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Friday, August 15, 2003

10 Reason to Watch the Portland Timbers Tonight

Ten Reasons why all you folks who haven't watched the Timbers this year should get to PGE Park tonight, 7pm.

10 The Best Crowd Watching in Town - Whether it's the metrosexuals in the beer garden, the eclectic woodshed, the increasing numbers of Latino and Latina fans or those who are just plain weird you'll have fun even in the games quiet moments...but this is soccer so there won't be many!

9 The Team - Overworked and underpaid (or not paid) the players in the green and white give their all every game. Playing in front of the adoring fans at PGE Park just add that extra incentive.

8 Goalscorers - Not only do the Timbers boast last year's leading scorers in the A-League, McKinley Tennyson (oh, who also has 11 goals this year so far...not too shabby!) and Fadi Afash, but the new kid in town Byron Alvarez isn't shy when in front of opposing keepers either...he's on 11 goals too.

7 Mascots - Come see who is in line to replace the Best mascot in the Whole World™ - Timber Jim as he announces his retirement. So far it's an Albino Monkey and people who look like Timber Jim from afar!

6 Goals - Of course the Timbers can't promise a hatload, but tonight's opponents the Indiana Blast aren't much cop so there's a good chance you'll be cheering all night (famous last words I know!)

5 Learn - Pick up some of the lingo before watching the Women's World Cup so you can amaze your friends...please don't call it "offsides" or you'll be ejected (just joking!)

4 The Players - Again, because that's what it's all about. New Zealand International? Gavin Wilkinson! Top Quality MLS keeper? Josh Saunders! Some of the best finishers in the country? The aforementioned Tennyson, Afash and Alvarez! Exciting Young Defenders? Check out Aaron Heinzen! The list could go on.

3 Drums - You like drums, I like drums, we all like drums! or if you just like banging stuff get yourself along to section 107 where you're be welcomed with open arms and you can bang away to your hearts content. This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no fooling around!

2 Analyze This! - Watch the game then break it down with Portland's best fans online. Add your own comments at the soccercityusa.com message board. Tactics, insights or just plain "the referee's a wa**er!"

1 No Blackouts - You won't get any of those stinking blackouts at PGE Park, no sireee Bob! Oh wait a minute....

posted by the timberlog at 2:50 PM



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