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Sunday, April 28, 2002

Sounders 4 - 1 Timbers: Portland Lose 100% Record

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 with Bettinger 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).

Allison's report
Ron S's report

posted by the timberlog at 8:39 PM

Whitecaps 0 - 1 Timbers : Portland Keep 100% Pre-Season Record

McKinley Tennyson's goal in injury-time earned the Timbers another win last night in Vancouver.

Whitecaps match report

posted by the timberlog at 8:28 AM

Friday, April 26, 2002

NEW - 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!

posted by the timberlog at 7:50 PM

Thursday, April 25, 2002

NEW - 10 Questions - Hugo Alcaraz

The Timbers exciting attacking-midfielder was kind enough to answer 10 questions recently...read what he had to say.

posted by the timberlog at 10:02 PM

Wednesday, April 24, 2002

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 so far.
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.

[Notes] 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.

posted by the timberlog at 7:44 AM

Saturday, April 20, 2002

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

[report arrived]

posted by the timberlog at 5:49 PM

Friday, April 19, 2002

Portland Rain to play in PCSL

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.

posted by the timberlog at 3:52 PM

Hoops, Hoops, Glorious Hoops!

It's not just Glasgow Celtic you know!

Sporting Lisbon

SK Rapid Wien

Shamrock Rovers

Buckie Thistle

posted by the timberlog at 10:27 AM

Thursday, April 18, 2002

Timbers Cock-A-Hoop!!

The Timbers new strips were announced today on OregonLive: Green and white hooped shirt, white shorts and white socks.

"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.

posted by the timberlog at 2:45 PM

Wednesday, April 17, 2002

Next Game: Portland Timbers v Seattle Sounders Select

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 8:09 PM

U of Portland 0 - 3 Portland Timbers: Timbers Keep 100% Pre-Season Record.

The Timbers 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"!!]

posted by the timberlog at 6:23 PM

Monday, April 15, 2002

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!!

posted by the timberlog at 10:23 AM

Friday, April 12, 2002

On the QT and very hush, hush!

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.

posted by the timberlog at 7:35 PM

Thursday, April 11, 2002

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.

posted by the timberlog at 3:09 PM

Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Sean McAuley Signing Announced in Rochdale

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 11:25 AM

Timbers 2 - 1 Galaxy

...and in a hotel room, far away, a happy timberlog sleeps soundly.

[Read Allison's fantastic report...even better 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.


"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."

posted by the timberlog at 4:58 AM

Tuesday, April 09, 2002

Timbers Complete Roster ready for Galaxy Game...or do they?

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!?!?

Terlecky 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 indoor team.

[Media Watch]

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!)

posted by the timberlog at 1:41 PM

Monday, April 08, 2002

Pssssst!....Wanna Team Sheet??

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 game
3 Print out, take to game, impress your friends!

posted by the timberlog at 5:35 PM

Saturday, April 06, 2002

Media Watch

Timbers Roster Reaches New Dimensions
Tribune 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."

posted by the timberlog at 10:34 AM

Friday, April 05, 2002

Portland Timbers 4 - 2 University of Washington

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 from Afash, Somoza, Benedetti and Tennyson in the second overcame the well organized University team.

report now posted!

posted by the timberlog at 5:25 PM

Pittsburgh Sign Chulis

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!

posted by the timberlog at 7:38 AM

Thursday, April 04, 2002

Timbers v Galaxy Radio Spot

Listen to the Timbers radio ad running all this week on local radio.

posted by the timberlog at 11:06 AM

Wednesday, April 03, 2002

Timbers v Oregon State Scrimmage

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).

posted by the timberlog at 7:32 PM

Tuesday, April 02, 2002

Roster Update

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.

posted by the timberlog at 9:11 AM

Goodbye Darin, we hardly knew you.

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.”

posted by the timberlog at 9:06 AM

Monday, April 01, 2002

More Jesus...
Young Ochoa makes leap to LA Galaxy - Another (!) article about former Timber Jesus Ochoa.

posted by the timberlog at 4:54 PM

Training Camp 2002

A short update from the Timbers training camp which started this morning.

posted by the timberlog at 4:17 PM

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Timbers

Every so often, small pieces of gossip, innuendo and overheard talk come into the timberlog's possession. These nuggets have been kept private...until now that is.

Prepare yourselves for some things that you didn't (and probably shouldn't) know about the Timbers!

[normal service will be resumed as soon as possible...with an update or 2 from this week's training camp maybe. Stay (as they say) Tuned!]

posted by the timberlog at 7:56 AM

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