Sunday, April 28, 2002
Sounders 4 - 1 Timbers: Portland Lose 100% Record
posted by the timberlog at 8:39 PM
Ching, Farrell, Sawatzky and Farrell for the Sounders and Vadim Tolstolutsky for Portland.
Reading Allison's list of Portland's starting 11
it's clear the Timbers played an experimental team
and Noah Delgado
up front, Sean McAuley
in the center of a 3-man defence and a midfield including Fadi Afash
(presumably playing just behind the front 2).
Ron S's report
Whitecaps 0 - 1 Timbers : Portland Keep 100% Pre-Season Record
posted by the timberlog at 8:28 AM
goal in injury-time earned the Timbers another win
last night in Vancouver.
Whitecaps match report
Friday, April 26, 2002
posted by the timberlog at 7:50 PM
- Bobby Howe Interview
With just over a week left
until the Timbers first A-League game of the 2002 season, the timberlog sat down with Head Coach Bobby Howe
who kindly answered some questions about the current state of the team. Read the interview and hear selected sound clips
Thursday, April 25, 2002
posted by the timberlog at 10:02 PM
- 10 Questions - Hugo Alcaraz
The Timbers exciting
attacking-midfielder was kind enough to answer 10 questions recently...read what he had to say.
Wednesday, April 24, 2002
posted by the timberlog at 7:44 AM
The Timbers stretched their pre-season 100% record
to 6 games yesterday, beating FC Swoosh
7 - 1 at the Nike Campus with goals from McKinley Tennyson (2), Noah Delgado (2), Fadi Afash (2) and Chugger Adair (1). The Timbers have now outscored
their opposition 29 - 4
The Timbers travel north
over the weekend to play the Vancouver Whitecaps
on Sat. 27th, 7.30pm, at Swangard Stadium and the Seattle Sounders
on Sunday, 5 pm, at Sammamish High School, Bellevue, WA.
] Sean McAuley
will arrive in Portland tomorrow and will be joining the team on the weekend road-trip. The only current player to be on the injured list
is Erik Ozimek
who picked up a knock in training, but hopes to be fit for the A-league opener in 10 days.
Saturday, April 20, 2002
posted by the timberlog at 5:49 PM
The Timbers ran out 8 - 0 winners
over a mixed Seattle Sounders Select/University of Washington
team this afternoon. Goals from Tennyson
(3) and Alcaraz
in the first half and then Tennyson
(again) and 3 from Fadi Afash
in the second.
1 - 0 : 17' Ben Somoza free kick 30yd out on right over Chugger Adair's head but met by Gavin Wilkinson diving at the far post. The ball goes across the face of goal where McKinley Tennyson
knocks it in.
2 - 0 : 25' Jake Sagare to Keith Costigan who sends in a perfect cross from the left. Goalkeeper half comes off his line, but Tennyson
is there soaring high to head home.
3 - 0 : 40' Another goal made down the left. Sagare back to Keith Costigan who crosses over the head of Chugger Adair only for the ball to fall to Hugo Alcaraz
. He fires past the keeper back into the left corner.
4 - 0 : 46' Somoza corner to Sagare at far post. He finds Alcaraz and his cross from the left is calmly finished by Tennyson
at the right hand post for his hat-trick.
5 - 0 : 58' Alcaraz finds Tennyson free, left side of the box. Kei
needs no further invitation. Ball in net. Goal.
6 - 0 : 67' Alcaraz the provider again as his cross is headed back across goal and Fadi Afash
blasts home from 10 yd.
7 - 0 : 69' Wash - Rinse - Repeat. Alcaraz to Chugger, who turns but cannot get a shot in. Ball to Afash
10 yd out. Goal.
8 - 0 : 83' Chugger robs the keeper, finds Fadi again
. Slots home. Hat-trick for the Syrian
Friday, April 19, 2002
Portland Rain to play in PCSL
posted by the timberlog at 3:52 PM
News today that the Portland Rain
will be playing in the 2002 PCSL
(Pacific Coast Soccer League) as a replacement for the Tacoma Pride
who recently dropped out of the league.
Hoops, Hoops, Glorious Hoops!
posted by the timberlog at 10:27 AM
It's not just Glasgow Celtic
SK Rapid Wien
Thursday, April 18, 2002
posted by the timberlog at 2:45 PM
The Timbers new strips were announced today
on OregonLive: Green and white hooped
shirt, white shorts
"It was our goal to establish a new look that touches on traditional soccer aspects and to craft a new identity that clearly distinguishes the Timbers when they take to the pitch," said Jim Taylor, general manager of the Timbers.
Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Next Game: Portland Timbers v Seattle Sounders Select
posted by the timberlog at 8:09 PM
This game will be open to the public
and will take place at Tualatin Hills Park and Rec.
(158th & Walker Rd., Beaverton) on Saturday 20th April at 3pm
The game is free of charge
and there will be a player autograph session
for those into...well...autographs!
The game is at Thomas Guide: 594 H5
Take Cornell exit of the Sunset Highway (Hwy 26W).
Turn left onto Cornell, then left onto 158th.
Rec Center is on left, about 1/2 mile.
posted by the timberlog at 6:23 PM
U of Portland 0 - 3 Portland Timbers: Timbers Keep 100% Pre-Season Record.
kept up their 100% record
with a 3 goal win over a University of Portland team
at Merlo Field
this afternoon. A less impressive Timbers than in previous games scored all 3 goals in the second half, Ben Somoza
getting the first on 53' with a great skipping run
through the Pilots defence and a low hard strike from the edge of the box. McKinley Tennyson
got the Timbers second on 59' with a nice turn and shot and Jake Sagare
the 3rd on 83'.
[and as promised "a more detailed report
Monday, April 15, 2002
posted by the timberlog at 10:23 AM
A very nice piece on the box this morning from PGE Park
with Jim Taylor
talking to KUTV anchor Cathy Marshall
and brief chats to Brent Sancho, Vadim Tolstolutsky, Keith Costigan and Gavin Wilkinson. Keith was extremely excited
to be on TV, grabbing the mic and hamming it up. Quote of the day:
Cathy Marshall (to Vadim): What's the Timbers greatest weapon?
Vadim: Brent Sancho!!
Friday, April 12, 2002
On the QT and very hush, hush!
posted by the timberlog at 7:35 PM
As the timberlog's exile
in the wild, wild midwest
comes to a close, news from my very own "Sidney Falco" that Nick Terlecky
had been released from the Timbers camp, but expect to see keeper Chris Smith
sign along the dotted next week.
Also a heads up
for all of you sad folks who have nothing better to do than watch early morning TV
!! (only kiddin'). The Timbers
will be featured live
on AM Northwest
(the morning show on KATU
which begins, I think, at 9am) on Monday
Thursday, April 11, 2002
posted by the timberlog at 3:09 PM
Timbers Opener on the "Box"
The Timbers opening game
of their 2002 A-League campaign against the Seattle Sounders
will be broadcast live internationally
on Fox Sports World
. The game against the Sounders at PGE Park
(which is also an Open Cup Qualifying
game) will now kick-off at 8pm
to accomodate the coverage.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for the Timbers and the A-League to demonstrate the high quality of play involved with our brand of professional soccer," said Jim Taylor, general manager of the Timbers.
"We know our ardent fans will be up to the task too. We plan to show the world that Portland is indeed 'Soccer City U.S.A."
Fox Sports World
is available locally on AT&T Digital Cable channel 401
and via satellite on DirecTV
Wednesday, April 10, 2002
Sean McAuley Signing Announced in Rochdale
posted by the timberlog at 11:25 AM
After a bit of an embargo
, the news of Sean McAuley's move to the Timbers has been announced in Rochdale.
"Obviously it is a gamble for me as I am going into the unknown. It would have been easier for me to stay at Rochdale and fight for a contract, or even just look to stay in the 3rd division, but this is a move I wanted to make and one I am looking forward to. I have never been out to Portland before, but I have wanted to make the move since it was first offered to me.
posted by the timberlog at 4:58 AM
Timbers 2 - 1 Galaxy
...and in a hotel room, far away, a happy timberlog sleeps soundly.
[Read Allison's fantastic report
than last year...if that's possible!]
Oregonian - PORTLAND 2, LOS ANGELES 1 Timbers appear solid
"Maybe we should keep playing those MLS teams because we keep beating them," Timbers goalkeeper Matt Napoleon said.
Soccer365 - GALAXY FALLS TO TIMBERS
"Portland is a quality team that came into the game highly motivated," added (Coach, Sigi) Schmid. "We turned it up at the end of the game getting a goal back, but missed a penalty kick and hit the post three times in the final ten minutes."
Tuesday, April 09, 2002
Timbers Complete Roster ready for Galaxy Game...or do they?
posted by the timberlog at 1:41 PM
The Timbers completed their 18-man roster with the signings of Nick Terlecky
and Chris Smith
ready for tonight's game
against the LA Galaxy
(PGE Park, 7.00pm). At least that's what the game notes
released prior to the game suggested, but listening to Bobby Howe
today it seems that the last 2 roster spots are still open!?!?
spent the last 3 years with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds
and has been playing alongside Gavin Wilkinson
in pre-season training. Smith
will be back-up keeper
to Matt Napoleon
having played with the St. Louis Steamers
Oregonian - Tennyson, Ochoa swap spots in quest for soccer stardom
Columbian - TIMBERS TAKE THE FIELD AGAINST GALAXY OF MLS
(complete with "spot the mistake" competition!)
Monday, April 08, 2002
Pssssst!....Wanna Team Sheet??
posted by the timberlog at 5:35 PM
Back despite popular demand
...[drum roll please maestro]...the timberlog team sheet!!
It's as easy as 1-2-3.
1 Click here
2 Find a lovingly prepared
team sheet and mildly amusing
match notes for tomorrow's Timbers v LA Galaxy
3 Print out
, take to game, impress your friends
Saturday, April 06, 2002
Timbers Roster Reaches New Dimensions
posted by the timberlog at 10:34 AM
article on the look and feel of the new 2002 Timbers
“We have a better group, a better squad,” defender Keith Costigan says. “The franchise and the coaches have been in the league for a year now, and they were able to see what we needed. We were a little one-dimensional last year. We have more options now.”
and front page of the Saturday Oregonian Sports section
New players, season buoy Timbers' spirits
"Professionalism and workmanship . . . call it the out-and-out desire to win it," (Gavin) Wilkinson said. "You can see it in training already. Everyone's got their heads screwed on and everyone's after the same thing this season."
Friday, April 05, 2002
Portland Timbers 4 - 2 University of Washington
posted by the timberlog at 5:25 PM
The Timbers ran out 4 - 2 winners
this afternoon in another training camp scrimmage against a University of Washington
team. The U of W side put the Timbers to a stronger test
, going in at the half 1 - 0 up, but some great finishing
in the second overcame the well organized University team.
report now posted!
Pittsburgh Sign Chulis
posted by the timberlog at 7:38 AM
Former Timber Matt Chulis
has been signed by fellow A-League side the Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Matt's signing was slightly overshadowed
by the signing on 18 year old Chuck Kim
who joins the Riverhounds
straight from High School!
Thursday, April 04, 2002
Timbers v Galaxy Radio Spot
posted by the timberlog at 11:06 AM
Listen to the Timbers radio ad running all this week on local radio.
Wednesday, April 03, 2002
Timbers v Oregon State Scrimmage
posted by the timberlog at 7:32 PM
The Timbers (roster players and others present at the training camp) took on Oregon State
this afternoon at PGE Park
in a game of 3 - 30 min. periods. The Timbers ended up 5-0 winners
with goals from Rees Bettinger
, a hat-trick from McKinley Tennyson
and Fadi Afash
A short match report
now posted. I wasn't sure if the Beaver's numbers corresponded to their 2001 roster so I didn't include any names there (and it appears that the team was more correctly a OASA Mens Select team-(district team) including some HS players). I'm also still unsure about a couple of players in the Timbers camp so excuse the slight vaugeness here and there. Hopefully I can flesh out the details for you later.
A couple more names: Leo Krupnik
(U of California, De Moines Menace and recent San Jose Earthquakes camp attendee) played at the back alongside Nick Terlecky. Casey Barber
(U of Portland, Seattle Sounders and Select) played at left back in the 3rd third.
I should add that the Timbers looked a lot sharper
than this time last season. There seemed to be a greater urgency
, especially in midfield with Vadim
and Erik Ozimek
playing a lot of quick passes, sweeping the ball out to the wings and Brian Winters
making runs forward. (The Timbers defence wasn't really troubled much by the OS team so that obviously made things easier).
Tuesday, April 02, 2002
posted by the timberlog at 9:11 AM
As mentioned yesterday, the Timbers official roster
stands at 16 players (check out the player page
) with 2 more places remaining.
The re-signing of Brent Sancho
was officially announced today.
"Brent has returned to camp with the same high energy that made him a favorite with our fans last season," said Bobby Howe. "His powerful play undoubtedly will complement the skills of the other players that we have signed this year."
The Timbers camp continues through this week...
"Although pre-season training officially began on April 1st, most of our players came into camp in very good shape knowing that we shall have a severe test against the L.A. Galaxy next Tuesday evening," said Bobby Howe, head coach of the Timbers. "We are looking forward to the contest; it is always exciting to have the opportunity to challenge your skills against an opponent of high caliber. The game also represents a wonderful chance for our fans to observe the game at its highest level in the United States."
I will try and bring you more information
from the camp later in the week and in the meantime if anyone would like more info you can drop me a line at the usual e-mail address.
Goodbye Darin, we hardly knew you.
posted by the timberlog at 9:06 AM
Darin Lewis officially signed by the Metrostars
as their third senior international player.
“Darin is a tremendous offensive talent who helps provide us with yet one more dangerous option in our attack, and gives us more depth on our front line than we’ve ever had in our team’s history,” said Sakiewicz (Nick, Metrostars GM). “And most importantly, he’s a finisher.”
Monday, April 01, 2002
posted by the timberlog at 4:54 PM
Young Ochoa makes leap to LA Galaxy
- Another (!) article about former Timber Jesus Ochoa.
Training Camp 2002
posted by the timberlog at 4:17 PM
A short update from the Timbers training camp
which started this morning.
10 Things You Didn't Know About the Timbers
posted by the timberlog at 7:56 AM
Every so often, small pieces of gossip
and overheard talk
come into the timberlog's possession. These nuggets have been kept private...until now
Prepare yourselves for some things that you didn't (and probably shouldn't) know about the Timbers!
will be resumed as soon as possible...with an update or 2 from this week's training camp maybe. Stay (as they say) Tuned!]
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