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Wednesday, January 31, 2001

...of course all this is speculation before we get the news from the Timbers, but this report from the Pioneer Press in the Twin Cities says that Brian Winters will sign for the Timbers soon and reserve goalkeeper Jon Lowery will try-out at the end of Feb.

posted by the timberlog at 4:11 PM



Hopefully player signing news will start to roll in soon but rumour has it that two former Seattle Sounder players, Darren Sawatzky and Greg Howes, may be signing with the Timbers.

posted by the timberlog at 10:51 AM



Thursday, January 25, 2001

So it’s now late January and exciting Timbers news arrives in what can only be described as a …trickle.
So the Timbers now have a Head Coach Bobby Howe (ex. West Ham), an assistant coach Jimmy Conway (ex. Fulham and Rep. of Ireland) and a general manager Jim Taylor. They have had 2 public try-outs to gauge the depth of local talent and have an up-and-coming Mini-Camp on Jan 27th where 14 players from those 2 try-outs together with another 90 or so players invited from the US, Canada, the UK and Bermuda will compete to catch Coach Howe’s eye.

A number of free agency deals involving “first-class players” are in the pipeline and the A-League draft takes place on Feb 8th. 30 or so players will then attend a training camp in early April ready to select the final squad of 18 ready to take on the El Paso Patriots on April 28. The Timbers PGE Park home opener is set for Friday, May 11 against the Seattle Sounders.

The old Civic Stadium, now PGE Park is in the middle of its renovations, no sign of the Field Turf yet!

Mentions in the local press have been few but there was a good article in the Willamette Week asking “Portland: Rochester of the West?” Rochester being, for those of us who aren’t up-to-speed on the A-League, the most successful in terms of gates (11,000 av.), marketing and results (2000 A-League champions). The owner of PGE Park, Marshall Glickman had meetings with the MLS but after hearing how much money it cost to join what appears to be an elite club decided on the more down to earth A-League.

Sponsors for the Timbers will be Umbro who own a controlling stake in the A-League rather than Portland based Nike who sponsor the Seattle Sounders and Minnesota Thunder at present.

posted by the timberlog at 5:21 PM



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