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Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 Kickoff: 8 p.m. (Pacific) Broadcast: ROOT SPORTS Radio: 750 AM/102.9 FM The Game 1150 AM/93.5 FM La GranD

aturday’s match marks the 21st regular-season meeting between the Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps FC MLS. The Timbers lead the regular-season series 10-4-6, and are 6-1-4 at Providence Park against Vancouver.

ith the win over the Union, the Timbers have not lost at Providence Park in 16 straight games, dating back to July 19, 2017. During that stretch, the Timbers have produced a 13-0-3 record at Providence Park. Additionally, the Timbers are one of two teams in MLS to remain unbeaten at home this season.

Seasons in MLS

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2018 Record

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Goals Scored in 2018

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Total Assists in 2018

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Diego Valeri (8)

Leading Goal Scorer in 2018

Kei Kamara (9)

Diego Valeri (10)

Leading Assists in 2018

Alphonso Davies (10)

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Record at Providence Park vs. Opponent

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Against VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC All-Time Series: Portland leads series 10-4-6 Home Record vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC: 6-1-4 First meeting:

Portland 2, Vancouver 1 Aug. 20, 2011 at Providence Park First meeting at Providence Park:

Portland 2, Vancouver 1 Aug. 20, 2011 idfielder Diego Valeri scored his team-leading eighth goal in the win against Philadelphia. Valeri's goal was his ninth penalty kick goal since the beginning of last season, which leads MLS in that span.

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Last regular-season meeting at Providence Park:

Portland 2, Vancouver 1 Oct. 22, 2017 Last regular-season meeting:

Portland 2, Vancouver 1 Oct. 22, 2017 at Providence Park Scoring: VAN: Waston (Reyna), 29 POR: Ridgewell, 32 POR: Mattocks (Vytas, Blanco), 48

Leading goal-scorer in all-time series: POR: Nagbe, Valeri (4) VAN: Morales, Sanvezzo (4)

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ith a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Union at Providence Park on Aug. 4, the Timbers extended their unbeaten run to 15 league games (10-0-5), which matches their MLS club record for consecutive games without a loss, previously set in the 2013 campaign. The Timbers are the only MLS club to have a 15-game unbeaten run twice in MLS play.

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Midfielder Dairon Asprilla scored his first MLS goal of the season in a 3-0 shutout victory over the Philadelphia Union at Providence Park on Aug. 4. The goal was Asprilla's second competitive goal in 2018, with the striker also scoring in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. With Asprilla’s goal, 10 different players have scored in MLS play for Portland this season.

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Stefan Marinovic Doneil Henry Sean Franklin Kendall Waston Efrain Juarez Bernie Ibini Felipe Martins Anthony Blondell Nicolas Mezquida Brian Rowe Cristian Techera Marcel de Jong Jose Aja Erik Hurtado Brek Shea Aaron Maund Kei Kamara David Norman Jr. Jake Nerwinski Yordy Reyna Russell Teibert Sean Melvin Myer Bevan Brett Levis Simon Colyn Aly Ghazal Alphonso Davies Jordon Mutch

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Jeff Attinella Alvas Powell Roy Miller Diego Valeri Sebastián Blanco Andy Polo Lawrence Olum Andrés Flores Zarek Valentin Jeremy Ebobisse Julio Cascante Tomás Conechny David Guzmán Diego Chara Cristhian Paredes Jack Barmby Liam Ridgewell Bill Tuiloma Modou Jadama Dairon Asprilla Foster Langsdorf Eryk Williamson Marco Farfan Larrys Mabiala Kendall McIntosh Jake Gleeson Samuel Armenteros

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Portland travels east to face D.C. United on Wednesday Aug. 15, at Audi Field; kickoff is set for 5 p.m. (Pacific). The match features a regional broadcast on ROOT SPORTS and local radio broadcasts on 750 AM/102.9 FM The Game (English) and LaGranD 1150 AM/93.5 FM (Spanish). Midfielder Alphonso Davies tallied two goals and two assists in a 4-2 victory over Minnesota United FC at BC Place Stadium on July 28. The 17-yearold midfielder has scored five goals and leads the team with 10 assists in 2018.

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2018 Timbers Schedule Day

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Sunday Saturday Saturday Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday Sunday Saturday Saturday Sunday Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday Wednesday Saturday Sunday Wednesday Saturday Saturday Saturday Wednesday Saturday Saturday Saturday Sunday Sunday

March 4 March 10 March 24 March 31 April 8 April 14 April 22 May 5 May 13 May 19 May 26 June 2 June 9 June 24 June 30 July 7 July 15 July 21 July 28 Aug. 4 Aug. 11 Aug. 15 Aug. 18 Aug. 26 Aug. 29 Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 19 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 21 Oct. 28

@LA Galaxy @New York Red Bulls @FC Dallas @Chicago Fire @Orlando City SC MINNESOTA UNITED FC NEW YORK CITY FC @San Jose Earthquakes SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC LOS ANGELES FC @Colorado Rapids LA GALAXY SPORTING KANSAS CITY @Atlanta United FC @Seattle Sounders FC SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES @Los Angeles FC MONTREAL IMPACT HOUSTON DYNAMO PHILADELPHIA UNION VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC @D.C. United @Sporting Kansas City SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC TORONTO FC @New England Revolution COLORADO RAPIDS @Houston Dynamo COLUMBUS CREW SC @Minnesota United FC FC DALLAS @Real Salt Lake REAL SALT LAKE @Vancouver Whitecaps FC

7 p.m. 4 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 12 noon 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 3 p.m. 8 p.m. 6 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 1:30 p.m.

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avin Wilkinson, an 18-year veteran of the Timbers organization and a former New Zealand international, serves as the club’s general manager and president of soccer. 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. In his current role, Wilkinson has formed the Timbers’ deeply integrated, vertical development system, which includes USL club Portland Timbers 2 (T2), the Timbers U23 and Timbers Academy teams. He was instrumental in establishing an innovative partnership with Oregon Youth Soccer Association, which encompasses the statewide Olympic Development Program and regional training centers, as well as the adidas Timbers Alliance program. Wilkinson also serves as the general manager and president of soccer for Portland Thorns FC. During Wilkinson’s tenure as general manager and president of soccer, the club has won MLS Cup in 2015, NWSL championships in 2013 and 2017 with Thorns FC, an NWSL Shield in 2016 and a national championship with the Timbers U-23s in 2010. Additionally, the Timbers have made two appearances in Concacaf Champions League (2014-15, 2016-17) and have twice advanced to the Western Conference Championship (2013, 2015), while also securing the conference’s No. 1

uring Wilkinson’s tenure as general manager and president of soccer, the club has won MLS Cup in 2015, NWSL championships in 2013 and 2017 with Thorns FC, an NWSL Shield in 2016 and a national championship with the Timbers U-23s in 2010.

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playoff seed with the best regular-season record two times (2013, 2017). As the club’s general manager and head coach from 2007-10, 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. As head coach, Wilkinson oversaw Cascadia Cup (a fan-based derby between Portland, Seattle and Vancouver) titles in 2009, 2010 and again in 2012. He led the Timbers to one of the best seasons in USL First Division history in 2009, including a record-setting, 24-game unbeaten streak and winning the Commissioner’s Cup. 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 United Soccer Leagues season in 2001, playing in each of the club’s first six seasons and serving the dual role as a player/assistant coach from 2005-06. He finished his playing 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. Wilkinson founded the youth club Eastside Timbers, 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’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 (14) and Brooke (11). timbers.com


Head Coach Giovanni Savarese

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ntering his first season with the club after being named head coach on Dec. 18, 2017, Savarese, the third head coach in Portland’s MLS history, brings over 25 years of professional experience as a player and coach to the Timbers organization. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Savarese joined the Timbers after spending the past five seasons as the head coach and sporting director of the New York Cosmos, where he developed one of the most successful clubs in the NASL, compiling a 65-26-44 record in 135 regular-season games, including a career-best 20-7-5 record in 2016 and an undefeated NASL Spring Season in 2015. Additionally, the Cosmos scored 223 goals during Savarese’s five seasons at the helm, which rank as the most in the NASL during that stretch. Savarese also led the Cosmos to four Soccer Bowl appearances, claiming the 2013, 2015 and 2016 championships. Most recently, after a 10-7-15 record in the 2017 regular season, Savarese guided the Cosmos to their third straight appearance in the NASL championship match, narrowly falling 2-0 to the San Francisco Deltas. Prior to joining the Cosmos organization, Savarese, who holds a USSF “A” license, served as the head of youth development for the New York MetroStars/Red Bulls from 2005-2007, before joining the Cosmos as the club’s academy director in 2010, with a focus on developing youth talent in the greater New York area. Savarese served as the Cosmos academy director for two years before being announced as the head coach of the first Cosmos team in 28 years on November 19, 2012. Savarese enjoyed an 18-year professional playing career, including five seasons in Major League Soccer, scoring 159 goals in 322 games played in various leagues in the United States, Venezuela, Italy and England. At the international level, Savarese earned 30 caps for the Venezuela National Team from 1989-2001, scoring 10 goals, including a notable finish against South American rival Argentina in 1996. After beginning his professional career in Venezuela with Deportivo Italia in 1986, Savarese spent five seasons (1990-95) playing in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League and the USISL before being drafted by the MetroStars in the inaugural MLS SuperDraft in 1996 as the ninth overall selection, notching a team-record 41 goals and 94 points in 85 regular-season appearances during three seasons with the club. The striker’s record stood until 2009 when it was surpassed by Juan Pablo Angel. Following his three seasons with the MetroStars, Savarese spent the 1999 MLS campaign with the New England Revolution, scoring 10 goals in 27 appearances. Shortly afterwards,

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Savarese joined Italian Serie A club A.C. Perugia and was loaned to A.S. Viterbese in 2000, before returning stateside to join the San Jose Earthquakes in the 2000 MLS season. After a brief stint with the Earthquakes, Savarese joined Swansea City, where he scored 14 goals across all competitions, prior to signing with Millwall F.C. in 2001. Following short spells with Venezuelan club Deportivo Italchacao and Italian club Sassari Torres, Savarese’s playing career concluded in 2004 after scoring five goals in 10 appearances with the Long Island Rough Riders. In the collegiate ranks, Savarese enjoyed a four-year (1990-93) playing career with Long Island University after moving to the United States from Venezuela in 1990. Savarese has also served as a member of the media, working as an analyst for ESPN International and ESPN Deportes. Giovanni and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters, Valentina and Alessandra.

avarese enjoyed an 18-year professional playing career, including five seasons in Major League Soccer, scoring 159 goals in 322 games played in various leagues in the United States, Venezuela, Italy and England. timbers.com


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Coaching Staff 2018

Carlos Llamosa

Guillermo “Memo” Valencia

Assistant Coach

Goalkeeper Coach

Carlos Llamosa enters his first season as an assistant coach for the Timbers after spending the 2017 MLS campaign as an assistant coach with the New England Revolution. A former MLS and U.S. Men’s National Team defender, Llamosa, who holds a USSF "A" license, enjoyed a 16-year career in MLS as a player and a coach, as well as an additional four years as an assistant coach in the North American Soccer League (NASL) alongside Giovanni Savarese with the New York Cosmos. Prior to coaching with the Cosmos, Llamosa spent four seasons as an assistant coach with MLS club Chivas USA from 2009-2012. At the international level, Llamosa made 29 appearances for the United States, including appearances during the 1999 Confederations Cup, 2002 World Cup qualifiers and the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Cameron Knowles T2 Head Coach

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Entering his first season with the as the Timbers’ goalkeeper coach, Guillermo “Memo” Valencia joins Portland after spending the past five seasons as the goalkeeper coach for the New York Cosmos, where he helped the team win three NASL Soccer Bowl championships, while working alongside Giovanni Savarese. Valencia, who maintains USSF goalkeeping and “A” licenses, has coached goalkeepers for the U.S. Men’s National Team between the U-17 and U-23 levels since 2009. During his 11-year professional playing career as a goalkeeper in Colombia, Valencia played for America de Cali (1990-1995) and Deportivo Pereira (1995-2001), featuring as a key member of the Pereira side that won the Professional Colombian Soccer Association league championship.

Shannon Murray Video/Data Analyst

Entering his third season with the Timbers organization, Murray serves as the video/data analyst for the first team after spending the past two seasons as an assistant coach for T2. Murray, who holds a USSF “A” license, joined T2 on March 9, 2016, after spending the past decade working in youth and coaching development, including two seasons as an academy coach with Seattle Sounders FC. Additionally, Murray has been a member of U.S. Soccer’s National Coaching Education staff since 2011. Prior to beginning his career in coaching, Murray played six professional seasons in the A-League and Continental Indoor Soccer League.

Cameron Knowles enters his first season as head coach of Portland’s USL side, Portland Timbers 2. Knowles, who holds a USSF "A" license, previously served as an assistant coach for the Portland Timbers for the past six seasons, and was part of the coaching staff that won MLS Cup in 2015. Drafted by Real Salt Lake in the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft, Knowles played professionally for seven seasons, including two seasons in MLS and four with the Timbers from 2007-10. During his playing career with the Timbers, Knowles was a three-time USL First Division all-league selection and helped Portland claim the Commissioner’s Cup in 2009 as the league’s regular-season champion. He was a finalist for the league’s Defender of the Year award in 2007. In total, Knowles played in 77 games for the Timbers, which ranks among the club’s second-division career leaders.

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HEIGHT: 6-2 WEIGHT: 185 DOB: 04/05/1986 BIRTHPLACE: Montfermeil, France

Timbers defender Larrys Mabiala talks about his time in the Rose City after joining the club a year ago. What was it like supporting France in the 2018 FIFA World Cup? There are a lot of different countries represented in the Timbers locker room. “It’s been really exciting because obviously I was born there, I grew up there and almost my entire family is in France. It’s been stressful because in the beginning of the World Cup, I was teasing everyone. I was talking so much that when they were playing I was stressed out. What if they don’t win? All my teammates will come after me.”

You have lived in Portland for over a year now. How has it been adjusting with your teammates and playing in front of the Timbers Army week in and week out? “It’s been fantastic. We have a great squad, so they helped me a lot to fit in this team and play my best. Of course, it’s not easy to give your maximum in the beginning, but I thought I did my job pretty well. The Timbers Army is something crazy. When you’re playing in front of so many passionate people who are always behind you in the game, you want to give your max. It’s always special for me and my teammates to play in front of them.”

You scored your first goal with the club this season, and are among the leading goal-scorers amongst defenders in MLS. How does it feel to contribute to the offensive side of the game? “I’m very glad to contribute. Last year, I didn’t have a chance to score, but I’ve been working a lot on that. After Bill [Tuiloma] scored his first goal for T2 last year, he teased me that I hadn’t scored in a while. I love being challenged. I think that’s when I’m at my best when I’m under pressure. I think now I have a little bit more chemistry with the guys. I have a better understanding of the runs and the way Diego [Valeri] handles the corner kicks and the free kicks.”

The Timbers Army is something crazy... It’s always special for me and my teammates to play in front of them. Who was your favorite player and favorite defender to watch growing up? “My favorite player growing up wasn’t even a defender. My favorite player was Ronaldo, the one. I think he was the best striker of all-time. As a defender, I used to love watching Laurent Blanc because of his calm attitude and his leadership skills in any circumstance.”

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Timbers Social Timbers forward Diego Valeri picks three of his favorite Instagram posts and explains their significance.

“This is the best picture because it’s the final whistle from MLS Cup. You can see Diego [Chara] thanking God. I think what makes the photo so good is the contrast between the team that wins and the team that loses. Also, this was the first MLS Cup victory in the history of the club.”

“This was the MLS MVP award ceremony. Even if it’s an individual honor; it’s a family award. They are the ones that deal with all of the emotions outside the field. It’s a great picture.”

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“This picture with Connie is a good one. This was on Father’s Day and I just love to spend time with her. She likes to sing and I play the guitar, so it’s always a good time.”


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12:30 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 3 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 4 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m.

For up-to-date broadcast details visit, www.thornsfc.com The complete Portland Thorns FC schedule can be found at www.thornsfc.com and fans interested in purchasing season tickets, single-game tickets or group tickets are encouraged to contact the ticket sales office at 503-553-5555 or email ticketsales@timbers.com.

*The 2018 NWSL Championship Game will take place at Providence Park on Saturday, Sept. 22.

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Timbers Development

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ooted 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 allows players within the club’s development territory a direct path from the youth level to the top tier of professional soccer in North America – Major League Soccer.

PORTLAND TIMBERS 2

adidas TIMBERS ALLIANCE

The level just below the Portland Timbers first team on the pyramid is T2. Playing in their fourth season in the 33-team USL, T2 was founded on Oct. 14, 2014, and is a professional team that creates a bridge between the Timbers Academy and the Timbers first team.

The adidas Timbers Alliance is a strategic partnership between the club and 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. Started in 2012, the alliance includes the following clubs: Idaho (Boise Nationals FC, Sting Timbers FC), the Portland metro area (Westside Timbers, Eastside Timbers), Central Oregon (Bend FC Timbers), Southern Oregon (Rogue Valley Timbers), the Willamette Valley (Capital FC Timbers, Eugene Timbers FC), Southwest Washington (Washington Timbers) and New Mexico (Las Cruces Timbers).

PORTLAND TIMBERS U23 In 2017, the Portland Timbers ventured into a partnership with Capital FC Timbers in Salem, Ore., where the Salem-based club will handle the day-to-day operations of the Portland Timbers U23 PDL team, while the MLS club will provide resources and assist with player recruitment and selection. The team won the PDL national championship in 2010.

PORTLAND TIMBERS ACADEMY The Timbers Academy consists of teams in the U-18/19, U-16/17, U-15, U-14 and U-13 age brackets of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. The Timbers Academy provides elite youth players from the Timbers development territory advanced training and competitive opportunities against the best youth players across North America.

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ODP/REGIONAL TRAINING CENTERS In partnership with OYSA, the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC oversee the state’s Olympic Development Program (ODP). As part of this partnership, the Timbers have expanded the state’s regional training center program to eight locations, and train locally at these sites 18-20 times a year. In the spring of each year, RTC programs are brought together to hold training and games. Over the RTC tournament weekend, Timbers coaching staff members select the best players in the Homegrown territory to form Timbers and Thorns FC ODP teams, otherwise known as pre-academy or academy reserve teams. The club’s 2000 Timbers Boys ODP team won its first regional ODP championship in January 2017, competing against all states in the western United States. In addition, Idaho Youth Soccer Association runs three RTC programs.

TIMBERS YOUTH LEAGUES, TOURNAMENTS & CAMP The Timbers and OYSA have formed an innovative partnership, which sees the statewide youth soccer organization become a part of the Timbers’ comprehensive youth development structure. The Timbers and OYSA provide its clubs resources for coaching and referee education and share best practices in player development, creating a unified development philosophy across the state. The Timbers offer an exciting camp program for soccer players of all ages and skill levels throughout Oregon, Southwest Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Missouri, Montana and New Mexico. Each camp is centered on age-appropriate exercises and activities designed to develop technical excellence and build a love for the game.

For more information on the Timbers and Thorns FC youth programs, please visit www.timbers.com/youth

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T2 Schedule Date

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Friday, March 16 Saturday, March 24 Saturday, March 31 Wednesday, April 4 Saturday, April 7 Wednesday, April 18 Saturday, April 21 Wednesday, May 2 Saturday, May 5 Saturday, May 12 Friday, May 18 Tuesday, May 22 Saturday, May 26 Saturday, June 2 Saturday, June 9 Wednesday, June 13 Sunday, June 17 Saturday, June 30 Sunday, July 8 Saturday, July 14 Sunday, July 22 Saturday, July 28 Wednesday, Aug. 1 Sunday, Aug. 5 Saturday, Aug. 11 Wednesday, Aug. 15 Sunday, Aug. 19 Wednesday, Aug. 22 Saturday, Sept. 1 Sunday, Sept. 9 Sunday, Sept. 16 Saturday, Sept. 22 Saturday, Sept. 29 Wednesday, Oct. 3 Saturday, Oct. 13

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7 p.m. 5 p.m. 12 noon 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 11 a.m. 7:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 8 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m.

*All matches will be streamed live on the ESPN + app. ^International friendly

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Timbers Broadcast

Jake Zivin

Television Announcer Jake Zivin serves as the lead play-by-play announcer for the Timbers regional television broadcasts, hosts “Timbers in 30," the club’s weekly television show on FOX 12 OREGON, and cohosts the post-match show with Timbers television analyst Ross Smith. Part of the television broadcast team in 2015, Zivin was also the radio play-by-play announcer during the 2014 and 2015 campaigns. In addition, Zivin was the web stream play-by-play broadcaster for all T2 home matches during their inaugural USL season in 2015.

Keith Bleyer Radio Announcer

The 2018 season marks Keith Bleyer’s seventh season as part of the Timbers broadcast team, having worked with both the radio and television broadcast teams during his tenure. A television and radio broadcaster with nearly four decades of experience, Bleyer has been involved in Major League Soccer broadcasting since the late 1990s.

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Ross Smith

Television Analyst Former Timbers defender Ross Smith serves as the analyst on the Timbers regional television broadcasts as well as the co-host of “Timbers in 30.” The 2018 season marks Smith’s eighth on the broadcast side as he started off as a radio analyst in Portland’s inaugural MLS season in 2011, moving over to the television broadcast in 2012. In addition, Smith co-hosts the postgame show with Zivin and “Talk Timbers,” a weekly radio show.

Fletcher Johnson Radio Host

Fletcher Johnson returns for his eighth season as part of the Timbers broadcast team in 2018. As host of the Timbers radio pregame, halftime and postgame shows, Johnson, who has extensive experience in local radio, first joined the club for their inaugural MLS season in 2011.

Nat Borchers On-Field Analyst

Former Timbers defender Nat Borchers enters his second season on the broadcast team, serving as the club’s field analyst during the Timbers’ games on ROOT SPORTS and FOX 12 OREGON. Borchers enjoyed a 14-year professional playing career, including 12 seasons in Major League Soccer, where he played for the Colorado Rapids (2003-05), Real Salt Lake (2008-14), and the Portland Timbers (2015-16). Borchers is a two-time MLS Cup champion, first capturing a title with Real Salt Lake in 2009, before helping Portland capture its first MLS Cup title in 2015.

Joe Sleven Radio Analyst

Joe Sleven is in his first season with the Timbers broadcast team. A Portland native, Joe played midfield at the University of Portland. Since graduating, he's served as an analyst for the University of Portland on TV, radio and internet broadcasts.

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The 2018 Timbers

Samuel Armenteros 99

Jack Barmby

23

Jeremy Ebobisse 17

Modou Jadama

26

Lawrence Olum 13

Bill Tuiloma

44

25

Dairon Asprilla

27

Jeff Attinella

Diego Chara

21

Tomás Conechny 19

90

David Guzmán

Sebastián Blanco

10

Julio Cascante

18

Marco Farfan

32

Andrés Flores

14

Jake Gleeson

Foster Langsdorf

28

Larrys Mabiala

33

Kendall McIntosh 43

Andy Polo

11

Alvas Powell

Cristhian Paredes 22

Zarek Valentin

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Diego Valeri

8

2

1

20

7

Roy Miller

Liam Ridgewell

24

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