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Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Head coach Jesse Marsch’s side entered the week just three points off the top of the MLS Supporters’ Shield standings, while also conceding the fewest goals in the Eastern Conference. Following Sunday’s match, the Timbers take to the road to face Columbus Crew SC on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio; kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. (Pacific). The match against Columbus will air locally on KPDX Channel 49 with a local radio broadcast on 750/102.9 The Game and in Spanish on La GranD 93.5 FM.

Against the Red Bulls

The Timbers face Eastern Conference foe New York City Red Bulls (13-7-6, 45pts) for just the sixth time in MLS regular-season play since 2011. Sunday’s match marks the third time the Red Bulls travel to the Rose City since 2011 and the first time since the 2013 season. Portland is undefeated at home in two meetings (0-0-2) against the Red Bulls at Providence Park, with the clubs playing to 3-3 draws on both occasions. The Timbers have scored 10 goals in five previous regular-season matches against the Red Bulls, while Sunday’s match marks the first, and only, regular-season meeting between the two clubs this season.

May 24, 2014 at Red Bull Arena (Harrison, N.J.)

Portland 2, New York Red Bulls 1 Scoring:

POR – Urruti (Zakuani) 45, Urruti 74 NY – Wright-Phillips (penalty kick) 36

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Coming off a draw with Sporting Kansas City on Sept. 9, the Portland Timbers return to action against the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, Sept. 20, at Providence Park; kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. (Pacific). The match against the New York City Red Bulls, presented by Cricket Wireless, will feature a live national broadcast on ESPN and a local radio broadcast on 750/102.9 The Game and in Spanish on LaGranD 93.5 FM. Portland (11-9-8, 41pts) enters Sunday’s match riding a 10-game unbeaten streak at Providence Park (6-0-4) dating back to May 2. The Timbers are 7-1-6 overall at home during the 2015 season and have lost just one home game (9-1-8) in their last 17 matches in the Rose City since the 2014 season. In addition, Portland has registered eight of its 12 clean sheets at home, including shutouts in seven of the last 10 matches at Providence Park. Portland’s current home unbeaten streak is the longest active streak in MLS and is tied for the second-longest home unbeaten streak in 2015. Portland has been successful at home against Eastern Conference clubs this season, registering three consecutive wins against the Chicago Fire (Aug. 7), New England Revolution (June 6) and D.C. United (May 27) at Providence Park. Earning a scoreless draw against Sporting Kansas City on Sept. 9, the Timbers recorded their 12th shutout of the season to claim a point at home. With the draw, Portland sits tied for fifth place in the Western Conference standings and enters the weekend just six points behind second place FC Dallas (47) and the LA Galaxy (47) with six games remaining on the regular-season schedule. Portland, which has earned one of the league’s best records at home since 2013 with a mark of 23-5-20 overall, plays three of its final six matches at Providence Park. The New York Red Bulls travel to Portland on a quick turnaround following a midweek match against the New England Revolution on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Gillette

Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri battles former New York Red Bulls defender Armando for a loose ball during a 2-1 Portland win on May 24, 2014, at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. Photo: Andy Marlin /USA TODAY Sports Images

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# Name Pos 3 Shawn McLaws D 5 Connor Lade D 6 Anthony Wallace D 7 Roy Miller D 8 Felipe M 9 Anatole Abang F 10 Lloyd Sam M 11 Dax McCarty M 13 Mike Grella F 15 Sal Zizzo M 16 Sacha Kljestan M 17 Manolo Sanchez M 18 Kyle Reynish GK 19 Leo Stolz M 20 Matt Miazga D 21 Marius Obekop M 22 Karl Ouimette D 23 Ronald Zubar D 24 Santiago Castaño GK 25 Chris Duvall D 27 Sean Davis M 30 Gonzalo Veron M 31 Luis Robles GK 55 Damien Perrinelle D 92 Kemar Lawrence D 98 Shaun Wright-Phillips M 99 Bradley Wright-Phillips F

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TIMBERS FLASHBACK BERNIE FAGAN

In early 1980, Bernie Fagan was searching for a club to call home. By Tim Froh

The veteran defender and midfielder, who had been playing in the North American Soccer League (NASL) since 1974, had spent several seasons struggling with injury and had just finished playing a season with an indoor soccer team in Detroit, Mich. But Fagan, who was then 30 years old and tired of spending time away from his family in Los Angeles, wanted desperately to get back to the West Coast. He spent hours calling NASL club after NASL club — the Vancouver Whitecaps, the San Jose Earthquakes, the Seattle Sounders — asking for a trial. Finally, a fortuitous call to the Portland Timbers front office resulted in the chance that he’d been waiting for. The receptionist told Fagan that the team was training down in Southern California for its preseason. She asked him if he could drive out to Anaheim to talk to the coach. Fagan, desperate for the opportunity, didn’t hesitate. “I played one of the best games I ever played in my life,” Fagan remembered about his tryout. “I hit tens. Just one of those things. I knew I was a decent player, but I was on fire that day.” Not only did Fagan play some of the best soccer of his career during that tryout, but he was also on the verge of becoming a U.S. citizen. This was a crucial advantage in a league that required each club to feature six American players on a 17-man roster that was typically filled with foreigners. “Now [Timbers head coach] Vic Crowe is looking at me thinking: ‘I’ve got this English guy, who’s a U.S. citizen, I’ve got to bring him!’” Fagan said. When Crowe asked Fagan to sign with the club, Fagan immediately put pen to paper, signing a contract to join the Portland Timbers before the team had even left Los Angeles. For a player who had spent most of his professional career in the United States bouncing from Seattle to Los Angeles to Colorado

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to Detroit, Fagan was more than happy to move his family to Portland and finally put down roots in his adopted country. “Portland was a special city for me. I loved the city. I took a liking to it right away and I really had a warm feeling playing here,” Fagan said with a laugh. But when the Timbers ended operations in 1982 — the NASL itself would cease just two years later — Fagan suddenly saw a productive professional career come to an abrupt close. It was time for him and his Timbers teammates to plan their next moves. Fagan, who had spent years coaching kids on the side, says the choice was simple. “We were one-trick ponies,” he said of himself and his Timbers teammates. “Soccer is the word. That’s what we can do. But now [in 1982] we’re on the coaching side of things. Not everyone coached before, but I did.” Today, 35 years later, Fagan still calls the Portland metro area home, having coached at the club level, professional and the collegiate level with Portland State University and Warner Pacific University. It was Fagan, along with other former Timbers players who got into coaching like Clive Charles, Brian Gant and John Bain, who helped lay the groundwork for the explosion of youth soccer in Oregon. “It took a while to get it going in Portland, but when some [youth] clubs started, they started to build big attendance and now they’ve got loads of coaches,” Fagan said. “And it flourished. It grew very quickly.” Having built such a strong foundation, both at the club and collegiate levels, Fagan recently decided to retire from his head coaching position at Warner Pacific. After 26 years there, Fagan says it was time for him to move into another chapter of his life. “I enjoyed my time with Warner Pacific,” he said. “It was a long time, a long period of time, a long bite out of your life. I made the decision that it was time for me to move back a little bit.” But knowing Fagan, it won’t be long before the sport he loves comes calling again.

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General Manager Gavin Wilkinson

A long-time member of the Timbers organization and a former New Zealand international, Wilkinson first joined the club as a player in 2001 and has served as general manager since 2007.

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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 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 general manager, Wilkinson has formed the Timbers’ deeply integrated, vertical development system, which includes newly added United Soccer Leagues club Portland Timbers 2 (T2), the Portland Timbers U-23s and Timbers Academy teams (U-18, U-16 and U-14). 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. Wilkinson also serves as the general manager for Portland Thorns FC, the 2013 National Women’s Soccer League champions. During his tenure 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, and was 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, including a record-setting,

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24-game unbeaten streak and winning the Commissioner’s Cup. The Timbers set a new single-season, league record with the impressive streak (140-10), 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 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, who holds an “A” coaching license from U.S. Soccer, 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

Head coach Caleb Porter enters his third season with the club in 2015 after guiding the Portland Timbers to record-setting campaigns in his first two years in MLS. Guiding the team to an impressive turnaround season and the club’s first-ever MLS postseason appearance in 2013, Porter helped direct a record-setting The 2013 MLS offense in 2014 as the Timbers netted 61 reguCoach of the lar-season goals, a club Year, Porter led record across all eras. He was announced the Timbers to a as the Timbers head first-place finish coach on Aug. 29, 2012, and joined the in the Western club ahead of the 2013 Conference MLS campaign. Porter during the received the Slats Gill Award for Sportsperson regular season of the Year at the Oregon and their first Sports Awards on March 9, 2014, becoming the appearance in fourth soccer-related figthe MLS Cup ure to receive the award Playoffs in 2013. since it was founded in 1957. On Aug. 6, 2014, Porter helped guide the MLS All-Stars to a 2-1 win over German power Bayern Munich in the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at Providence Park in Portland. The 2013 MLS Coach of the Year award winner, Porter has compiled one of the league’s top winning percentages among active MLS head coaches with a 26-14-28 mark (.588) after leading Portland to double-digits wins in each of his first two seasons. Under Porter’s guidance, the Timbers have made Providence Park one of the toughest places to play in the league, registering the second-fewest home losses in MLS over the last two seasons with a 164-14 regular-season mark at Providence Park since 2013. In 2014, the Timbers netted a team-record 61 goals while compiling one of the highest point totals (44) across the final two-thirds of the regular season – recording the highest goal differential (plus-9) of any non-playoff team in MLS history. Portland also

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made its first appearance in CONCACAF Champions League, contesting matches against Alpha United of Guyana and C.D. Olimpia of Honduras during the competition’s group stage. During Porter’s first season as head coach in 2013, the Timbers assembled one of the biggest turnaround seasons in MLS. In comparison to 2012 totals, the Timbers assembled a 23-point improvement in points and an MLS-record 43-goal improvement in goal differential. Portland’s five losses during the 2013 regular season tied for the fewest in MLS history in a 34-game season and the Timbers led the league with 15 shutouts. The Timbers recorded a 15game, home unbeaten streak during the 2013 regular season, posting a league-best 11-1-5 home record at Providence Park and an MLS single-season record 11 home shutouts. In 2013, Portland qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time since joining the league in 2011. Additionally, the Timbers made their deepest run in club history in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2013 under Porter’s guidance, reaching the semifinals of the tournament. Prior to joining the Timbers, Porter was one of the most successful coaches in NCAA history during his tenure as head coach at the University of Akron (2006-12). He compiled a career mark of 123-18-17 and was named 2009 NSCAA National Coach of the Year. Porter led the Zips to back-to-back NCAA College Cup appearances (2009, 2010) and the school’s first national title in any sport in 2010. Porter’s coaching career also includes time as the head coach of the U.S. U-23 Men’s National Team during 2012 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying and three years as an assistant coach on the U.S. U-18 National Team (2009-11). Porter was an assistant coach for six years (2000-05) at Indiana University. 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. He also played for the U.S. National B Team from 1996-97, winning a bronze medal at the 1997 World University Games. As a player at Indiana, he was a three-year captain and led the Hoosiers to four conference titles. Porter 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.

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1975 IN REVIEW

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On the Field The Timbers played five of their first seven matches at home in Civic Stadium, now called Providence Park – introducing new Rose City fans to the game of soccer and the Timbers. Striker Peter Withe netted four goals in the first seven games as Portland ran out to a 5-2 record. The points kept coming as the Timbers put together a winning streak of seven straight matches from June 18July 8, outscoring opponents 17-5 during the run. Fans took notice, too, as the team regularly began to draw crowds in excess of 15,000 for most home games – even seeing 27,310 for a 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders on July 29. Portland qualified for the playoffs, one of eight teams in the 20-team league to reach the postseason and matched up against regional rival Seattle in the quarterfinals.

Road to Soccer Bowl ’75 On the path to the NASL championship match, the Timbers faced off against Seattle in the quarterfinals – earning passage to the semifinals off the head of Tony Betts in overtime. As the Sounders failed to clear a corner kick in the 97th minute, Timbers forward Willie Anderson swung in a cross to Betts, unmarked in front of goal, and the midfielder connected on the game-winning header in front of 31,523 fans at Civic Stadium. The Timbers played host to St. Louis in the semifinals before a record crowd of 33,503 in the Rose City and defeated the Stars 1-0 on a goal from Withe to reach Soccer Bowl ’75 against the Tampa Bay Rowdies in San Jose. The Rose City magic ran out in the title match as the Timbers sustained a 2-0 loss on Aug. 24, 1975 – ending their first-ever season and sparking a passion for soccer in Portland that still burns strong today.

Final Tally 16 regular-season wins, tied for most wins in the NASL … six losses, tied for fewest losses in league … 43 goals scored, ranked third among 20 teams.

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Coaching Staff 2015

Sean McAuley

Assistant Coach

Mike Toshack

Goalkeeper Coach

Cameron Knowles

Sean McAuley returns for a fourth 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.

Mike Toshack enters his fourth season as the Timbers goalkeeper coach in 2014. He has served as a goalkeeper coach in MLS since 2007, 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 200506, 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.

Cameron Knowles returns for a fourth 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 threetime USL First Division all-league selection and played in 77 games for the club. From Auckland, New Zealand, Knowles anchored Portland’s backline and played a key role in the Timbers’ USL First Division record-setting, 24-game unbeaten streak in 2009.

Assistant Coach

Jay Vidovich

Assistant Coach T2 Head Coach

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Jay Vidovich enters his first season as an assistant coach for the Timbers, as well as the head coach of Portland’s USL side, Timbers 2 (T2). One of the most highly regarded soccer coaches at the collegiate level in the United States and an astute developer of talent, Vidovich spent 21 years as a head coach at Wake Forest University from 1994-2014 and an additional eight years as an assistant coach from 1986-93. Under Vidovich’s guidance, Wake Forest reached the NCAA Tournament in 13 of the past 14 seasons and captured five ACC regular-season championships. The program made four consecutive NCAA College Cup appearances from 2006-2009 and won its first NCAA National Championship in 2007. From Detroit, Mich., Vidovich was named NSCAA National Coach of the Year in consecutive seasons (2007, 2008) and compiled a 272-121-50 (.670) overall record in 21 years as head coach at Wake Forest.

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Extended Staff 2015

Nick Mansueto

Pablo Moreira

Nik Wald

Nick Milonas

Alex Margarito

Taichi Kitagawa

Sam Younie

Kevin Christiana

Charles Burdick

Rebecca Kruse

Spencer Childs

Satoshi Tatsumi

Andrew Gregor

Steve Reese

Nick Lewis

Mark Johnson

Assistant General Manager

Assistant Athletic Trainer

T2 Strength & Conditioning Coach

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T2 Athletic Trainer

Academy Athletic Trainer

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Director, Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer

Head Equipment Manager

Team Administrator

Performance Analyst

Director of Sports Science

Assistant Equipment Manager

T2 Team Administrator

T2 Equipment Manager

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THE OTHER KIND OF FOOTBALL

“My mom also said to treat everyone with respect, the same respect that you would want from someone else so I just try to do that – treat everyone with the same respect that I would like.”

FATHERHOOD PART DEUX

“[I played] five or six games [as a kicker during freshman football in high school]. There was a kickoff and obviously I didn’t really know all the rules and I just got laid out – blindsided – and fell so hard. My upper body hit the ground before my legs even touched and that’s when I called it quits.”

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QUICK HITS DARLINGTON NAGBE

The Timbers first-ever MLS SuperDraft pick in 2011, midfielder Darlington Nagbe is quickly closing in on the club’s all-time record for most appearances across all eras since 1975. Born in Liberia, Nagbe became a U.S. citizen on Sept. 10, while he and his wife are expecting their second child later this year. In this edition of “Quick Hits,” we touched on a variety of topics, including Nagbe’s short-lived career on the gridiron.

“I’m expecting it to be a little bit easier, this time it’s a boy. I’m excited but at the same time wonder if it’ll be a little bit different. My wife is due in December so our kids will be about two years apart.”

“Growing up I looked up to Thierry Henry. I was a huge Arsenal fan just because of him. It was pretty cool when I got to play against him during my rookie year and the years after.”

BECOMING AN AMERICAN CITIZEN “It means a lot. It was one of the main reasons my mom moved to this country was for us to get a better life, an education and hopefully get our citizenship. I’m looking forward to it and hopefully it will open up more doors and opportunities.”

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TOP THREE

Take a look at some of the Timbers’ favorite athletes of all-time and more in this edition of “Top Three.”

JAKE

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GEORGE

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Gleeson

Fochive

Borchers

Top Three Athletes of all time

Jonah Lomu, Usain Bolt, Joe Hart

Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Zinedine Zidane

Dennis Bergkamp, Michael Jordan, John Elway

Top Three Magazines/ Newspapers

Good Housekeeping, FourFourTwo, GQ

Onze Mondial, National Geographic, I don’t have a third

Wall St. Journal, The Oregonian, USA Today

Top Three Memories at Providence Park

The 2011 home opener against Chicago and our match against FC Dallas after that, and beating Seattle in our 2013 playoffs run

The first match I watched here, my first regular-season MLS match and our 3-1 win over FC Dallas this season

Winning the 2013 Western Conference Championship (with Real Salt Lake), scoring on my face night against FC Dallas and our 2-2 comeback against Houston on Aug. 21 was fun

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Midfielder Diego Valeri, who played his 80th career match for Portland on Aug. 30, became just the eighth player ever to score 20 or more goals and contribute 30 or more assists in the first 80 games of their MLS career and the second active MLS player to reach the mark, joining LA’s Robbie Keane. Former MLS players to achieve the mark include Preki, Jaime Moreno, Eric Wynalda, Mauricio Cienfuegos, Amado Guevara and fellow Argentine Guillermo Barros Schelotto.

Earlier this year, forward Fanendo Adi became just the third Timbers player to record double-digit goals in a single season. Adi netted his 10th goal of the season on Aug. 7, the game-winning tally in a 1-0 victory against the Chicago Fire. Only midfielder Diego Valeri (2013, 2014) and forward Maximiliano Urruti (2014) have reached the double-digit goals mark for the Timbers since 2011.

As of Sept. 9, the Timbers are tied for the fewest home losses during the 2015 regular season. With home matches against the New York Red Bulls (Sept. 20), Sporting Kansas City (Oct. 3) and Colorado Rapids (Oct. 25) remaining on the schedule, Portland has compiled a 7-1-6 overall mark at Providence Park.

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SAWING LOGS Timber Joey’s chainsaw takes a break from the action at the log stand during a recent match at Providence Park. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

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FACE-TO-FACE LIAM RIDGEWELL

Defender Liam Ridgewell has been a steady and reliable presence on the Timbers back line since joining the squad from the Premier League in England in June of 2014. Now more than a full calendar year into his MLS career, the 31-year-old reflects on his experience thus far, his second home in Portland and the growth of the league.

Better Golf: Portland vs. England “For sure here. Back home you don’t get the weather. It’s probably the hardest thing, you try and bank on the weather being nice but it can suddenly downpour at any time and tip it down. Golfing here for sure is a little bit better.”

Embracing Portland “I think I’ve settled in and everything is really nice especially when my family comes to visit – I certainly feel at home. It’s always nice to have them in town. When they go, I’m obviously by myself and it’s tough at times, but a lot of people have made me feel welcome and it’s close to a second home for me. … The kids like to be out on [Lake Oswego] on the boat a lot to go tubing and swimming. We’ve been out to Great Wolf Lodge, which they love. My daughter was only asking me the other day if we can go back there. She wants to go back already. Just enjoying the sun and enjoying Oregon to be honest. We made it up to Multnomah Falls and stuff like that. Portland is such a fun city, which is great for having the kids here.”

Gaining Exposure “We didn’t get to watch [MLS] that much back home, so just bits and bobs that I’ve heard from certain players and I knew it was a high level, but I didn’t know it was as high a level as I’ve found out since I’ve been here. It’s coming on in leaps and bounds and I’m thankful to be a part of it and hopefully to make it better as well. I’m always getting phone calls seeing how I’m doing and seeing what’s going on, asking for a trial and trying to get out here. That’s a good thing I think, everyone asking more questions about the place – that’s how big it’s getting.”

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BACK IN THE DAY JACK JEWSBURY

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veteran of more than 325 career regular-season matches in Major League Soccer, midfielder Jack Jewsbury first broke into the league as the 43rd overall pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft by the Kansas City Wizards (now called Sporting Kansas City) after excelling for four years at Saint Louis University. A native of Joplin, Mo., Jewsbury arrived in Portland for the Timbers’ inaugural MLS season in 2011 and has made an indelible mark on the club during his five seasons.

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THEN

THEN AND NOW

Portland Timbers forward Elson Seale battles Colorado Caribous defender Greg Makowski for the ball during a match in the 1978 NASL season.

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NOW

Forward Maximiliano Urruti fires a shot during a 2-1 win against the Colorado Rapids on May 30 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. The Timbers square off against Colorado in their regular-season home finale on Oct. 25.

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TIMBERS2 T2 kicked off their inaugural USL season on March 29 with a 3-1 win against fellow expansion side Real Monarchs SLC at Merlo Field in Portland. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

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T2 Schedule Date

Opponent

Time (PT)

Sunday, March 29 Thursday, April 2 Wednesday, April 8 Saturday, April 11 Saturday, April 18 Saturday, April 25 Sunday, May 3* Saturday, May 9 Saturday, May 16 Friday, May 22 Saturday, May 30 Friday, June 5 Sunday, June 14 Sunday, June 21 Monday, June 29 Thursday, July 2 Friday, July 10 Sunday, July 19 Friday, July 24 Sunday, July 26 Saturday, Aug. 1 Saturday, Aug. 8 Sunday, Aug. 16 Saturday, Aug. 22 Saturday, Aug. 29 Saturday, Sept. 5 Saturday, Sept. 12* Wednesday, Sept. 16

REAL MONARCHS SLC SACRAMENTO REPUBLIC FC @Real Monarchs SLC @Seattle Sounders FC 2 @Sacramento Republic FC @Arizona United SC ORANGE COUNTY BLUES FC* @Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC @Real Monarchs SLC SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 2 @Tulsa Roughnecks FC @OKC Energy FC AUSTIN AZTEX @Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 2 ARIZONA UNITED SC @Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC 2 @Seattle Sounders FC 2 LA GALAXY II @Austin Aztex OKC ENERGY FC VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC 2 TULSA ROUGHNECKS FC @Orange County Blues FC COLORADO SPRINGS SWITCHBACKS FC SACRAMENTO REPUBLIC FC* @LA Galaxy II

6 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

* - Match to be played at Providence Park

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INTRODUCING AYO 38

By Tim Froh rowing up in her hometown of Malabo in the small central African country of Equatorial Guinea, Portland Thorns FC forward Genoveva “Ayo” Añonma dreamed that one day she would become a professional soccer player. She would often walk out to the soccer fields with her father and watch fascinated as he and the other men battled one another on the pitch. As soon as she was old enough, she told herself, she was going to run out onto those fields herself and play with the boys. But Ayo’s mother disapproved of the young girl’s newfound passion and did everything she could to keep her daughter away from the sport. “It was complicated for me starting out because my mom wasn’t thrilled about me playing soccer,” Ayo said through an interpreter. “I actually got into it by watching the guys play, which I really enjoyed. I would go with my dad and watch the men play football. It wasn’t until I actually left home and went to live with my uncle — it was a tough period for me — that I started playing with the guys my age at the local soccer center.” All those years spent playing and training with the boys, however, transformed the young Ayo into the greatest soccer talent that her country has ever produced. The results speak for themselves: two-time African Women’s Championship winner, FIFA Women’s World Cup goal-scorer, member of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup All-Star team, African Women Footballer of the Year in 2012. To read the full feature on Ayo, go to www.portlandthornsfc.com.

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Portland Thorns FC Schedule

Day

Date

Opponent

Kickoff (PT) Venue

Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Fri. Fri. Sat. Wed. Sun. Wed. Wed. Sun. Wed. Sat. Sun. Fri.

April 11 April 18 April 25 May 9 May 16 May 23 May 30 June 6 June 19 July 3 July 11 July 22 July 26 July 29 Aug. 5 Aug. 9 Aug. 12 Aug. 22 Aug. 30 Sept. 4

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

7 p.m. 4 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 4 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 4 p.m. 7 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 4 p.m.

Providence Park Providence Park Village of Lisle -Benedictine University Sports Complex Providence Park Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium Providence Park Maureen Hendricks Field at the Maryland SoccerPlex BBVA Compass Stadium Providence Park Providence Park Yurcak Field Providence Park Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium Sahlen’s Stadium Providence Park Providence Park Swope Soccer Village Yurcak Field Providence Park Sahlen’s Stadium

The complete Portland Thorns FC schedule can be found at www.portlandthornsfc.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.

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Timbers Development

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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 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.

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

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The level just below the Portland Timbers first team on the pyramid, T2 is Portland’s newest addition to the development structure. Playing their matches in the 24-team USL – T2 was founded on Oct. 14, 2014, and is a fully professional team that creates a bridge between the Portland Timbers U-23s Premier Development League (PDL) side and the Timbers first team. Playing their home games at Merlo Field on the campus of the University of Portland, the T2 roster will be comprised of a mix of Timbers first-team players on loan to the club, as well as players that possess many different qualities and come from varied backgrounds. As well as players that are familiar with wearing the Timbers crest, some experienced professionals and young players that can spend time developing for the ultimate purpose of reaching the first team. In December, Jay Vidovich was named as the club’s first head coach for the 2015 USL season. Vidovich will lead T2 after 21 seasons as head coach at Wake Forest University, where he became one of the most successful coaches in NCAA history.

PORTLAND TIMBERS U-23s

The Portland Timbers U-23s compete in the USL 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, includ-

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ing goalkeeper Jake Gleeson as well as T2 players Kharlton Belmar, Steven Evans and Brent Richards. The team won the PDL championship in 2010 and competed in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

PORTLAND TIMBERS ACADEMY

The Timbers Academy consists of teams in the U-18, U-16 and U-14 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 LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The Timbers U-16s also participate in the annual MLS Generation adidas Cup. 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.

adidas TIMBERS ALLIANCE

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. The adidas Timbers Alliance includes seven clubs – the Bend FC Timbers (Bend), Capital FC Timbers (Salem), Eastside Timbers (Gresham), Eugene FC Timbers (Eugene), Rogue Valley Timbers (Medford), Washington Timbers (Vancouver, Wash.) and Westside Timbers (Portland). Further, the Timbers have also partnered with PYSA and the OYSA to develop a recreational curriculum to complete the club’s development pyramid. timbers.com


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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.

Timbers Youth Leagues, Tournaments and Camps

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. One of the first of its kind, the partnership between the Timbers and OYSA has established top-tier development opportunities for thousands of Oregon’s youth soccer players through OYSA’s club leagues and tournaments. The Timbers provide OYSA and its clubs resources for coaching education and share best practices in player development, creating a unified development philosophy across the state. The MLS club also is the presenting partner of the Oregon State Cup. The Timbers offer an exciting camp program for soccer players of all ages and skill levels throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. Each camp is centered on age-appropriate exercises and activities designed to develop technical excellence and build a love for the game.

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A new grass field was planted in February 2015, while a new turf pitch was installed in early 2015. 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 nutrient. The grass field was built using over 4,600 tons of specialty sand blend and will drain up to 12 inches of precipitation an hour.

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On April 19, 2012, the Portland Timbers unveiled the new adidas Timbers Training Center, a state-ofthe-art facility, built as part of a 10-year partnership with Tualatin Hills Parks & Recreation District. The training center features a natural-grass field and is the primary on-field training ground of the Major League Soccer club. Construction is nearly complete on a 2,600-square-foot expansion of the adidas Timbers Training Center. The new space will include additional locker rooms, training areas and office space to serve the Timbers, T2, the Timbers U-23s and the Timbers Academy. 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, fully-equipped 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 Providence Park. It also serves as the training home for the Timbers’ development teams, specifically the Timbers U-23s and the club’s Academy teams. As part of the public/private partnership with THPRD, the Timbers 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.

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The 2015 Timbers

Dairon Asprilla

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Nick Besler

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George Fochive

5

Jake Gleeson

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Jeanderson

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Diego Chara

21

13

Will Johnson

4

Adam Kwarasey 12

Anthony Manning

35

Lucas Melano

26

Michael Nanchoff 17

Norberto Paparatto 23

Taylor Peay

20

Alvas Powell

2

Maximiliano Diego Valeri Urruti

Darlington Nagbe

52

29

7

Nat Borchers

Jack Jewsbury

Fanendo Adi

6

Liam Ridgewell

24

Michael Seaton

Jorge Villafa単a

19

Rodney Wallace 22

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Andy Thoma

28

Maximiliano Urruti

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Andrew Weber

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Ben Zemanski

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