at all the mileage the team is going to rack up during the year.

2,502 2,400 2,320 2,030 1,730

Dallas Kansas City San Jose (x2) Denver Salt Lake City Vancouver (x2) Seattle (x2)

1,610 1,480 1,138 989 628 500 258

Total 17,585 miles (one way) Overall Mileage 35,170 miles





Stand Together Snapshot

Portland Timbers Community Fund The Portland Timbers Stand Together mission is to harness the power of sport to improve the lives of children and families in our region through targeted programs, deep partnerships and philanthropic giving. The players, coaches, staff, ambassadors and Timber Joey get involved with the community in a variety of ways. Here are some events and initiatives the club will be involved with during the 2013 season:

To learn more about Stand Together, please visit www.portlandtimbers. com/StandTogether and follow @PTStandTogether on Twitter.

In partnership with Timbers partners adidas, Alaska Airlines, Burgerville, JELD-WEN Windows & Doors, and PGE, the Community Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the Portland metro area focusing on youth programs related to sport, education, fitness and the environment. The Portland Timbers Community Fund will award $120,000 in grants in 2013.

Stand Together Week The Portland Timbers launched city-declared Stand Together Week last October. With the help of sponsors JELD-WEN Windows & Doors, Alaska Airlines, adidas, Fred Meyer and KPTV, hundreds of community members got involved to help nonprofits across the city. Over 75,200 hours in service were given during the week to organizations focused on youth and the environment. Participants were able to work alongside a Portland Timbers player, coach, ambassador or front office staff member.

Field Grants Each year, the Portland Timbers partner with adidas and the City of Portland to help build and refurbish soccer fields. The Portland Timbers donated $50,000 in 2012, with an additional $10,000 donation from adidas through their Wins for the Community program, to increase access to soccer, sport and recreation throughout the city. Since 2010, $160,000 has been donated to field projects at Parkrose High School, Chapman Elementary School, James John Elementary, Concordia University, Hacienda Community Development Corporation, Forest Park and Grant High School.

Hosford Middle School Environmental Makeover Thanks to incredible supporter mobilization, the Timbers were selected as the MLS WORKS/ Continental Tire “How Green Are Your Goals?” 2012 contest winners. As a result of winning the league-wide contest, the Timbers are partnering with Hosford Middle Schoo, which will receive a $50,000 solar panel installation as part of an MLS WORKS Earth Day 2013 community service project.

Schoolhouse Supplies Each year, Portland Timbers players, Timber Joey and staff join forces with Schoolhouse Supplies to provide needed school supplies for elementary students in east Portland. As of 2012 the Timbers and The UPS Store have combined efforts to prepare and distribute backpacks to hundreds



Stand Together Snapshot (continued) of students at Jason Lee Elementary, each filled with a full set of notebooks, packs of pencils and pens, erasers, rulers, glue sticks and folders. Over 500 students will receive a backpack filled with school supplies during the first week of the school year – an annual event organized by the Timbers and Schoolhouse Supplies dating back to 2005.

Portland Barefoot 3v3 Tournament Every year, the Portland Timbers support the Portland Barefoot 3v3 Tournament at Concordia University. Attended by hundreds of youth players, the tournament benefits Grassroot Soccer, Inc., a nonprofit aimed at using the power of soccer to prevent and treat HIV in Africa. Participants even get to meet Timber Joey and Timbers players!

Tix for Kids Tix for Kids provides the opportunity for local youth to come enjoy a Portland Timbers match free of charge. Thanks to Alaska Airlines, Burgerville, JELD-WEN, KPTV, NW Natural, Providence Health & Services, and PGE, the Tix for Kids program allowed 3,972 youth in 2012 to come watch a match at JELD-WEN field. In 2013 tickets will be available for Timbers and Thorns FC matches.

Active Bodies, Active Minds Active Bodies, Active Minds is an MLS WORKS initiative presented locally by Burgerville. This assembly program encourages children to live a healthy, active lifestyle and is offered to elementary and


middle schools in the greater Portland area. Timber Joey and alumni ambassador Scot Thompson teach students about fitness, nutrition and education.

Adopt-a-Club Adopt-a-Club, sponsored by CenturyLink, is a community program where Portland Timbers players become mentors to Portland area youth soccer clubs. Participating clubs are selected through an application process and given the opportunity to participate in clinics during the year.

Friends of Trees – Tree Planting During the 2013 season, the Timbers, JELD-WEN Windows & Doors and Friends of Trees will plant a tree for every goal scored through our Score a Goal, Plant a Tree program. Last year, the Timbers planted over 200 trees in Northeast Portland, bringing our total planted to over 900 trees. Trees in urban areas help to clean the air, curb storm water runoff, raise property values, sequester carbon, and reduce energy costs.

Corporate Cup – Benefitting Portland YouthBuilders The Portland Timbers will hold the third-annual Portland Timbers Corporate Cup in August. This adult soccer tournament brings respected Pacific Northwest corporations together for soccer and corporate networking. All proceeds will benefit Portland Timbers’ Pillar Partner Portland YouthBuilders, a nonprofit helping low-income youth make long-term positive changes in their lives. Co-ed,


recreational and competitive divisions are offered so teams of all levels can participate. All championship matches are held at JELD-WEN Field.

Big Brothers Big Sisters 3v3 Tournament This summer, the Portland Timbers will host the first annual 3v3 Tournament at JELD-WEN Field for Pillar Partner Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children experiencing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Portland Thorns FC Portland Thorns FC will connect with the community through Stand Together with a focus on young women. Girls, Inc. of Northwest Oregon is the Portland Thorns nonprofit partner and exists to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Community work done by Thorns FC will use sport and activity to support and collaborate with organizations that empower, educate, and build confidence in girls and young women.

adidas Timbers Training Center


The grass field was planted in midJanuary 2012 from one-year-old sod. The sod was planted in a vertically draining, sand-based root zone that includes small amounts of peat and calcined clay to stabilize moisture content and to hold nutrients. The grass field was built using over 4,600 tons of specialty sand blend (383 truckloads) and will drain up to 12 inches of precipitation an hour. The overall project took 5,240 man hours to complete.


On April 19, 2012, the Portland Timbers unveiled the new adidas Timbers Training Center, a state-of-the-art facility, built as part of a 10-year partnership with Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District. The $6 million training center features a natural-grass field and is the primary on-field training ground of the Major League Soccer club. Some of the features of the adidas Timbers Training Center include a 7,000-square-foot indoor facility, with locker rooms for the Timbers first team and development teams, fullyequipped training and recently expanded fitness areas, offices and a spacious lounge/common area for Timbers players. The grass field, widely regarded as one of the best fields in the state, is a combination of 75 percent perennial ryegrass and 25 percent Kentucky bluegrass that is perfectly suited for cooler climates and provides uniform cover, and greater stability, footing and durability. The adidas Timbers Training Center is located in Beaverton, approximately 10 minutes from JELD-WEN Field. It also serves as the training home for the Timbers’ development teams, specifically the Timbers U-23s as well as the club’s U-18 and U-16 Academy teams. As part of the public/private partnership with THPRD, the Timbers will make an annual donation to the Tualatin Hills Park Foundation and will conduct a series of annual youth soccer camps and coaches’ clinics at the adidas Timbers Training Center. The training center includes a synthetic, FieldTurf field designated for public use.

The 2013 Timbers

Kalif Alhassan


Diego Chara


Futty Danso

Mobi Fehr


Jake Gleeson


Jack Jewsbury


Ryan Johnson



Bright Dike


Steven Evans


Michael Harrington


David Horst


Andrew Jean-Baptiste


Will Johnson


Ryan Kawulok


Milos Kocic



Hanyer Mosquera 33

Darlington Nagbe


Michael Nanchoff 17

Frederic Piquionne 10

Brent Richards


Donovan Ricketts 1

Sebasti谩n Rinc贸n 24

Mikael Silvestre 27

Dylan Tucker-Gangnes 25

Jose Valencia


Diego Valeri


Rodney Wallace 22

Ben Zemanski

Ryan Miller




Sal Zizzo


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