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Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Michael O'Neill Back Home

Former Timber Michael O'Neill recently signed for Irish League side Glentoran, returning to the country of his birth and hopefully leaving behind the financial woes of the Scottish League. Good luck Mick!!

posted by the timberlog at 2:39 PM



Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Tennyson Makes A-League Team for a Third Straight Week

The up-down-up again season for McKinley Tennyson continues as the Timbers forward is named to the A-League team of the week for the third time in as many weeks. Named for his 2 goal game against Cincinnati, Tennyson now ranks third in the A-League in goals (9) and sixth in points (20).

posted by the timberlog at 9:46 PM



Monday, July 29, 2002

OK...catching up time...been away...doing stuff...must try harder...

Timbers 2 - 0 Cincinnati....Tennyson 2 more goals blah blah...cards to Sancho, Wilkinson and Winters putting the first 2 a yellow away from suspension...lots of shots and chances, but no bonus point!

PFE Snag WUSA All-Star Game!
Tickets go on sale Monday, August 5 at 9 a.m. PT. Tickets can be obtained at PGE Park and all Portland-area Ticketmaster outlets, including select Fred Meyer and G.I. Joe's locations. Tickets are also available by calling Ticketmaster at (503) 224-4400 or by going on-line at www.ticketmaster.com. Individual tickets to the WUSA All-Star Game will be priced from $15-$45. In addition, a special $4.75 ticket will be made available for a limited time only in the Fred Meyer Family Seat Section.

...updated predictions (HA! Call that a prediction mate?!!) and attendance data...

posted by the timberlog at 10:40 PM



Thursday, July 25, 2002

San Jose midfielders Bower, Roner join Portland club for match against Cincinnati

The Portland Timbers announced today that the club has received two MLS players - San Jose Earthquakes midfielders Scott Bower and Chris Roner - on loan for tonight's match against Cincinnati at PGE Park.

Bower, 24, broke in with the Earthquakes in 1999 after a standout college career at Clemson (1998) and Stetson (1996-97). Coming into the 2002 season, Bower tallied six points over 1,577 minutes played in 41 games.

Bower is a past member of the United States' U-23 National Team.

Roner, 22, has played in four games in this, his rookie season with the Earthquakes. The Bay Area product was selected in the third round of the 2002 MLS SuperDraft after a stellar career at UC Berkeley. With the Bears, he received back-to-back honors as a First-Team All Pac-10 selection. As the team captain, Roner was also the team's MVP in the 2000-2001 seasons.

posted by the timberlog at 3:09 PM



Team Sheet!

Pulled out of the timberlog's shredder and presented here for the world to see is tonight's team sheet. Use it as tinder for your hoops bonfire or light it and wave it in unison as we all sing "We Shall Overcome" while blocking the writ-holding court appointee from reaching Fadi!!

posted by the timberlog at 11:19 AM



Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Tennyson Named to A-League Team of the Week

Not surprisingly McKinley Tennyson has been named to the USL A-League Team of the Week for the second time this season, this time for his 2 goal performance against Calgary. He joins former-Timber Matt Chulis who makes the team for scoring the game-winner in Pittsburgh's 2-1 win over Charlotte

The Timbers next game is this Thursday at PGE Park against fellow playoff hopefulls Cincinnati.

posted by the timberlog at 8:00 AM



Saturday, July 20, 2002

On-Target Tennyson Leads Timbers to Win in Calgary


McKinley Tennyson scored 2 goals (and surely earned himself another place in the A-league team of the week) as the Timbers won 3-1 in Calagry tonight, picking up the bonus-point and improving their record to 7-3-9. Tennyson got the Timbers off to a perfect start in the first minute with a goal off of Jake Sagare's cross from the left edge of the box. He hit again in the 9th minute, and notched his seventh goal of the season, on another cross from the left side, this time from rookie defender Bryn Ritchie. Scoring machine Fadi Afash scored in the 31st minute (his league-leading 12th of the season) to put the game beyond Calgary. The Storm did get a goal back in the 41st as Kurt Bosch fired inside of the right post, but both attacks dried up in the second half and the Timbers leave Canada with their 3rd win out of 4 in the month of July. The Timbers' Greg Howes received a red card late in the game and the Timbers will finish July back home against Cincinnati this coming Thursday at PGE Park.


posted by the timberlog at 9:06 PM



Improved Timbers Still No Match for Sounders.


The Portland Timbers were beaten by arch-rivals the Seattle Sounders last night 2 - 1 despite taking a first half lead thanks to Fadi Afash's 11th goal of the year.

Afash struck in the 31st minute after being fed by fellow forward McKinley Tennyson and the Timbers held on with a good defensive display despite Seattle winning 7 corners to Portland's 1 (the final count would be 17-1!!!). Seattle's second half eventually wore down the Timbers defence and the A-league's top team scored twice through Brian Ching on 61' and then Andrew Gregor on 71' direct from a corner kick. The Timbers' Matt Napoleon made 7 saves, 5 in the latter stages and Preston Burpo made a game winning save from a free kick off the right foot of Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar in the waning moments of extra time.

[Seattle Pitch Match Report]

posted by the timberlog at 12:55 PM



Friday, July 19, 2002

Ochoa Returns!


Jesus Ochoa is returning to the Timbers on a 2-game loan. The former Timbers' midfielder who joined the LA Galaxy for this year's MLS season will join the Timbers for this weekend's road trip to Seattle and Calgary.

"This is what the relationship between A-League and MLS is all about," said Jim Taylor, Timbers general manager. "I think the partnership between us and the Galaxy has really benefited both teams, and bringing Jesus in is just a natural extension of that working relationship. Young players like Jesus need match play and it just happens to work in nicely with both team's schedules. Plus, by him playing a match for us, it gives us the option of adding him to our playoff roster, which could be important down the road."

...and on the topic of this weekend's games, the Timbers take on the Seattle Sounders tonight with the game broadcast on 970 KUFO-AM and Oregonlive.com. On the injury front both Scott Benedetti and Sean McAuley are both carrying injuries, but are listed as probables, while Erik Ozimek is still out.

posted by the timberlog at 3:24 PM



Wednesday, July 17, 2002

A-League Attendance Figures Updated

The only major change this week has been the rise of the Indiana Blast joining the ranks of teams showing increased attendance over last year thanks to a 3,467 crowd for their El Paso game, boosted by their 4th annual Mid-Summer Magic 4 v 4 tournament.

posted by the timberlog at 1:05 PM



Tuesday, July 16, 2002

McKinley Tennyson Named to A-League Team of the Week...

...for his 2-goal performance against Calgary.

posted by the timberlog at 10:17 PM



Monday, July 15, 2002

A-League Playoff Predictions

The timberlog runes have been well and truely cast and in a similar format to last year's mess here are this season's final league and playoff predictions!!
Notes: I have been optimistic when it comes to the Timbers remaining games...obviously!...but having said that I think that they would have to play very badly in the remaining games to miss the playoffs...This is helped by the fact that Calgary and Indiana have already fallen behind in the West and I'm guessing that it will be a fight between El Paso and Cincinnati for the last wildcard place in the Western Conference...but as they always keep reminding us...anything can happen...so watch out!

posted by the timberlog at 3:00 PM



Thursday, July 11, 2002

Market Watch: Dow Plunges Below 9,000, Tennyson's Stock Soars!


Timbers 2 - 1 Calgary

McKinley Tennyson's 2 goals at PGE Park tonight moved the Timbers into joint second place in the Pacific Division and improved their record to 6-8-3. The Timbers fell behind to a Calgary team with the worst record in the A-League after a Conrad Chala goal on 19', but Tennyson equalized from Hugo Alcaraz' corner on 31'. Tennyson then got what was to prove the game winning goal on 39' receiving Brian Winters through ball and beating keeper Wotjek Zarzycki. Calgary had a great chance to even things up in the 58th minute after being awarded a penalty kick, by Chala's kick was high and wide.

Portland will embark on a two-game road trip, beginning at division leading Seattle on Friday, July 19. The following night it's off to Calgary, Alberta, to wrap up a four-game season series with Calgary.

TIMBERS NOTEBOOK: Sean McAuley was a late scratch due to a sore achilles... Erik Ozimek had the walking boot protecting his right heel removed and could be cleared to train as early as next week... Matt Napoleon will leave
the club on Friday to join the Dallas Burn (MLS) for their upcoming U.S. Open Cup match with San Jose. He will return in time for the Timbers next match, July 19, at Seattle.

Oregonian Report - It's all about the Shoes Baby!

posted by the timberlog at 10:51 PM



Tragedy tempers Sancho

John Nolen of the Oregonian recounts the sad story of how Timbers' Trinidadian defender Brent Sancho has lost friends during the last year, first in the 9-11 attack on New York and then with the deaths of close friend Mickey Trotman and last month a cousin, both in car accidents.

and...

Sean McAuley Interview

Allison interviews Sean McAuley for the independent Rochdale website

posted by the timberlog at 11:05 AM



Wednesday, July 10, 2002

2002 A-League Attendance Figures

There have been a couple of requests from Timbers' fans concerning the 2002 A-League attendance figures. Here are the official USL numbers for your delectation and delight.

[note: As always there maybe some anomalies here and there. For example, I thought the Timbers home average last year for A-league games was higher than the 5,974 in these figures, but there you go!]

posted by the timberlog at 2:42 PM



Afash and McAuley in this week's A-League Team of the Week


It was announced today that Sean McAuley and Fadi Afash have been named to the USL's A-League Team of the Week for week 12.

Both players were deservedly included after playing a large part in Portland's 4-1 victory over Indiana on July 4. McAuley, named to the team for the first time this season, recorded two assists in the win, his first two points of the season.

For Afash, who scored 2 that night, it is his second nomination of the season, his previous coming on June 11. For that week, Afash was also named A-League Player of the Week.

posted by the timberlog at 1:03 PM



Monday, July 08, 2002

Timbers Convert Chances:Timbers 4 - 1 Blast


The Portland Timbers combined possession and goalscoring chances with good finishing on Thursday night to win impressively over the Indiana Blast 4 - 1.

The Timbers playing without Greg Howes, but with Vadim Tolstolutsky starting for the first time this season, got on the scoresheet in the 10th minute when McKinley Tennyson got in alone on keeper Josh Lynk and finished from 12 yds. It was Tennyson again on 14' after a quick free kick by the outstanding Hugo Alcaraz allowed Sean McAuley to cross to the unmarked Tennyson who side-footed home from 6yds.

The Timbers continued playing well into the second half with a well deserved penalty on 55' after Jake Sagare had been brought down in the box by Allen. Fadi Afash stepped up to do the honors and put the ball past Lynk to make it 3 - 0.

Indiana pulled a goal back on 63' after a breakaway was finished by Costa, but Afash settled the crowd's nerves by putting the game beyond reach in the 67th minute after finishing a cross by McAuley, for his 10th goal in 11 games, to make it 4 - 1 to Portland.

[match report]

posted by the timberlog at 3:01 PM



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