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Friday, September 27, 2002

Howes back to Milwaukee

The Timbers' Greg Howes has returned to Milwaukee where he starts his 3rd season with the Wave of the indoor MISL.

posted by the timberlog at 1:30 PM



Thursday, September 19, 2002

Upcoming Bobby Howe Interview on Soccer Fanatics Radio Show

Timbers head coach Bobby Howe will appear on the Soccer Fanatics radio show on Monday 9/23 at 6:00PM ET Questions can be emailed to soccerfanatics@wlnz.org before 4:00PM ET on Monday

posted by the timberlog at 1:27 PM



Tennyson earns first-ever 'Young Offensive Player of the Year' award

Tennyson, who was named to the All-League First Team by A-League coaches last week, is the first to receive the award given to the top offensive player who is age 23 or younger at the beginning of the A-League season. The recipient of the new award is determined by the A-League Commissioner's Office.

Other awards announced by the USL were:
Young Defensive Player of the Year: Destin Makumbu
Defender of the Year: Mark Watson, Charleston Battery
Rookie of the Year: Niki Budalic, Toronto Lynx
Coach of the Year: Brian Schmetzer, Seattle Sounders

posted by the timberlog at 6:08 AM



Friday, September 13, 2002

Sancho Loaned to San Juan Jabloteh

Timbers defender Brent Sancho has been loaned to Trinidad team San Juan Jabloteh for the remainder of their season. San Juan play in Trinidad's Professional Football League and currently stand atop the league table.

posted by the timberlog at 10:45 AM



Thursday, September 12, 2002

2002 - A Timbers' Year in Review

A look back at the Timbers' 2002 A-League season from jitters about PFE's future, a promising pre-season, a crash back down to earth, the Fadi and Kei show and ultimate disappointment in the playoffs. It's all there.

posted by the timberlog at 2:38 PM



Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Tennyson and Afash Named to All A-League Teams

McKinley Tennyson was named to the A-League first team yesterday and his partner up front for the Timbers Fadi Afash was named to the A-League second team. The players are voted onto the teams by the 18 A-League clubs and are a recognition of both forwards goal scoring exploits this season. Tennyson ended the year with 42 points on 18 goals and six assists. After a slow start, he amassed 39 points over the second half of the season to capture the 2002 A-League Scoring Championship and set a new franchise record for points.

Fadi Afash, who along with Montreal's Eduardo Sebrango and Tennyson, scored a league high 18 goals over the season and was instrumental in turning the Timbers season around after their 5 loss start. Afash had at least one goal in six of his first eight matches with the Timbers and scored in 14 of 22 games played during the regular season.

posted by the timberlog at 7:27 AM



Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Rapids Call Up Napoleon for Remainder of Season

The Colorado Rapids of MLS have announced the call-up of the Timbers' Matt Napoleon for the remainder of the season. Napoleon will be playing second to starting goalkeeper David Kramer while Scott Garlick remains on the sidelines with a fractured left thumb.

posted by the timberlog at 1:50 PM



Oregonian-Timbers' Roster to be Uprooted

No real surprise that Bobby Howe expects changes in the Timbers' roster before next season, with players like McKinley Tennyson, Fadi Afash, Matt Napoleon and Brent Sancho all candidates to move onto bigger (and better?) things.

"There will be some change for us," Timbers coach Bobby Howe said. "Players you want to come back don't come back because they sign elsewhere. The ones who might want to come back, you've replaced. Length of contracts is so short that many players are free at the end of the season. So there are a lot of dynamics".

posted by the timberlog at 8:57 AM



Sunday, September 08, 2002

Season Ends Here - Timbers Lose in Vancouver


The Portland Timbers went down 1 - 0 to the Whitecaps at Swangard Stadium tonight, ending the Timbers season and sending Vancouver into a second round playoff game against Seattle. On a wet night in B.C. the Whitecaps scored in the 52nd minute as Matt Napoleon could only parry Dave Morris' shot and Steve Kindel followed up with the header to make the aggregate score over the 2 games 2 - 0.

Thanks to the lads for all their efforts this year. Hope to see you next season...

...and thanks for reading the timberlog.

[stay tuned for all the end of season and pre-2003 season news]

Dave.

posted by the timberlog at 9:28 PM



Friday, September 06, 2002

Of course it's not the first time referee Hall has been involved in some controversial calls!



...but this time there was someone to capture the whole thing on film. What follows is a dissection of "The Andrews Film"!






posted by the timberlog at 2:47 PM



Thursday, September 05, 2002

Timbers Off to Bad Start: Timbers 0 - 1 Whitecaps


The Portland Timbers fell to a single goal from Paul Dailly in the 62nd minute at PGE Park tonight, leaving them to do what no Timbers team has done before...win at Swangard Stadium...if they are to progress to the second round to meet Seattle
The Timbers didn't look like a team in the playoffs for much of the game and a well organized and hard-working Vancouver team came and did their job. Vancouver defenders Dasovic and Lyall in particular did a good job restricting Portland strike due Fadi Afash and McKinley Tennyson and when on 62' Dave Morris (another pick of the bunch for Vancouver) put Dailly in on goal the Timbers could only look on as he slipped the ball beneath Napoleon for the only goal of the game.

The match, which was flat and often a stalemate in midfield, only took on an urgency for the Timbers after the goal. Brent Sancho had a great chance on 84', but a fantastic late tackle by Chris Franks saved the day for Vancouver. The Timbers pressure brought chances in the final minutes, Greg Howes having a goal disallowed in injury time, but the Vancouver defence and keeper Larkin held firm.

At least the Timbers know what they have to do in the second leg, but the decision to play at PGE Park first makes that task even harder. Sunday is make or break for the Timbers 2002 season.

[full match report]

posted by the timberlog at 10:57 PM



Wednesday, September 04, 2002

Timbers Strengthened by Roner and Ochoa for First Round

The Portland Timbers will have the services of both Chris Roner and Jesus Ochoa for their first round playoff games against the Vancouver Whitecaps on both Thursday and Sunday nights.
Roner, on loan from the San Jose Earthquakes (where he has played only 29 mins this year), has played 3 games for the Timbers (all wins!)in the regular season including the Timbers 3-2 win over the Whitecaps at PGE Park back in early August. Jesus Ochoa, a member of the Timbers team last year and currently playing for the LA Galaxy (352 mins played this year), has played 5 games for the Timbers on-loan this year, but this will be the first time Timbers fans get to welcome him back to PGE Park.

Oh...and here is a team sheet!

posted by the timberlog at 9:05 PM



Timbers to Recognize Afash and Tennyson

Timbers forwards Fadi Afash and McKinley Tennyson will be honored before Thursday's playoff game against Vancouver at PGE Park. The dynamic duo have scored 36 out of the team's 47 goals (77%) and have both passed Peter Withe's franchise-record 16 goals, set during the 1975 season when the Timbers were a part of the North American Soccer League (NASL).

"Fadi and Kei gave us the top 1-2 scoring threat in the league this year," said Jim Taylor, Timbers general manager. "They rewrote the Timbers record book and were a huge part of another great season."

posted by the timberlog at 8:45 PM



WUSA All Star Game Teams Announced

The WUSA has announced the teams that will appear in the 2002 WUSA All-Star Game that will be held at PGE Park on Saturday, September 21 at 1:00 p.m. PT. In addition US Women's team coach Tony DiCicco will be reading from his new book at Powell's Books in Beaverton on Sat Sep 7th @ 2pm.

posted by the timberlog at 3:01 PM



Tuesday, September 03, 2002

2002 A-League Attendance

Thanks to a particularly strong second half to the season the 2002 A-League average attendance broke 3,000 for the first time since the USL took over operation of the A-League in 1997. The final average was 3,037, a 2.8% increase over 2001. Clubs which showed increases over last year were Montreal (146%), Seattle (who even discounting the biggest A-League crowd of the year 25,515 at Seahawks Stadium increased their number by 29%), Indiana (12%), Minnesota (10%), Charleston (7%) and Portland (4%). The club with the best average was again Rochester with 10,008 and the worst record was Cincinnati with 734.

When it comes to the 2002 A-league disciplinary records the clubs with the worst records were Indiana and El Paso. Charlotte came out with the best record (38 yellow cards, no red cards and no league fines)

posted by the timberlog at 12:13 PM



Tennyson Wins A-League Scoring Title


Despite missing the Timbers last regular season game McKinley Tennyson won the 2002 A-League Scoring Title with 42 points from 18 goals and 6 assists. Tennyson came out ahead of Brian Ching (40 pts) and Leighton O'Brien (37 pts). There was a three-way tie for top scorer with Fadi Afash, Tennyson and Eduardo Sebrango all netting 18 goals (the Timbers players coming out on top on goal per game average having played 22 and 24 games each, against Sebrango's 28)

posted by the timberlog at 7:15 AM



Monday, September 02, 2002

Whitecaps 3 - 1 Timbers: Both teams will meet again in Playoff First Round


The Portland Timbers (finishing #4 seed) went down to 3 - 1 in Vancouver tonight with former Timber Jeff Clarke picking up 2 goals. The Whitecaps picked up the win and the bonus point to give them the 5th seed, meaning that the same two teams will match up in the first round of the playoffs. The first leg will take place at PGE Park, this coming Thursday at 7pm.

The scoring was as follows:

22' Adair (Winters)
35' Clarke (Jordan)
37' Dailly
63' Clarke

Brian Winters and Keith Costigan both picked up yellow cards.

posted by the timberlog at 9:40 PM



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