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ith a 1-0 victory over Seattle Sounders FC on May 13, Portland earned its fourth straight victory in league play, marking just the second time the club has won four consecutive games in its MLS era, matching a four-game winning streak in the 2015 campaign.

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Sebastián Blanco (5)

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ith his appearance against Sounders FC on May 13, Diego Valeri played his 157th regular-season match for the Timbers, which ties him for the fourthmost games played in club history with Jack Jewsbury.

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ith the shutout against Seattle, the Timbers have recorded three consecutive shutout victories for the first time in their MLS era and the first time across all eras (since 1975) since a four-game shutout streak in the 2007 campaign (June 28-July 13, 2007).

Game 4

oday’s match mark’s the first ever meeting between the Portland Timbers and Los Angeles FC during MLS regular-season play. In six matches dating back to 2011, the Timbers are 4-2-1 against expansion teams in their first season.

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Portland Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell, in his fifth season with the club, played 90 minutes in the 1-0 win over Seattle Sounders FC on May 13 at Providence Park, helping the club to a third straight clean-sheet win for the first time in its MLS era.

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Portland travels to face the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, May 26, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; kickoff is set for 6 p.m. (Pacific). The match features a regional broadcast on FOX 12 PLUS and local radio broadcasts on 750 AM/102.9 FM The Game (English) and LaGranD 1150 AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).

LAFC forward Diego Rossi leads the team and ranks tied for second in MLS with six assists, while registering four goals in 2018. Rossi tallied two goals and three assists in LAFC’s 5-1 win over Real Salt Lake on March 10.

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he Portland Timbers defeated Minnesota United FC 5-1 before a sold-out crowd of 21,144 fans at Providence Park in the club’s 2017 home opener on March 3, 2017. The win marked the Timbers’ largest victory in a season-opening match during the team’s MLS era. Timbers forward Fanendo Adi and midfielder Diego Valeri each registered a brace, while midfielder/defender Lawrence Olum scored his first goal of the season.

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2018 Timbers Schedule Day

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

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

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avin Wilkinson, an 18-year veteran of the Timbers organization and a former New Zealand international, serves as the club’s general manager and president of soccer. He first joined the club as a player for the Timbers’ USL First Division side in 2001, before taking over as the head coach and general manager during the club’s final years in the second division from 2007-10. In his current role, Wilkinson has formed the Timbers’ deeply integrated, vertical development system, which includes USL club Portland Timbers 2 (T2), the Timbers U23 and Timbers Academy teams. He was instrumental in establishing an innovative partnership with Oregon Youth Soccer Association, which encompasses the statewide Olympic Development Program and regional training centers, as well as the adidas Timbers Alliance program. Wilkinson also serves as the general manager and president of soccer for Portland Thorns FC. During Wilkinson’s tenure as general manager and president of soccer, the club has won MLS Cup in 2015, NWSL championships in 2013 and 2017 with Thorns FC, an NWSL Shield in 2016 and a national championship with the Timbers U-23s in 2010. Additionally, the Timbers have made two appearances in Concacaf Champions League (2014-15, 2016-17) and have twice advanced to the Western Conference Championship (2013, 2015), while also securing the conference’s No. 1

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

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playoff seed with the best regular-season record two times (2013, 2017). As the club’s general manager and head coach from 2007-10, Wilkinson assembled a 50-29-39 record over four seasons in the USL First Division/ USSF Division-2 Pro League and was a two-time USL First Division Coach of the Year (2007, 2009). He guided the club to three postseason berths, including its only semifinals appearances as a second-division club in 2007 and 2009. As head coach, Wilkinson oversaw Cascadia Cup (a fan-based derby between Portland, Seattle and Vancouver) titles in 2009, 2010 and again in 2012. He led the Timbers to one of the best seasons in USL First Division history in 2009, including a record-setting, 24-game unbeaten streak and winning the Commissioner’s Cup. Wilkinson’s 13-year professional playing career included time with clubs in six different countries, including Portugal, Ireland, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. A defender, he joined the reborn Timbers for their inaugural United Soccer Leagues season in 2001, playing in each of the club’s first six seasons and serving the dual role as a player/assistant coach from 2005-06. He finished his playing career ranked among the Timbers’ USL franchise career leaders in games (124) and minutes played (10,181). A New Zealand native, Wilkinson earned 38 caps with the New Zealand National Team and competed in the 1999 and 2003 FIFA Confederations Cups. Wilkinson founded the youth club Eastside Timbers, based in Gresham, Ore., in 2001. He helped run the club as its coaching director for many years and now serves as an advisor for the club. In 2010, Eastside’s U-18 boys team (’91 Liverpool) won the U.S. Youth Soccer U-18 national championship and became the first youth club team from Oregon to win a national title since 1994. He and his wife, Heather, have two children, Kienan (14) and Brooke (11). timbers.com


Head Coach Giovanni Savarese

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

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

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


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Coaching Staff 2018

Carlos Llamosa Assistant Coach

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

Cameron Knowles T2 Head Coach

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Sean McAuley Assistant Coach

Part of the coaching staff that won the 2015 MLS Cup title, Sean McAuley enters his seventh season as an assistant coach with the club. 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 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, who holds a UEFA Pro license, 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 played for the Timbers in 2002, appearing in 16 matches.

Guillermo “Memo” Valencia Goalkeeper Coach

Entering his first season with the as the Timbers’ goalkeeper coach, Guillermo “Memo” Valencia joins Portland after spending the past five seasons as the goalkeeper coach for the New York Cosmos, where he helped the team win three NASL Soccer Bowl championships, while working alongside Giovanni Savarese. Valencia, who maintains USSF goalkeeping and “A” licenses, has coached goalkeepers for the U.S. Men’s National Team between the U-17 and U-23 levels since 2009. During his 11-year professional playing career as a goalkeeper in Colombia, Valencia played for America de Cali (1990-1995) and Deportivo Pereira (19952001), featuring as a key member of the Pereira side that won the Professional Colombian Soccer Association league championship.

Shannon Murray Video/Data Analyst

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

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

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Timbers midfielder Diego Chara reflects back on eight seasons with the club. You were injured at the end of last season and couldn’t help the club in the playoffs. How was the process returning from injury? “At the beginning, the recovery was very hard for me because I love playing. Last season, I couldn’t help the team on the field, but sometimes that happens in soccer. Now, I have the opportunity to play again. I feel very, very good. I feel happy because I can help the team.”

This is now your eighth season with the Timbers. How would you describe the past eight years and what they’ve meant to you and your family? “It’s been amazing. The first couple of seasons with the team were tough because we couldn’t get good results. After that, I think we were better in getting to a new level in making the playoffs and winning the championship. I have amazing memories here. It’s hard to explain with words, my life and career in Portland with my family and friends. I think everything is amazing now.”

You’re now one of the veteran players on the team. How does it feel to mentor some of the younger players in the group? “I don’t know if I’m a mentor, but I try to help the young players. I try to maybe show them what to do on the field and off the field. I try to talk to them about my experiences in my career. I try to help, but they always decide what they want to do with it. After eight seasons, I think the younger players see a good role model in me. For that, I feel good.”

With his appearance against Seattle Sounders FC on Aug. 27, 2017, Chara became the second player in the club’s MLS era to play 200 league games.

*Signed as the Timbers’ first Designated Player on April 13, 2011. You came to Portland not knowing any English, and now you’re able to conduct interviews without a translator. How would you describe the process in learning English over the years? “I think right now, I’m reaching my goal. One of those goals is to speak English. I think year by year, I’ve gotten better with the English language. I think it’s great to have the opportunity to communicate with the fans and the community during Stand Together Week. I came here when my daughter was a year old. Now she’s in school here in the third grade. My youngest child is in kindergarten. Spending time with them in the community helps with my English too. I think my teacher for the classes here is very good. All of this helped me with my knowledge of the language.”

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Timbers Social Timbers defender Zarek Valentin picks three of his favorite Instagram posts and explains their significance.

Wildfang: “Wildfang is based in Portland. They’re all about gender equality and I believe heavily in that stemming from the fact I have strong women in my life. My mom and my fiancée are both extremely strong women, so to have them in my life and to know how vital they are to me and my everyday living, in addition to the positive effect they have on the world around them, makes me very grateful.”

Equality: "This takes the idea of the Wildfang post and generalizes it throughout all races and all genders. I think we all need to have an equal place in society. I don’t think we’re given that, and that sucks. I like being in Portland because I think we do provide opportunities. We don’t see people by color or by gender, we see them for the qualities that they have. That’s one of the reasons why my fiancée and I love living in Portland. People don’t fit into a box here. It’s cool to be different.”

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Eagles celebration: “I’m a lifelong Eagles fan and my fiancée, Liz, filmed my reaction to the Eagles winning their first Super Bowl. Being an Eagles fan is tough because we get a lot of slack from other fans for how we act, and rightfully so because we’re kind of jerks. Liz got my reaction right when we won. I started tearing up a little bit and called my brothers and dad. We usually blow it, but this time we did it. To be the underdog and win is a moment I’ll never forget."


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Day

Date

Opponent

Kickoff (PT)

Saturday Saturday Sunday Friday Saturday Saturday Wednesday Saturday Saturday Friday Wednesday Saturday Friday Wednesday Saturday Friday Sunday Saturday Sunday Saturday Saturday Wednesday Saturday Friday

March 24 March 31 April 15 April 20 April 28 May 5 May 9 May 12 May 19 May 25 May 30 June 16 June 22 June 27 June 30 July 6 July 15 July 21 Aug. 5 Aug. 11 Aug. 18 Aug. 22 Aug. 25 Sept. 7

@North Carolina Courage* @Chicago Red Stars ORLANDO PRIDE WASHINGTON SPIRIT @Utah Royals FC SEATTLE REIGN FC* @Houston Dash ORLANDO PRIDE* @Washington Spirit UTAH ROYALS FC NORTH CAROLINA COURAGE @Chicago Red Stars* @Houston Dash SKY BLUE FC @Seattle Reign FC UTAH ROYALS FC HOUSTON DASH @Sky Blue FC @North Carolina Courage @Orlando Pride CHICAGO RED STARS* SKY BLUE FC @Washington Spirit SEATTLE REIGN FC

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

*Games will be broadcast nationally on Lifetime. All other matches will be streamed on the go90 app. The complete Portland Thorns FC schedule can be found at www.thornsfc.com and fans interested in purchasing season tickets, single-game tickets or group tickets are encouraged to contact the ticket sales office at 503-553-5555 or email ticketsales@timbers.com.

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Timbers Development

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

PORTLAND TIMBERS 2

adidas TIMBERS ALLIANCE

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

The adidas Timbers Alliance is a strategic partnership between the club and elite local youth clubs throughout the Timbers’ development territory, designed to build unique working relationships and development opportunities to help channel the top youth players toward Timbers development programs and academy. Started in 2012, the alliance includes the following clubs: Idaho (Boise Nationals FC, Sting Timbers FC), the Portland metro area (Westside Timbers, Eastside Timbers), Central Oregon (Bend FC Timbers), Southern Oregon (Rogue Valley Timbers), the Willamette Valley (Capital FC Timbers, Eugene Timbers FC), Southwest Washington (Washington Timbers) and New Mexico (Las Cruces Timbers).

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

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

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

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

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

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T2 Schedule Date

Opponent

Venue

Kickoff (PT)

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

@Seattle Sounders FC 2 @Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC @Real Monarchs SLC @Tulsa Roughnecks FC @OKC Energy FC RIO GRANDE VALLEY FC TOROS RENO 1868 FC SACRAMENTO REPUBLIC FC @Saint Louis FC @Seattle Sounders FC 2 LA GALAXY II ^FC ST. PAULI REAL MONARCHS SLC @San Antonio FC @Rio Grande Valley FC Toros OKC ENERGY FC COLORADO SPRINGS SWITCHBACKS FC @Reno 1868 FC FRESNO FC SWOPE PARK RANGERS LAS VEGAS LIGHTS FC @LA Galaxy II @Orange County SC PHOENIX RISINING FC @Swope Park Rangers SAN ANTONIO FC SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 2 ORANGE COUNTY SC SAINT LOUIS FC TULSA ROUGHNECKS FC @Las Vegas Lights FC @Fresno FC @Sacramento Republic FC RENO 1868 FC @Phoenix Rising FC

Cheney Stadium Weidner Field Rio Tinto Stadium ONEOK Field Taft Stadium MERLO FIELD MERLO FIELD PROVIDENCE PARK Toyota Stadium Cheney Stadium PROVIDENCE PARK PROVIDENCE PARK PROVIDENCE PARK Toyota Field H-E-B Park PROVIDENCE PARK MERLO FIELD Greater Nevada Field MERLO FIELD MERLO FIELD PROVIDENCE PARK StubHub Center Championship Soccer Stadium PROVIDENCE PARK Shawnee Mission South District Stadium PROVIDENCE PARK MERLO FIELD MERLO FIELD PROVIDENCE PARK PROVIDENCE PARK Cashman Field Chukchansi Park Papa Murphy’s Park MERLO FIELD Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex

7 p.m. 5 p.m. 12 noon 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 11 a.m. 7:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 8 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m.

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

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Stand Together is the relationship between the Portland Timbers, Portland Thorns FC and our fans and signifies the commitment we have to being champions both on the field and in our community.

MISSION The Stand Together mission is to harness the power of sport to improve the lives of children and in the Portland Metro Area through targeted programs, deep partnerships, and philanthropic giving

FOCUS

Our outreach aims to better the following areas of focus in the greater Portland area:

· YOUTH ACTIVITY with an emphasis on the importance of play and embracing diversity and all ability levels.

· YOUTH EDUCATION with an emphasis on reading initiatives, STEM programming and elementary education.

· ENVIRONMENT with an emphasis on engaging local youth and their families to help us grow the greenbelt and gardens within our city limits.

OFFICIAL 2018 STAND TOGETHER COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

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STAND TOGETHER WEEK 2018 - CELEBRATING SEVEN YEARS OF GIVING BACK! JUNE 9-15, 2018 Stand Together Week is a call to action to get involved in our community. The City of Portland comes together to promote civic engagement and make a difference. Since 2012, Stand Together Week participants donated 15,371 hours of service at 193 events in the Greater Portland Metro Area. Each project had a meaningful impact on the community with an overall focus on benefitting youth and the environment.

@PTSTANDTOGETHER Engage with us on Twitter and Instagram! We’re always posting fun pictures, stories, quotes and great opportunities to connect with the community.


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50% 50% TO TO THE THE COMMUNITY COMMUNITY Your raffle ticket is helping us make a difference. Stand Together Your raffle ticket is helping us make a difference. Stand Together is committed to building new fields in our community and the PSU is committed to building new fields in our and the PSU Foundation provides scholarship funding to community PSU student-athletes. Foundation provides scholarship funding to PSU student-athletes.

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Timbers Broadcast

Jake Zivin

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

Keith Bleyer Radio Announcer

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

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Ross Smith

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

Brett Jacobs Radio Analyst

Brett Jacobs begins his fifth season as part of the Timbers radio broadcast team in 2018. Prior to his arrival in Oregon, Jacobs spent five years working as an assistant coach with the Colorado Rapids in MLS and was interim head coach of the Timbers U-23s in 2016.

Nat Borchers On-Field Analyst

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

Fletcher Johnson Radio Host

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

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The 2018 Timbers

Dairon Asprilla

27

Diego Chara

21

David Guzmán

20

Roy Miller

Liam Ridgewell

44

7

24

Fanendo Adi

9

Vytas Andriuškevicius 5

Victor Arboleda

19

Samuel Armenteros 99

Jeff Attinella

1

Jack Barmby

23

Sebastián Blanco

10

Julio Cascante

18

Jeremy Ebobisse 17

Marco Farfan

32

Andrés Flores

14

Jake Gleeson

90

Foster Langsdorf

28

Larrys Mabiala

33

Kendall McIntosh 43

Andy Polo

11

Alvas Powell

Modou Jadama

26

Lawrence Olum 13

Bill Tuiloma

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Cristhian Paredes 22

Zarek Valentin

16

Diego Valeri

8

2

Eryk Williamson 30 timbers.com


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