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Sunday, July 29, 2001

Exercise Your Right!
New MVP poll. I included everyone, no matter how few appearances they have made so far, so go ahead choose the player who you think has been most valuable to the Timbers so far this season.
You can link to the results directly here.




Who is the Timbers MVP so far?

Mark Baena
Scott Benedetti
Matt Chulis
Jeff Clarke
Keith Costigan
Greg Howes
Kevin Legg
Darin Lewis
Tony McPeak
Dan Moss
Matt Napoleon
Jesus Ochoa
Michael O'Neill
Neil Ryan
Brent Sancho
Darren Sawatzky
Vadim Tolstolutsky
Gavin Wilkinson
Brian Winters




posted by the timberlog at 12:07 PM



More proof about the quality of the Western Conference last night as Seattle and San Diego both score 3 - 0 victories over non-Western Conference opponents. Seattle over the team with the best overall A-League record Richmond (Central), and San Diego over Hershey (Northern). The match report at the Seattle Pitch details a great post-game push-and-shove-pour-water-on-head incident involving Richmond's Kevin Jeffrey.

Also I guess the radio comment I missed on Friday's game about a trade with Seattle did involve Kevin Legg (according to someone with the nom-de-plume "Seattle Insider" on the Oregonlive board). He/She claims that the asking price/trade/picks package was too much for Seattle and the Timbers didn't want to trade to another Western Conf. team. It would be interesting to know the Timbers side of this and even Kevin's. Kevin, are you there??

posted by the timberlog at 11:38 AM



I added in a couple of match reports for this weekend's games, filtered through the crackle and hum of the AM radio so treat them with a skeptical eye until you read the real-deal over at the Timber Rattlers.

posted by the timberlog at 11:10 AM



Saturday, July 28, 2001

Timbers Win in Dramatic Fashion: Rampage 2 - 3 Timbers (OT)


Bobby Howe started Vadim Tolstolutsky in midfield, put Brent Sancho back in defence and rested Darren Sawatzky on the bench. The Timbers had a couple of chances early with Mark Baena chipping over on 11', and Chad Prince clearing close off the line on 18', but the Rampage's Hayes and Takawira combined on 27' to put Milwaukee ahead. The Timbers lost the ball in midfield, Hayes picked up the ball wide on the right, cut inside Chulis and shot. Napoleon blocked the shot, but Digital Takawira hit the rebound home to put the Rampage up 1 - 0.

With Hayes and Digital still causing problems the Timbers hit back on 35' when Vadim Tolstolutsky scored on a rebound, his 3rd goal of the season, starting and finishing the move, to bring the scores level 1 - 1.

The second half started slowly, Jeff Clarke (who was not expected to play due to aggravating his hamstring injury) coming on for Ochoa on 70', but the Rampage continued to dominate possession. Then on 77' a free kick for the Rampage into the Timber's area came to Igor Soso and his shot into the upper left corner made the score 2 - 1 to Milwaukee. Costigan replaced Benedetti on 79' and O'Neill got in a point-blank shot at Popik, but was in an offside position on 83'. Tony McPeak replaced Chulis on 85', but it looked like the Timbers wouldn't get the late goal despite pushing numbers forward. Then on 92' a Sancho throw and Michael O'Neill's header off the post was put in by Jeff Clarke for the dramatic equalizer! With Darren Sawatzky coming on in the first period of overtime neither side could add to the score until the final minute of the second period of OT when Greg Howes put in the dramatic (again) winner after a pass from McPeak, the final whistle blowing to Rampage players claiming offside and the Timbers winning 2 - 3.

[media, oh, media]
Portland survives Rampage, claims West lead
USLSoccer report, taking the O'Neill goal, Clarke header, track!

'Immense' win snaps
Oregonian report from writer of the above, this time coming down on the side of a Clarke goal!

Intensity builds as teams approach stretch run
USLSoccer weekend roundup taking the Clarke goal, O'Neill header, track!

Timbers hold off stumbling Rampage
Another one for Clarke!

[by the way, i'm going with the official USL report...Clarke goal.]


posted by the timberlog at 3:52 PM



Media! Get your Media here!
Magee Lifts Thunder Past Portland In 2-1 Overtime Victory To Stay In Playoff Race
Thunder match report crediting Amos Magee with the winning goal off a deflection, and the penalty awarded for a Jeff Clarke handball.

posted by the timberlog at 9:21 AM



Friday, July 27, 2001

Thunder 2 - 1 Timbers (OT).

The Timbers fell to an overtime goal (99') from Johnny Menyongar after surviving great pressure late in normal time from the Thunder's 10-men.

The Thunder came out with an improved attack, Menyongar and Woolfolk causing problems early on, but it was Mark Baena who scored first after a pass from Sawatzky on 22'. The Thunder hit back on 29' after Menyongar hit the post and on 31' when Zeba converted a penalty kick to make the score 1 - 1. Again Matt Napoleon has made some important saves, blocking Woolfolk on 44' and the teams went in at the half 1 - 1.

The second half saw O'Neill and Sancho picking up yellow cards and Nowak getting a red for a challenge on Napoleon with 12 minutes to go. In the last 10 minutes the Thunder had great chances, especially through Menyongar, but some great saves from Napoleon, scrambles in the box and the crossbar saved the Timbers and the teams started OT at 1 - 1.

posted by the timberlog at 6:37 PM



Timbers Release Kevin Legg


Timbers Press Release

Portland, Ore. - The Portland Timbers A-League soccer club announced today
that they have released midfielder Kevin Legg. Legg, who sat out the early
part of the season with a broken toe, tallied 283 minutes and one assist in
five regular season games.

2001 A-LEAGUE STATISTICS

Player GP Min G A Pts Shts Fls C E
Kevin Legg 5 283 0 1 1 0 8 1 0




posted by the timberlog at 12:00 PM



Preview - Timbers v Thunder

The Timbers hit the road today for the first game in a 5-match road trip taking in, Minnesota, Milwaukee, Toronto, Rochester and Vancouver.
With the Roster Freeze (read: Transfer Deadline) approaching, GM Jim Taylor stating that it’s unlikely that any additions will be made to the squad and the International Incident that is the “Darin Lewis Affair” dragging on it seems that the Timbers are…yes…”Masters of their own Destiny”!

Both teams have the incentive to turn in a good performance tonight, the Timbers looking to turn around their mid-season goal drought and the Thunder looking to continue their recent goalscoring (and winning!) performances. Amazing how a couple of wins (or in the Timbers case, a couple of losses) can change a team’s whole outlook. Beating Nashville, Milwaukee and a Chivas reserve team has given the Thunder faithful a sniff of the playoffs, and being only 10 points off the 12th place who can blame them. Add the return of Johnny Menyongar from Liberian WC duty and the recent addition of Cory Woolfolk to the Thunder attack and their teeth are looking sharper these days. In the Thunder v Silverbacks game Woolfolk impressed early on as a strong, quick forward and has picked up 2 goals, an assist and 11 shots in the 6 games he’s played so far...in other words, a live-wire. Individually the Thunder continue to impress, with Amos Magee scoring the winner for the Chicago Fire in the cup while on loan, and Gores, Armas and of course Bankov all picking up kudos from the Thunder fans for recent performances, add to that some goals and some better team performances and tonight could be tough. And speaking of fans, listen out for the Thunderheads on the radio broadcast today and see if you can pick them up in all their tie-dyed, home-made-horn, opposition baiting glory. [By the way, have you seen that advert for the McMenamins Jerry Garcia Birthday celebration including Tie-Die Golf Tournament? Tie-Die and GOLF! Doesn’t that just sum up…something…about Oregon!!]

KO v Minnesota @ 5.35 on KUPL 970 AM or Oregonlive

posted by the timberlog at 11:23 AM



Watching the Media - SOCCER NOTEBOOK Trade winds calm
GM Jim Taylor quoted in the Oregonian as saying that it is unlikely that any trades or acquisitions to strengthen the squad will be made before the roster freeze on August 6th. Also the clearance needed for Darin Lewis to be eligible is "imminent" although, even if cleared, Darin will not play in this weekend's games.

posted by the timberlog at 10:01 AM



Thursday, July 26, 2001

Surge v Slump!
Pioneer Press preview of Friday's Thunder v Timbers game.

Our drought is bigger than your drought!
USLSoccer preview of Saturday's Rampage v Timbers game.

posted by the timberlog at 9:55 AM



Wednesday, July 25, 2001

New! - Handy Playoff Guide!
OK so it's quite a ways off, but what harm ever came from being prepared. Check out the current (and hopefully updated) playoff spots and first round pairings.

posted by the timberlog at 5:52 PM



Tuesday, July 24, 2001

[Sigh...More Media]
Rain ready to fall fully into W-League lineup
...and a reminder that the Portland Rain complete their season at Tigard High School this Thursday at 7pm against the Ft. Collins Force

posted by the timberlog at 6:34 PM



OK, some sort of record (not to be proud of mind you), match report here (finally). Not adding much to what's been already said, but a few notes.

The sight of Mark Baena having to come way, way back to receive the ball was a waste. Mark can play that game, but unless a midfielder is prepared to pick up the lay off and run at the defence (leaving Mark time to get back into position) it's a waste. Doesn't he always look better with the ball at his feet attacking the goal line? (Like the move that led to O'Neill nearly equalizing?)

...and talking of players running at defenders...as I was...simple but effective. Even if the resulting free kick is a tad dubious, such as Brian Winters run and free kick at the edge of the box, it creates chances, puts the defence on their heels and is damn exciting to watch. "Better to have run at the defence and lost the ball than not.....", well you get the rest!

SOMEBODY TELL ME WHAT"S UP WITH THE "DARIN SITUATION!"

First touch! Why was Viet Nguyen so effective? Not that he is small and quick (though he is!), but he has a great first touch and that ability to play one-touch passes with the rest of his midfield speeds things up and didn't let the Timbers settle.

I don't think the Timbers played too bad, Michael O'Neill could have easily put that one in on any number of other occasions, but then Viet Nguyen was unlucky to hit the bar, so all-in-all fair play to a more attractive looking Sounders team than we've seen previously this year.

Oh, and since you ask, Lucinda Williams last night was brilliant!

[The Media, oh the media]
Oregonian - SEATTLE 1, PORTLAND 0 Timbers' struggle to find offense continues

Seattle Times - Sounders chop Timbers

The Columbian - COMMENTARY: TIMBER FANS TRAVEL TO BEAT OF THEIR OWN DRUMS


posted by the timberlog at 3:48 PM



Sunday, July 22, 2001

Timbers Fall Again

Another lackluster performance (or is the tight Western Conference a true reflection of the teams quality) as the Timbers fall to a single goal in the 7th minute from the Sounders Ching (LA Galaxy loan).
[more later!]

posted by the timberlog at 11:07 AM



Thursday, July 19, 2001

A little bit of fun! I should point out that I have no idea who is the "player with experience" is that could possibly be leaving the Timbers but here are some people for you to choose from. (I should also point out that the Timberlog wants all of these to stay!)

You can link directly to the results without voting here





Who do you think the "experienced" player who may be leaving the Timbers might be?

Mark Baena
Kevin Legg
Darren Sawatzky
Brian Winters
Michael O'Neill
Other




posted by the timberlog at 6:24 PM



Timbers dramatic debut wakes up echoes
...or with added extra "Timber" pun included! - Timbers proving to be a chip off the old block
Interesting article at USLSoccer on the Timbers. Some interesting comments by Bobby Howe about the standard of the Western Conference, putting together a team with limited scouting, mixing more experienced players with younger players and also the news that there could be player transfer news in the near future:

“We have at least one player with experience that teams have asked about,” said Howe without naming the player. “He is experienced enough that we want to get something for him if we do a deal. That’s where we are at the moment.”


A-League 2001 Playoff Structure Explained!!

Top 3 from each conference plus next best 3 teams. Winners seeded #1-#3. #4-#12 seeds determined by points. #1-#4 receive a bye in first round...[continued]

posted by the timberlog at 3:46 PM



Team Sheet! Get your lovely Team Sheet!

Media Watch - MASCOT IN THE ENTIRE FREAKING WORLD: TIMBER JIM
Timber Jim makes Willamette Week's Best of Portland 2001 list

Ghost Fans in the Stadium
Nigel Jaquiss' article in the WW about the discrepancy between PFE's official attendance figures and those in documents filed with the City of Portland. Official figures include free tickets and also all pre-purchased tickets, whether or not those fans turn up to the game, and therefore not just the numbers through the turnstiles. The article focuses on Beavers numbers, but Nigel tells me that he expects a similar story with Timbers tickets.

Timbers ride success on the field, at the gate
John Nolen's half-term report on the Timbers in the Oregonian.



posted by the timberlog at 2:03 PM



Tuesday, July 17, 2001

Media Watch - Revving Up the Rowdies
Back in town to see Timber Jim (Jim Serrill) on the front of the Trib(une) sports page.
His brother George says:
"He really loves being Timber Jim. It's more than a guy with a chain saw. It stands for a lot of different things to him - being genuine, honest, hardworking and real. Timber Jim is no act, and he certainly has to put some energy into it. He cannot operate in any other way"


He also seems a little peeved at PFE.
"They're not allowing me to market myself. They pick and choose what I do. I'd like to get a message out. I'd like to help. I don't want to undermine the economics of the team...but don't limit my opportunities to market myself"


Also (you probably know by now) news that Dan Moss was called up by MLS Kansas City Wizards to cover for Bo Oshoniyi while Tony Meola is recovering after surgery on a small tear in his abdomen. Adam Pearce is doing the backup duties for the Timbers while Dan is away.



posted by the timberlog at 2:18 PM



Monday, July 16, 2001

Media Watch
Caps all over Timbers
VANCOUVER 4, Portland 0 Timbers lose but hold on to first

Southsiders Match Report


posted by the timberlog at 1:10 PM



Sunday, July 15, 2001

Timbers Fall to Worst Defeat in Vancouver

The Timbers were defeated 4 - 0 by the Whitecaps tonight at a rain soaked Burnaby Stadium. With Jeff Clarke picking up an injury early on, being replaced by Ryan, and Morris being carried off after a clash with Benedetti, both teams were finding the wet pitch hard to deal with. The Whitecaps scored through Kindell, after a slip by Ryan, on 16' then Matt Napoleon saved Tilley's penalty kick on 29'. Jordan made it 2 - 0 on 42' with the Whitecaps taking full advantage of the disorganized Timbers defence. With Ochoa replacing Ryan and Tolstolutsky on for O'Neill the second half started with a rearranged Timbers defence, but on 56' the Whitecaps were awarded another penalty and this time Heald beat Napoleon to make the score 3 - 0. Sub Sulentic made the Timbers worst night of soccer complete, beating Napoleon off the post on 87' and the game ended 4 - 0 to the Whitecaps.

posted by the timberlog at 9:56 PM



Saturday, July 14, 2001

It's like Thunder...
A little match report from the Thunder - Silverbacks game.

posted by the timberlog at 10:21 PM



Whitecaps without key players for Sunday's game.

Not only will the Vancouver Whitecaps have to recover from a trip to El Paso the evening before, but they will be without 3 key players on Sunday.
Top scorer Chris Craveiro (hamstring; out for two to three weeks), defender Nico Berg (ankle; three weeks), and midfielder Alfredo Valente who has been called up to join the Canadian team competing at the Francophone Games in Ottawa will all be missing from the team that takes on the Timbers at Swangard Stadium. Berg has played really well marking Mark Baena in the previous 2 meetings and Valente, apart from scoring the Whitecaps goal in the last game at PGE, was an important part of the midfield.

[Update]
Not only did the Whitecaps lose 3 - 2 to El Paso last night (coming back from behind twice and losing to an controversial was-it-over-the-line goal in injury time), but keeper Didar Sandhu picked up a groin injury and will be replaced by Steve London (on loan from the Okanagan Predators of the USL Premier Development League).

posted by the timberlog at 10:50 AM



Friday, July 13, 2001

Scoreless in Seattle

The Timbers played their part in a goalless draw in Seattle in the first half of their 2-part North West magical mystery tour. A reshuffled team including Neil Ryan in defence,Brent Sancho in midfield and Tony McPeak up front, survived overtime and (by all acounts) Matt Napoleon had another stella performance (when does he NOT?). I, my dear reader, was winging my way back from Blaine, MN having watched the Thunder lose 2 - 0 to the Atlanta Silverbacks while most of this was going on. More about that anon.
...but for now...sleep, perchance to dream.

Seattle Times Report - Sounders, Timbers end 0-0
Oregonian Report - Portland 0, SEATTLE 0 First-place Timbers satisfied with tie against Sounders

Seattle Pitch Match Report





posted by the timberlog at 11:08 PM



Media Watch - Soccer Notebook: Timbers play 7 of 8 on road
More on the Darin Lewis saga (Trinidad club Malta Carib Alcons claiming the "rights" to Darin, probably in an attempt to cash in on internationally in-demand T&T talent like Arnold Dwarika and Brent Rahim) and news that both Gavin Wilkinson (subbed on Monday because of a groin strain) and Mark Baena will be rested tonight so Bobby Howe has some fresh legs for the Vancouver game on Sunday.

posted by the timberlog at 12:01 PM



Timbers Begin West Coast Weekend
The Timbers begin their weekender tonight in Seattle taking on the Sounders. Listen to Oregonlive's webcast if you're not travelling. Being in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, the Timberlog is probably catching the Thunder v Atlanta Silverbacks game tonight, choosing live soccer over computer-speakers in a hotel room (may even catch the end of the Timbers game, who knows).
The Sounders have (re)signed defender Ali John Utush and are waiting to find out if Leighton O'Brien will have to serve his red-card suspension tonight after their appeal.

posted by the timberlog at 9:21 AM



Tuesday, July 10, 2001

Media Watch
The Columbian (love those capitalized headlines) TIMBERS MOVE INTO FIRST PLACE AFTER BEATING MILWAUKEE
The Oregonian Timbers in first place after beating Rampage
Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Portland moves ahead of Rampage

and of course the best story from our very own Portland Tribune...Dwight Jaynes is on vacation!!

Sancho and Howes in A-League Team of the Week
Brent and Greg both in this week's A-League team of the week for their great performances in the San Diego game.

posted by the timberlog at 9:53 PM



Match report posted.
The Milwaukee match was an exciting end-to-end game between two pretty evenly matched teams. It will be interesting to see a game against a full strength Rampage later (or sooner - 27th July). The Timbers defence played well even against the dangerous Hayes and Takawira (turned out I was very pleased I didn't get to see his "Digital" goal celebration!). I don't know if Gavin Wilkinson was just having a bad day, or Ellsworth was better than most forwards he's faced this year or if he was affected by that early hard challenge, but it was probably a wise move replacing him at the half.

Mark Baena Comedy Moment: Beating Stockton in the Timbers box, picking up the free kick and giving the Rampage player a pat on the back and a cheeky grin as he ran past!

Michael O'Neill Frustration Moment: Getting called for foot-up by the ref and then bending down putting his hand about 6 inches off the ground, lifting his foot as if to say "that was too high"???

Ole! Moment: Jeff Clarke hooking the ball over his shoulder, over a bemused Hayes, collecting the ball up and clearing. Ole!!

posted by the timberlog at 5:12 PM



Darin Lewis Status
Some news as to the reasons why Darin Lewis was not in the Timbers line-up yesterday. It turns out that late yesterday, US Soccer determined that Darin was ineligible to play until his international playing status is clarified.

[More news on this story as it develops]

posted by the timberlog at 10:02 AM



Monday, July 09, 2001

Timbers hold on to defeat Rampage 1 - 0

5,032 fans watched the Timbers take an early lead then hold on against a Rampage team containing slightly more first team players than expected. Michael O'Neill scored on 22' with a great shot past Popik and into the top left corner of the goal after a Sawatzky cross from tight on the goal line was cleared to the edge of the box. With the Timbers again starting Greg Howes, playing Brent Sancho in midfield early on, but with no sign of Darin Lewis on the bench, the Rampage came more and more into the game. Keith Costigan replaced Gavin Wilkinson at the half and the Rampage brought on Digital Takawira on 47' in an attempt to get an equilizer. There were chances at both ends in the second with Greg Howes going close with a header saved by Popik on 76' and then on 90' Matt Napoleon saving a Takawira free kick with a spectacular dive to his top right corner.

[full report later]

posted by the timberlog at 10:15 PM



The Rampage sound like a fun team!

Sucevic also was dealing with a confusing internal situation after the match, one involving two of his players who were throwing punches at each other during the game.

Midfielders Yuri Lavrinenko and Philippe Godoy got into an altercation in the 20th minute, and Sucevic immediately substituted for Lavrinenko and sent him to the locker room.

The Rampage coach then took Godoy out of the lineup for the final 45 minutes.

"Two of our players were swinging at each other," Sucevic said. "It was comical to the Seattle fans. I don't know what happened, and I will talk to both players."


...and an additional report from the ever-informative Seattle Pitch (living up to their tag-line " What matters most is what happens on the pitch!")


posted by the timberlog at 10:41 AM



Sunday, July 08, 2001

Monday night's game against Milwaukee set up perfectly
With the Rampage losing at Seattle tonight 2 - 1, tomorrow's clash at PGE Park could see the Timbers wing their way to the top of the A-league Western Conference (again). With the table squeezing (10 points separate the top 6 clubs with only the Thunder floundering behind) a win will take the Timbers (currently 32 pts) past San Diego (33 pts) and Milwaukee (35 pts).

posted by the timberlog at 8:35 PM



Friday, July 06, 2001

A reminder that the Portland Rain take on the Seattle Sounders Select at Tigard High School, 7pm this Saturday (July 7th).
Another chance to see some exciting, skillful women's soccer.

posted by the timberlog at 11:50 AM



Thursday, July 05, 2001

Back despite popular demand! Timberlog Team Sheet for Monday's clash against the Milwaukee Rampage at PGE Park. Ahhhhh...I love the smell of burning cheese in the morning!

Hopefully the Rampage have no fun in Seattle the night before, and the game is a fight for the top of the Western Conference (not that I want the Sounders to win of course!).
That report from Milwaukee seems to point to a young and untried team taking the field. Hopefully the Timbers can take full advantage.

posted by the timberlog at 7:26 PM




Oh and what about this little pic that I dug up (polite way of saying stolen!) of our very own Dread at the Controls, Brent Sancho and "The Kaiser" Franz Beckenbauer while on a visit to Joe Public! (Arnold Dwarika - foreground)

posted by the timberlog at 12:23 PM



So here's the deal. The Timberlog missed Monday night's game to see living legend, the High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone. You can read the match rep...I mean review here.

On a more Timbers related front, some nice write-ups by The Columbian, TIMBERS START FIREWORKS EARLY WITH 3-2 VICTORY . A nice mix of match report, player quotes and those off-field notes we love so much (such as the news that Bobby Howe is attending his nephew's wedding in Edinburgh on Saturday).

posted by the timberlog at 12:12 PM



Wednesday, July 04, 2001

Timbers Bounce Back-2 goal Howes leads Portland to 3 - 2 Victory

Sounds (from reading the ever excellent Timber Rattlers report - where would we be without them) like the Timberlog missed a cracking game last night with Greg Howes picking up his second and third goals of the season to lead the Timbers to another victory over the San Diego Flash. Howes also got an assist on the Timbers third, Darren Sawatzky scoring the goal to pick up the bonus point and also starting a nice trend in shirt-over-the-head goal celebrations. [Note: The late-night news programs seemed to like that a lot!]
The Flash got a couple of late-game goals to spoil Matt Napoleon's stats (even though the Timbers fans know he's a complete STAR!), but the victory sets up Monday's game against Conference leaders Milwaukee nicely.

USL Match Report
Oregonian Match Report

[The Timberlog's report from the Nina Simone game will be up soon!!]

posted by the timberlog at 10:37 AM



Tuesday, July 03, 2001

Media Watch - Timbers Fired Up for Flash Matchup
Tribune article including the following from Coach Howe
"...we're going to change our system slightly, redistribute the work force and take the game to our opponents"

and then on the state of the timbers attack...
"In our last four home games we've put our defense under more pressure than the other team's defense". "The defenses in the A-League are not that brilliant. Or let's say that the opposition's back players are not really good at playing the ball out of the back. So we want to put them under pressure"

and then on Greg Howes...
"he was the first to point out to me (Bobby) that our statistics have been better when he's involved. We don't want to set him on the bench very often"


Also in the Tribune proving that Jackass is not just the popular MTV program. I give you.....Dwight Jaynes!
Soccer or Sominex? Either one. But soccer is probably less addictive. At least the kind of soccer the Timbers played last Friday night"

posted by the timberlog at 1:52 PM



Let it Rain, Let it Rain, Let it Rain.
Check out the Timberlog match report from last night's Portland Rain game.

posted by the timberlog at 1:34 PM



Monday, July 02, 2001

Portland Rain Spells End to Heatwave
No, not a dire weather forcast for the 4th of July, but the Portland Rain beating the Arizona Heatwave 2 - 1 at PGE Park tonight.

Goals from Tami McDaniel on 24' showing great control and volleying in from 6yds after a cross from Courtney Carter. Then on 39' a great pass into the box by Gabby Quiggle, Laura Schott putting Arizona keeper Bennett under pressure and Noelle Miller slotting the ball home. 2 - 0!
The Heatwave got a goal back on 53' after a mix up between the otherwise excellent Jessica Miller and keeper Montgomery let in an Arizona player to make the score 2 - 1.

[better match report later...promise]

posted by the timberlog at 10:03 PM



The Timberlog won't be at the game tomorrow (getting a little sugar in my bowl!), but you can't escape the Timberlog Team Sheet here for your enjoyment and edification.
I noticed from the Flash roster that Mr Alexi Lalas is (or has been) on loan from the LA Galaxy! Wonder if he will play tomorrow??

posted by the timberlog at 12:59 PM



Looks like the Portland Rain are back at PGE Park sooner than expected.
They play the Arizona Heatwave tonight at 7pm in a game that was scheduled at Tigard High School. The game is free, access down the ramp right next to MAC on 18th Avenue.

posted by the timberlog at 9:49 AM



Sunday, July 01, 2001

[Match Report posted]

posted by the timberlog at 11:53 PM



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8/20 Seattle (H)
8/27 Charleston (A)
8/28 Atlanta (A)
9/2 Virginia Beach (A)
9/3 Richmond (A)
9/8 Atlanta (H)
9/10 Richmond (H)


[timberlog 2004]

current roster/player news

results/match reports

a-league attendance

2004 disciplinary points

2004 player diary


[Fixtures 2004]

5/1 Seattle (H)
5/13 Calgary (H)
5/15 Seattle (A)
5/23 Vancouver (A)
5/29 Milwaukee (H)
6/4 Charleston (A)
6/5 Atlanta (A)
6/10 Edmonton (H)
6/12 Vancouver (H)
6/17 Rochester (H)
6/22 Minnesota (A)
6/23 Milwaukee (A)
7/2 Vancouver (H)
7/8 Edmonton (H)
7/16 Vancouver (A)
7/17 Seattle (A)
7/24 Seattle (H)
7/28 Calgary (A)
7/29 Edmonton (A)
7/31 Milwaukee (A)
8/5 Minnesota (H)
8/7 Edmonton (A)
8/8 Calgary (A)
8/12 Calgary (H)
8/14 Minnesota (A)
8/19 Puerto Rico (H)
8/27 Minnesota (H)
8/29 Milwaukee (H)


[timberlog 2003]

current roster/player news

results/match reports

tables

a-league attendance

2003 disciplinary points


[Fixtures 2003]

5/1 Seattle (H)
5/2 Seattle (A)
5/11 Vancouver (A)
5/12 Calgary (A)
5/14 Calgary (H)
5/18 Seattle (A)
5/25 Calgary (A)
5/27 Minnesota (H)
5/29 Vancouver (H)
6/7 El Paso (A)
6/8 Milwaukee (A)
6/12 Vancouver (H)
6/27 Calgary (H)
6/29 Calgary (A)
7/1 Vancouver (A)
7/3 Vancouver (H)
7/11 El Paso (H)
7/13 Milwaukee (H)
7/23 Cincinnati (A)
7/25 Minnesota (A)
7/27 Calgary (H)
8/9 Seattle (H)
8/10 Seattle (A)
8/15 Indiana (H)
8/17 Vancouver (A)
8/18 Seattle (H)
8/23 El Paso (A)
8/29 El Paso (H)


[timberlog 2002]

2002 team/player profiles

2002 results/match reports

2002 tables

2002 a-league attendance

2002 disciplinary points


[timberlog 2001]

2001 team/player profiles

2001 training camp

2001 results/match reports

2001 tables


[features/interviews]

Byron Alvarez

Fadi Afash

Jim Taylor 2003

McKinley Tennyson

Brent Sancho

10Q - Bobby Howe

10Q - Jim Taylor

10Q - Michael O'Neill

Bobby Howe - Pre-season

10Q - Hugo Alcaraz



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