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GREEN VOLUME 2, ISSUE 13

MAGAZINE

TIMBERS vs TORONTO FC SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 8:00PM GOALKEEPER MILOS KOCIC

THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE PORTLAND TIMBERS


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Timbers midfielder Diego Chara is tackled by a Toronto FC defender during a 2-2 draw between the teams on July 30, 2011, at JELD-WEN Field. photo: Steel Brooks

following the hiring of a new general manager, a coaching change in the offseason and a roster overhaul. Since their inaugural MLS season in 2007, Toronto FC has consistently ranked in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference and the trend has continued through the 2013 season. Head coach Ryan Nelsen’s squad hasn’t found its rhythm on offense, scoring just 23 goals in 26 games, but lately Toronto FC’s results have started to improve. The club has lost only two of its last seven games and recently earned a come-from-behind, 1-1 draw against New England on Aug. 30.

Against Toronto FC The Timbers enter Saturday’s match against Toronto FC looking for their first win against the Canadian side. In three previous meetings, two of which have been played at BMO Field in Toronto, the Timbers are 0-1-2 against their Eastern Conference opponent. The only loss Portland suffered against Toronto FC happened in the club’s second-ever MLS match on March 26, 2011. Since that loss, the Timbers have played Toronto FC to consecutive 2-2 draws – first on July 30, 2011, at JELD-WEN Field and again on Aug. 15, 2012, at BMO Field. Four different players have scored for Portland against Toronto FC. Aug. 15, 2012 at BMO Field (Toronto)

Portland 2, Toronto FC 2 Scoring:

POR – Zizzo 21, Nagbe (Smith, Alexander) 82 TOR - Hassli 57, Silva (Hassli, Morgan) 63

IN: F Justin Braun (Trade from Real Salt Lake); GK Joe Bendik (Trade from Portland); D Danny Califf (Re-Entry Draft Stage 2); D Gale Agbossoumonde (Weighted lottery); M Júlio César (Signed); M Kyle Bekker (MLS SuperDraft); F Emery Welshman (MLS SuperDraft); D Jonas Elmer (Signed); F Robert Earnshaw (Transfer from Cardiff City); D Steven Caldwell (Signed); M Bobby Convey (Trade from Sporting Kansas City); D Darel Russell (Signed); M Michael Thomas (Trade from Sporting Kansas City); M Matias Laba (Transfer from Argentinos Juniors); F Jeremy Brockie (On loan from Wellington Phoenix); M Alvaro Rey (Signed); D Mark Bloom (On loan from Atlanta Silverbacks); D Ryan Richter (Signed); F Andrew Wiedeman (Trade from FC Dallas); F Maximiliano Urruti (Signed) OUT: D Adrian Cann (Option declined); D Ty Harden (Option declined); D Dicoy Williams (Option declined); M Oscar Cordon (Option declined); F Nicholas Lindsay (Option declined); F Keith Makubuya (Option declined); M Aaron Maund (Traded to Real Salt Lake); M Eric Avila (Out of contract); F Ryan Johnson (Trade to Portland); GK Milos Kocic (Trade to Portland); F Joao Plata (Trade to Real Salt Lake); F Eric Hassli (Trade to FC Dallas); D Danny Califf (Retired); M Júlio César (Released) portlandtimbers.com

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Saturday’s match marks only the second meeting between the Timbers and Toronto FC at JELD-WEN Field since Portland’s inaugural 2011 MLS season. The clubs have faced off three times in the all-time MLS series, but two of those games have taken place at BMO Field in Toronto. The only previous time Portland has played host to Toronto FC was on July 30, 2011, when the Timbers conceded two goals in the final 19 minutes in a 2-2 draw at JELD-WEN Field. Both teams have undergone major renovations since their last meeting (on Aug. 15, 2012 in Toronto). The Timbers (9-5-12, 39pts) have lost the fewest games in MLS this season and are currently in fifth place in the tight Western Conference standings. Maintaining a 10-game unbeaten streak at JELD-WEN Field entering Saturday’s game, Portland battled through a tough schedule during the month of August that featured five matches against conference opponents in the thick of the playoff race – including two games against league-leading Real Salt Lake and a derby match at Seattle. Starting September’s schedule, Portland will play three of its four games in the month at home in JELD-WEN Field, beginning with Saturday’s match against Toronto FC. Most recently, the Timbers have suffered back-to-back losses following a hard-fought, 1-0 defeat at Seattle (Aug. 25) and a 4-2 setback against Real Salt Lake on Aug. 30. Against league-leaders Real Salt Lake, the Timbers conceded two goals in the opening 15 minutes and saw midfielder Ben Zemanski issued a straight red card in first-half stoppage time. Despite cutting the deficit in half on a goal by midfielder/forward Darlington Nagbe in the 31st minute. Portland was unable to climb back into the match while playing with 10 men in the second half. Toronto FC (4-12-10, 22pts) has struggled to find results this season

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PORTLAND TIMBERS # Name 1 Donovan Ricketts 2 Ryan Miller 4 Will Johnson 5 Michael Harrington 6 Darlington Nagbe 7 Sal Zizzo 8 Diego Valeri 9 Ryan Johnson 10 Frederic Piquionne 11 Kalif Alhassan 12 David Horst 13 Jack Jewsbury 14 Ben Zemanski 15 Steven Evans 16 Brent Richards 17 Michael Nanchoff 19 Bright Dike 20 Jose Valencia 21 Diego Chara 22 Rodney Wallace 23 Alvas Powell 24 Sebastián Rincón 25 Dylan Tucker-Gangnes 27 Mikael Silvestre 30 Milos Kocic 31 Rauwshan McKenzie 35 Andrew Jean-Baptiste 44 Pa Modou Kah 90 Jake Gleeson 98 Futty Danso

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# Name Pos 3 Jonas Elmer D 4 Doneil Henry D 5 Ashtone Morgan D 6 Gale Agbossoumonde D 8 Kyle Bekker M 9 Emery Welshman F 10 Robert Earnshaw F 12 Joe Bendik GK 13 Steven Caldwell D 14 Danny Koevermans F 15 Bobby Convey M 16 Darel Russell M 17 Justin Braun F 18 Michael Thomas M 19 Reggie Lambe M 20 Matias Laba M 21 Jonathan Osorio M 22 Jeremy Brockie F 23 Alvaro Rey M 24 Stefan Frei GK 25 Jeremy Hall D/M 27 Richard Eckersley D 28 Mark Bloom D 32 Andrew Wiedeman F 33 Ryan Richter D 34 Manuel Aparicio M 37 Maximiliano Urruti F 40 Quillan Roberts GK

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Timbers Flashback Willie Anderson

By Alex Dubov

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or the North American Soccer League (NASL), 1975 was a year of many firsts. Five new teams were added to the league, including the Portland Timbers. Ties were removed from competition and wouldn’t be seen in top-tier American soccer until 2000. Pelé joined the New York Cosmos, and it was the first season the championship game was rebranded to be called the Soccer Bowl. It was also the first season in the United States for a young British winger named Willie Anderson. Anderson came to the Timbers in 1975 on loan from Cardiff City. He began his youth career in the Manchester United development program, eventually making a handful of appearances for the Red Devils’ senior team. He’s most known for, however, his 231 appearances for Aston Villa, where he scored 36 goals. When he arrived in Portland in 1975, Anderson would join a contingent of British players that would lead the team all the way to Soccer Bowl ’75 in San Jose, eventually losing a hard-fought game, 2-0 to Tampa Bay. Recently, Anderson took time to look back on Soccer Bowl ’75, his time in Portland and the growth of soccer in the country. What do you remember about playing against Tampa Bay in Soccer Bowl ’75? “It wasn’t the best field for us because it was a narrow field, more like a football field. We played with two wide men, two wingers, Jimmy Kelly and myself. Our game needed width and there wasn’t a lot of it there so I think it suited them better than it suited us. It was a really tight game. They had chances to go up in the first half. I know I got tripped up in the penalty area for a penalty and they didn’t [call it] and that was the first half. They scored a wonder goal in the second half. They brought some defender on to mark me and I think his first touch he just kind of half-volleyed a shot from 30-35 yards that just flew in. Then Clyde Best [who later joined the Timbers in 1977] scored the second goal right at the end of the game when we were trying to get a goal on. But it was anybody’s game until that big strike from Arsène Auguste. “I remember we played them, I think it was a Saturday, and we flew back right after the game, had a reception in Portland, and then we all flew out the next day back home.”

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Timbers Flashback cont. It sounded like it was quite physical, is that something you remember? “With it being such a small field, you couldn’t get out of the way of people. We were a pretty good attacking team with Kelly and I on the wings and Peter Withe up front. They kind of figured you can’t run without your legs, so if you aren’t standing up, you aren’t running past them. It was pretty physical. It was always physical going to San Jose because of that small field. It just made it a lot easier to go around kicking people because you could catch them.” What was your first season in the NASL like? “I remember signing for [head coach] Vic Crowe and I had no clue where I was coming. I’d never heard of Portland, hadn’t even really heard of Oregon. I remember Vic Crowe saying, ‘It’s the next state to California.’ And I just look at him and say ‘Oh, the weather must be great.’ And he said ‘Yeah, it’s great.’ First two weeks I was in Portland it rained, but it was great. We just had a good group of guys, mostly British kids. We all lived in the same apartment complex, and we just hit it off. We just all kind of came together and Vic was a really demanding coach in a good way, I thought. He got us super fit and super competitive, and all the pieces just came together for us, Jimmy and I playing and having such a great striker in Peter Withe to knock them in, too. We had some good young kids in midfield and we had a lot of old hands in Ray Martin and Brian Godfrey. You know, we just all came together for that summer. I don’t know whether you could ever do that again, it was just a one-off, I think.”

Do you have a special memory from that season? “Beating the Seattle Sounders in the playoffs was immense. I think the biggest memory I have of that was practicing the morning of that game, or the day before the game, and Vic Crowe – very smart – knew there was a big crowd that were waiting for tickets that was wrapped around the whole stadium, it was amazing, all waiting for tickets. We ran out [onto the field] for practice and clapped [at the fans] as we ran around the stadium, and they just went nuts. It was great for us, though, just the fan base. It’s like the Timbers Army now. Being a player, I mean, that’s what you live and die for. They could give you all the money in the world, but if the fans hate you, you’re not going to feel good about it. But when there are supporters as there are in Portland, you can’t help but want to play and feel good about it.” What do you think about the growth of soccer in the United States, and Portland specifically, since then? “When we got here, you couldn’t find a field to do a clinic on. I mean, a soccer field, there wasn’t one anywhere. That was kind of strange, coming from Europe, where there’s a soccer field on every corner. Today, you can’t get enough soccer fields. There aren’t enough. I think in Portland, the Timbers really started the ball rolling, getting people an idea of what it was. That ’75 year was just so exciting and we were so successful. And when these little guys in shorts could go out and people could meet you and you were just regular guys, I think that just gave the community a bit of a feel for who we were, and what we were, and what we were trying to do.” Do you still attend Timbers games? “The first season I bought season tickets for MLS, because I just knew it was going to be a memorable season. The players today that play for the Timbers, I hope they know how lucky they are because, you know, to run out on to that great stadium, and have all of those fans going nuts, I mean it’s what every player dreams of. They get it every week.”

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2013 Timbers Schedule

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Mar. 3 Mar. 9 Mar. 16 Mar. 30 Apr. 6 Apr. 14 Apr. 21 Apr. 27 May 2 May 8 May 12 May 18 May 25 June 8 June 15 June 19 June 23 July 7 July 13 July 20 July 27 Aug. 3 Aug. 17 Aug. 21 Aug. 25 Aug. 30 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 20 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 19 Oct. 26

NEW YORK RED BULLS MONTREAL IMPACT @Seattle Sounders FC @Colorado Rapids HOUSTON DYNAMO SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES @San Jose Earthquakes @Sporting Kansas City NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION @FC Dallas CHIVAS USA @Vancouver Whitecaps FC @D.C. United @Chicago Fire FC DALLAS @LA Galaxy COLORADO RAPIDS @Columbus Crew LA GALAXY @Philadelphia Union @San Jose Earthquakes VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC FC DALLAS REAL SALT LAKE @Seattle Sounders FC @Real Salt Lake TORONTO FC @Chivas USA COLORADO RAPIDS LA GALAXY @Vancouver Whitecaps FC SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC REAL SALT LAKE @Chivas USA

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Head Coach Caleb Porter

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

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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)

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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

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

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Porter’s record at Akron

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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)

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Porter ties the MLS record of 13 straight unbeaten games for a first-year head coach

First match as an MLS head coach

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

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Away games it took the Timbers under Caleb Porter to match the MLS-club high for road points (12).

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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.

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.

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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.

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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 Sporting Kansas City for two seasons from 2005-06 as an assistant coach before leaving the club to pursue his Ph.D.

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.

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.


Getting to Know Alvas Powell On the pitch

A new addition to the Portland Timbers defensive unit, Powell signed with the club on loan from Jamaican side Portmore United FC on June 28 and has already featured for the team in a friendly against English Premier League club Norwich City. Powell made his MLS debut, starting and playing 63 minutes at right back against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Aug. 3. Just 19-years-old and already a member of the Jamaican National Team, take a moment to get to know Alvas Powell a little better.

Powell has moved up through the youth international ranks in Jamaica, participating in the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup before making his debut with the senior national team in 2012 during the Caribbean Cup. He featured in three 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches for Jamaica in 2013 and seems set on becoming a fixture for the side. Coming to Portland, Powell’s transition has been helped by fellow Jamaican internationals, Ryan Johnson and Donovan Ricketts. “Ryan Johnson first introduced me to Portland and I started to watch the team. From there, I said I wanted to go to Portland, so my dream came true. … It motivates me (to have Johnson and Ricketts around) and a lot of the other players and coach keep pushing me every day. I love everyone here.”

It is the first time I’ve seen fans sing right through the game. They never boo you. In Jamaica, the fans will boo you and call your name.

Here it’s a big difference, I love the fans. A different style Powell said he has had to adjust his playing style in defense since joining Portland and MLS in June. “Here in Portland, my style of play is far different than what it was in Jamaica. In Jamaica, it’s more hard tackling. Over here, you have to watch your tackles – there are certain tackles you can’t make. It’s a big difference.”

The Portland atmosphere Powell is starting to get used to playing in front of crowds with the national team, but playing before the Timbers Army was the first time he’s experienced unyielding support throughout an entire match. “It is the first time I’ve seen fans sing right through the game. They never boo you. In Jamaica, the fans will boo you and call your name. Here it’s a big difference, I love the fans.”

Powell fact:

Making the adjustment

Powell has six siblings and he is the second-youngest child in his family. One other important point, he’s the only boy in the family, so you can imagine growing up with six sisters wasn’t always the easiest thing to do.

While his career is starting to lift off, one of Powell’s dreams as a child was to travel. Through his development, he has been able to visit other countries with the Jamaica youth national teams and the senior team, but Portland quickly became a favorite destination. “(Traveling) was a big experience for me. When I was smaller, I wanted to go on the planes and now I’m flying from country to country (with the national team), so I’m just enjoying the moment. Portland is pretty amazing. I like the fans, the people, the stadium and the feel. Trust me, it’s nice here.”

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Pop Culture BRIGHT

DIKE

DARLINGTON

MILOS

RYAN

NAGBE

KOCIC

JOHNSON

Pineapple and strawberries

Chips

Bread

Chicken

Trey Songz

Justin Timberlake

Guns N’ Roses

Drake

“Love & Basketball”

“Miracle”

“Cinderella Man”

“He Got Game”

Sushi

Salad

Green beans

Mexican food

Kevin Hart

Diego Chara

David Blaine

Drake

If you weren’t playing soccer you’d be

Working in IT

Teacher

Fisherman

Coach

Favorite cartoon character?

Goku

Goku

Tom & Jerry

Stewie (from Family Guy)

Measuring the pop culture pulse of the Portland Timbers.

A food you always have close by?

Whose songs do you always sing along with?

Favorite sports movie?

What do you refuse to eat?

Name any person you’d like to spend the day with

Strangest thing you’ve autographed?

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Someone’s calf

Skin

Skin

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Around Town Michael Harrington Surprise

All Harrington ever heard about Portland regarded the cold and drizzly climate. Well, that’s not exactly true for 12 months out of the year.

Timbers defender Michael Harrington, who was acquired on Dec. 3, 2012 in a trade with Sporting Kansas City, has been a mainstay on Portland’s defense all season, helping the club become one of the best defensive units in MLS. A newcomer to the Rose City, Harrington takes us around town with a look at some of his favorite spots.

“The lack of rain has surprised me. The first thing I heard was that it rains all the time. The summer is fantastic, but even when I got here it was drizzly but not pouring. The weather has been surprisingly nice.”

Hit the links

He’s not much of an outdoors adventure kind of guy, but golfing is a hobby that gets Harrington out into the fresh air with a few teammates (Ben Zemanski, Jack Jewsbury, Ryan Miller and Sal Zizzo, notably).

Ante up

When he’s not on the field, Harrington likes to be indoors – more specifically at a card table. “I play a lot of poker. There are a few poker rooms around the city that I frequent; Encore Poker Club (535 NW 16th Ave.) is one I like. I enjoy relaxing inside, when I’m not outside playing soccer.”

“I’ve been playing a little bit of golf lately. I played Pumpkin Ridge (12930 NW Old Pumpkin Ridge Rd, North Plains, Ore.) a couple weeks ago and that’s a pretty nice course. I’ve been playing for a while, but I don’t play consistently enough to be good.”

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Nothing really complements a day around the Rose City like checking into one of the top-notch restaurants that dot the town. Whether you’re out for a quick bite or a big meal, here are a couple of Harrington’s favorite spots.

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Bamboo Sushi

This downtown locale, only a few short blocks from JELD-WEN Field, does brunch the right way, according to Harrington, with lots of small plates from which to choose. “I’m a big brunch guy and they have a fantastic brunch, but I’ve heard their dinner is awesome too. I’ve been meaning to try that as well. The food is awesome; it’s like tapas … brunch tapas … which is phenomenal.”

Kansas City isn’t exactly known as a mecca for good seafood and sushi, so Harrington has been happy with the bevy of options around town, especially Bamboo Sushi. “The sushi is really good here (in Portland), which is awesome because I struggled for sushi in Kansas City.”

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Big Hearts

The Timbers Army raises one of its impressive tifo displays at a recent Cascadia Cup match between the Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Aug. 3. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer

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Stand Together Week

Timbers forward Bright Dike spent time conducting a clinic with 4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance at Kateri Park in southeast Portland as part of the team’s annual Stand Together Week. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer

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Connect Four Timbers dynamic, playmaking midfielder Diego Valeri has made three appearances for Argentina in his career. Originally signed on loan from Argentinean side Atletico Lanús on Jan. 10, the Timbers recently purchased Valeri’s contract, signing him to a new multiyear deal on Aug. 6. The 27-year-old has been one of the team’s leading scorers – matching an MLS Timbers single-season record with eight assists (as of Aug. 17).

A tough defender from New Zealand, Gavin Wilkinson has been a long-time member of the Timbers organization since joining as a player for the 2001 season. After making more than 100 appearances from 2001-06 for the Timbers, Wilkinson became the team’s head coach and general manager from 2007-10. On April 7, 2010, Wilkinson signed a fast and physical striker Bright Dike, who went on to become one of the club’s first players to join the MLS roster for the inaugural 2011 season.

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After making his professional debut on April 22, 2010, against AC St. Louis, Bright Dike made his second-ever start for the Timbers in an international exhibition against Argentinean powerhouse Boca Juniors on May 29, 2010. Playing 90 minutes in a 3-2 win for Portland, Dike attempted a team-high three shots in the match and squared off against young Boca Juniors striker Orlando Gaona Lugo in the second half. portlandtimbers.com


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All-Star City

ajor League Soccer announced in July that the Rose City will be the host city for the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game. The annual showcase event will feature several days of festivities, culminating in a match between the league’s top players and a renowned international club in late July or early August 2014, at JELD-WEN Field, home to the Timbers and one of the best soccer fan experiences anywhere. Soccer in the Portland area and the Timbers have a long history of strong fan support and the club’s popularity has boomed since its inaugural MLS season in 2011. The 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game will be the first All-Star Game in a major sport for the city of Portland. The 87-year-old JELD-WEN Field has undergone several renovations including the most recent transformation in 2011 as the Timbers entered MLS, but the venue already touts a long list of soccer history that will make hosting the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game even more memorable.

SOCCER HISTORY IN THE ROSE CITY:

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May 2, 1975 The Portland Timbers play their first match as part of the North American Soccer League against the Seattle Sounders before 6,913 fans. Aug. 28, 1977 The New York Cosmos defeat the Seattle Sounders in Soccer Bowl ’77 in Portland. The match was legendary Brazilian striker Pelé’s last official professional game. Sept. 7, 1997 U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Tab Ramos scores a dramatic winner as the United States defeats Costa Rica 1-0 in a 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifying match. June 23-24, 1999 The 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup plays four matches in Portland as fans in the Rose City are treated to 22 goals over four games. Sept. 21, 2002 Forward Abby Wambach scores two goals in winning MVP honors in the 2002 Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) All-Star Game in the Rose City. Sept. 28-Oct. 5, 2003 JELD-WEN Field (then called PGE Park) hosts six matches in the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup, including both semifinal games. April 14, 2011 The world is introduced to the MLS-era Portland Timbers and the Timbers Army before a rain-soaked, sold-out crowd of 18,627. July 9, 2013 JELD-WEN Field hosts two matches in Group C of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, including a 6-1 win for the U.S. Men’s National Team over Belize.

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Playmaker Midfielder Diego Valeri tied the Timbers’ single-season record with his eighth assist of the year on Aug. 3 against Vancouver. Valeri has registered three multi-assist games, including two assists in a dramatic 2-1 against the LA Galaxy on July 13. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer

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Rapid Fire with Thorns FC

With a good portion of the inaugural Which of your teammates should have their own reality TV show?

National Women’s

Danielle Foxhoven Kat Williamson

FORWARD

Soccer League in the books, we asked a handful of rapid-fire questions about random topics to several Thorns FC

In a movie based on your life, who would play you?

Nikki Washington

MIDFIELDER

players. Here are their responses:

Halle Berry, but I would be dreaming.

DEFENDER

What was the first and most recent concert you went to?

Marian Dougherty

My first concert I ever went to was Bonnie Raitt with my parents at Red Rocks, and the most recent concert I went to was Taylor Swift.

MIDFIELDER

Name an iconic movie that you haven’t seen.

Becky Edwards

Pride & Prejudice, is that iconic?

MIDFIELDER

DEFENDER

Best thing about Portland?

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Kathryn Williamson I’m really enjoying the food [options] so far and that makes me happy.

Weirdest thing you’ve seen around town?

Allie Long

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Portland Thorns FC Schedule

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

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@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. 4 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 5:30 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 www.portlandthornsfc.com 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 ticketsales@portlandtimbers.com.

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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.

PORTLAND TIMBERS U-23s

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 and Brent Richards. The Timbers U-23s won the PDL championship in 2010 and have competed in the last two Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups.

PORTLAND TIMBERS ACADEMY 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.

TIMBERS REGIONAL TRAINING CENTERS

One of the major components of the Timbers development structure and Oregon ODP are 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, both boys and girls, 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/ or Timbers Pre-Academy teams at various age levels for regional and national competitions.

adidas TIMBERS ALLIANCE

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 the academy. The adidas Timbers Alliance includes five clubs – the Bend FC Timbers (Bend), Eastside Timbers (Gresham), Rogue Valley Timbers (Medford), Vancouver Timbers (Vancouver, Wash.) and Westside Timbers (Portland). Further, the Timbers have also partnered with Portland Youth Soccer

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Association and are working to develop a recreational curriculum to complete the club’s development pyramid.

TIMBER 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. portlandtimbers.com


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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.

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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

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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

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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,

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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. portlandtimbers.com


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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.

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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

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Diego Chara

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Futty Danso

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Bright Dike

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Steven Evans

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Jake Gleeson

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Michael Harrington

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David Horst

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Andrew Jean-Baptiste

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Jack Jewsbury

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Milos Kocic

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Rauwshan McKenzie

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Ryan Johnson

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Will Johnson

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Ryan Miller

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Darlington Nagbe

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Michael Nanchoff 17

Frederic Piquionne 10

Alvas Powell

Dylan Tucker-Gangnes 25

Brent Richards

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Donovan Ricketts 1

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Mikael Silvestre 27

Jose Valencia

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Diego Valeri

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Rodney Wallace 22

Ben Zemanski

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