Thursday, July 31, 2003
timberlog - Byron Alvarez Interview
posted by the timberlog at 12:26 PM
I got the chance to sit down with Timbers forward Byron Alvarez yesterday for a short interview
. Byron has made a massive impact this season
scoring 9 goals in only 8 full starts
for the team so far, including a hat-trick.
After finishing their morning training session
, Byron, who has played professionally in Mexico
and for the NY/NJ MetroStars of MLS
, found some shade at PGE Park
and spoke about his family, playing in Portland
and the great fans and atmosphere
at PGE Park.
[now with added sound clips!]
Tuesday, July 29, 2003
Sancho's Wait Over
Brent Sancho officially became a Dundee player yesterday
posted by the timberlog at 9:12 AM
, his work permit being granted after weeks of uncertainty. The former Timbers favorite
is now concentrating on getting into the Dundee first 11.
Good Luck Brent!
Monday, July 28, 2003
Sounds from the Park
posted by the timberlog at 1:48 PM
Some sounds from yesterday's game
- Fadi Afash Overhead Kick
- Fadi shot saved by a diving Wiebenga
- "Rose City Till I Die"
- Timber Jim's Chainsaw Revving
[mp3 files - 110KB to about 300KB]
Timbers Enter Crucial Final Month
posted by the timberlog at 1:00 PM
The Portland Timbers
enter the final month of the regular A-league season knowing that they have to play their best soccer of the year
to make the playoffs. This weekend's slips leave the team 7 points behind Seattle
and 3 points behind Vancouver
, both currently occupying the 2 playoff places in the Pacific Division.
The Timbers play again on Sat August 9th
when they meet Seattle in a crucial battle at PGE Park
. Portland play the Sounders twice more, the very next night in Seattle and then at PGE Park again just over a week later. By the time the Timbers play again the Vancouver Whitecaps will have played 5 of their remaining 7 games
leaving the Timbers' players knowing exactly whet they have to do to continue their season into September. Stay tuned
for updates on the Timbers playoff hopes in the next few weeks.
[Oregonian on the Timbers Playoff Hopes
[Oregonian Calgary game report
[timberlog match report
Sunday, July 27, 2003
posted by the timberlog at 8:52 PM
The Timbers stumbled over the weekend
going into the last month of the regular A-League season, picking up only 1 out of a possible 6 points
. On Friday an overtime loss
in Minnesota 1-0 after Amos Magee
hit the winner in the 92nd minute and tonight a 1-1 draw against Calgary
at PGE Park.
Timbers keeper Josh Saunders
faced an onslaught of 21 shots on Friday
making 6 saves as Minnesota out-shot the Timbers 21-10. McKinley Tennyson
almost won the game in the final minute of regulation, but Minnesota goalkeeper Joe Warren
beat him to the ball, forcing overtime an the Timbers loss to the "golden goal".
the Timbers could only draw 1-1 with Team Calgary
who were coming off a 6-0 thrashing in Seattle on Saturday. The Timbers, who have played 3 games in the last 5 days
looked tired and Calgary took an early lead
on 7' when Ian Clarke found Nick Reyes
on the right side 35 yds out and his dipping shot
went in over Josh Saunders' head
in the Portland goal.
got his first goal of the year to even the scores in the 33rd minute, heading in Hugo Alcaraz' corner
. Despite outshooting Calgary 16-7
the Timbers could not score again, even with Fadi Afash coming on late
and looking sharp and the announced crowd of 4,261 had to watch the Timbers pick up only a single point
[full match report to follow]
Friday, July 25, 2003
posted by the timberlog at 11:50 AM
The Timbers continue their Central Division road-trip
tonight with a game against the Minnesota Thunder (10-0-6, 30 pts).
Portland (11-0-8, 33 pts) will be looking to increase their winning streak
to 5 games and to keep their second place spot in the Pacific Division, a spot which will assure them of an A-league playoff place
. The Thunder are coming to the end of a 8 game run at home which has seen them win only 3, but Minnesota are always one of the best organized teams
in the A-League and are not to be underestimated.
Tonight's game will be a real test of the improved Timbers
, Minnesota having handed them an embarrising 3-0 loss
at PGE Park earlier in the year, a game which is seen to have been the turning point
in Portland's fortunes this season.
On Sunday the Timbers return to PGE Park
to play Team Calgary
, kick-off at 5pm. Tickets start at $8 (cheaper if you get a Fred Meyer Family ticket) so get on down
to PGE Park to see the on-fire Timbers
Thursday, July 24, 2003
PGE Park 360 degree view
posted by the timberlog at 2:04 PM
Came upon this nice little 360 degree panorama of PGE Park
(there is one for the other 2003 WWC venues too) on the fifaworldcup site
Timbers Keep Winning: Cincinnati 1 - 2 Portland
More keg tosses
posted by the timberlog at 9:33 AM
and more mentions in Willamette Week articles
please as 2 players honored locally in the last week score for the Timbers away from home.
Portland made it 4 wins in a row
with a 2-1 win in Kentucky
last night, Jake Sagare
scoring his first goal in his 2 seasons with the team to break the overtime deadlock
had taken the lead in the 56th minute through Allen Eller
who converted a loose ball after a corner. The Timbers had to wait until the 80th minute for McKinley Tennyson
to equalize, heading Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar's corner
home from point-blank range. It was Tennyson's 10th goal
of the year and Hugo's 5th assist
The game entered overtime
and 10 minutes in Sagare hit the winning goal
from 18 yards to take Portland to within 5 points of Seattle
in the Pacific Division.
Wednesday, July 23, 2003
First a Gaddafi...Now a woman!!
posted by the timberlog at 10:25 AM
In a soccer story that's bound to get some (inter)national air-time
...if only in that "look at those crazy soccer-loving foreigners" type way, Italian side Perugia
(from that lovely Umbrian city of...well...Perugia, where if you visit you too
can feel that you are living in your very own Olive Oil/Pasta Sauce/Italian Wine commercial
...yes it's THAT beautiful!)...are looking for a female player to play alongside the men
in Serie A.
Club president Luciano Gaucci's
aim to make Perugia "...the first club on the planet
to play a woman with men in the first division." comes after his recent signing of Al-Saadi Gaddafi
, the 28-year-old son of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi
"I'd be astonished if anyone kicked up a fuss. Firstly because it's not forbidden in the rules, which only mention men playing in women's teams. Secondly women have the same rights as men, which should be respected on the football field as in all walks of life."
went on to warn anyone trying to stand in the way
of his signing..
"If that happens, women all over the world will revolt."
WWeek - Best Overseas Studies Program
posted by the timberlog at 10:12 AM
The Timbers, by now traditional (remember 2001's BEST MASCOT IN THE ENTIRE FREAKING WORLD: TIMBER JIM
), appearance in the "Best of" awards goes to Gavin Wilkinson
and Jake Sagare
The WWeek chose them for both having picked up valuable experience overseas
this year, Wilkinson was in New Zealand's squad
for the Confederations Cup in France recently and Sagare spent nine months in a "dingy" bed-and-breakfast in NE England while playing for Grimsby Town
The award below BEST STUPID NAMES FOR NEIGHBORHOODS THAT DON'T HAVE STUPID NAMES (YET)
tells me I still have some way to get my very own Beau-Wi
("Bowie"...Beaumont-Wilshire...geddit!) into common usage!!]
Wireless PGE Park
Oregonian article today
posted by the timberlog at 9:13 AM
about the kerfuffle
over free wireless internet
access available at PGE Park. Not really that it's available (not much they can do to stop it I imagine!), rather that the Portland Personal Telco Project's press release
implied that PGE Park's management
were involved in setting up the project.
Last week Todd Kimball's buisness, Moonlight Staffing
, began transmitting high-speed Internet access from its office across the street from PGE Park allowing up to 60 people with WiFi in the area to log on.
Back in March of this year in an Intel survey
Portland was named the top US city for wireless internet connectivity
and Portland's Personal Telco Project's website
lists over 180 "hotspots" where users can get free wireless access
The press release
in question doesn't seem to be present on the project's website, but the Moonlight Staffing node
is listed (sans PGE Park logo) along with another node
provided by "loebjack". This one does
use the PGE Park logo, but hasn't received the same attention
presumably beacuse it's set-up wasn't accompanied
by a press release.
Tuesday, July 22, 2003
Cincinnati v Portland Preview
posted by the timberlog at 1:34 PM
The Timbers start their Central Division road-trip
tomorrow night at Cincinnati
, taking on the Riverhawks at the Town & Country Sports Complex.
The Riverhawks (8-0-11, 24 pts.) will be looking for a win to leapfrog over Milwaukee and El Paso
in the Central, while the Timbers (10-0-8, 30 pts.) have a chance to narrow the gap
on Seattle and stretch their lead
The Timbers, who have won 8 of their last 10 games
need a couple of good results on the road (they play Minnesota on Friday) taking them into the final 8 A-league games
which include 3 against arch rival Seattle
Cincinnati have only won 4 out of their last 10
and the teams have split their 2 previous meetings, both in the 2002 season, with Cincinatti winning at home and the Timbers taking the game at PGE Park.
Both games can be heard by tuning your cats-whisker
to KKPZ AM-1330 or on OregonLive.com. 4 p.m.
(Pacific) for Wednesday's game or 5:30 p.m.
for Friday's match.
Wednesday's radio broadcast/webcast is now LIVE at 4pm
rather than the originally advertised delayed 7pm]
Monday, July 21, 2003
Brent Still Waiting to Join Dundee
posted by the timberlog at 1:03 PM
Former Timber's defender Brent Sancho
is still waiting on his visa appeal
which is due to be heard at the end of this week. Sancho drove from Baltimore to Raleigh, NC
to see Dundee’s draw against CD Marathon in the final game of the Scottish side's pre-season tour.
posted by the timberlog at 11:47 AM
A mention in the Oregonian
about the Ghanaian Women's team, the "Black Queens" and their Portland connection.
, the Black Queens striker, who you'll remember from numerous reports at the Portland Rain site
and the odd one here
, is a local player
and her father Simon will be acting as the team's liaison
while the team trains in Portland (for more than a month before the actual finals) and plays their Group D games first in Carson, CA and then at PGE Park.
Exciting for the Ghanaian population
in Oregon (estimated at about 100 (50 in Portland), so the Ghanaian mum at the Park
told me yesterday!)
A reminder that tickets for the PGE Park series went on sale to the general public
(or those who couldn't track down one of the myriad passwords for the pre-sale!) on Saturday. Ticketmaster now lists the seating
in a more logical way, simply North, South, East and West and prices still range from $75 to $305 for the 3 days (6 games in all)
After sneering reports
worldwide of the "12 fans and one American television reporter" who met the team at PDX on Saturday an estimated 10,000
(or 5,000 according to the Times report
) watched the team train at the Nike Campus on Sunday morning as a prelude to the Manchester United Premier Cup
final which has been going on all week at the Beaverton enclave.
Whatever your views on the "World's Most Famous Club" it was good to hear United legend Bobby Charlton
, who was present, say...
"You can't imagine how pleased I am to come to America and find an enthusiasm that wasn't there in my day," Charlton said with relish."
The Premier Cup is the world's top U-15 tournament
with teams from all over the globe competing.
The Brazilian side Corinthians beat FC Porto 2-1 to take the title, but unfortunatley for those looking for results and information from the (admittedly nice looking) associated website
updating was poor.
As someone on the tournament message board pointed out, Nike can pay millions for sports stars to wear their shoes, but seemed to stumble when it came to giving someone a handheld and getting up-to-the-minute scores and updates online
, a service the parents of the players all over the world whould have appreciated.
(More) Instability in Portland
More on the continuing worrying situation
in this Salt Lake Tribune article
about Metropolitan Sports.
More of the same about the owners of the Beavers and Timbers
holding out for a MLB bailout (IF) the Rose City gets a major league baseball
Metropolitan Sports LLC also has delayed finalizing a deal to reduce a debt with a teachers' pension fund, evidently hoping that Major League Baseball chooses Portland as the new home of the Montreal Expos.
If that happened, the Beavers would leave town and the Expos would have to pay them for the territorial rights, which could help reduce the pension-fund debt. In any case, the league is disturbed at having a team so financially encumbered.
"Triple-A baseball fully anticipates being in Portland in 2004, but even that is not fully assured," PCL commissioner Branch Rickey told the newspaper. "We are fully committed to addressing all the baseball-related debt, one way or the other, but we are not willing to have a negative attachment to any of our franchises of unpaid debt. We thought we'd have it solved well before this."
Thursday, July 17, 2003
Women's World Cup Draw
posted by the timberlog at 2:13 PM
The results of today's draw for the 2003 Women's World Cup
are in and keeping with tradition, YES there IS a "Group of Death"
. Nominated this time around as Group A
which contains the USA, Sweden, African Champions Nigeria and Asian Champions DPR Korea.
is made up of Norway, France, Brazil and Korea Republic
The four teams guaranteed to be seen at PGE Park for the Group D finals
on Sept 28th are China, Ghana, Australia and Russia.
The Group C (Germany, Canada, Japan, Argentina) v Group D quarterfinals
are on Oct 2nd and the semifinals
(which would be the only opportunity
to see the US team in Portland, provided they make it that far) are on Oct 5th.
...and finally a word about team nicknames
(which the timberlog will be covering "in depth" over the coming weeks leading up to the WWC 2003).
Let's look closer at the Group D
The timberlog's favorite so far HAS
to be Ghana's "Black Queens
" (destined to be my favorite team
I predict!), closely followed by the Matildas
, the Australian team (slightly spoiled by apparantly being officially
the "Qantas Matildas"!).
Of course for all you traditional Rose City dwellers
your pick will probably be the team from China, the "Steel Roses
Important Keg Toss Update
posted by the timberlog at 1:54 PM
and Brian Winters
will be wearing KILTS...yes KILTS
question!!) for their charity Keg Toss
this Friday (tomorrow) in Pioneer Courthouse Square at 12.30pm
] Of course McKinley won
the MacTarnahan's Keg Toss to help raise money for arts and athletics in Portland Public Schools with a 31-foot throw
Wednesday, July 16, 2003
Alvarez and Alcaraz-Cuellar make A-League Team of the Week
posted by the timberlog at 5:58 PM
The Timbers Byron Alvarez
and Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar
both made the USL's A-League team of the week
for week 13 for their performances in the games against El Paso and Milwaukee
Good News and Bad News
, who suffered an ankle sprain
after a tackle from Milwaukee's John Ball, could be back on July 23 at Cincinnati. Manuel Brasil
has not been in the Timbers squad and remains out indefinitely
after surgery to repair a torn meniscus
See some Timbers players around town
See McKinley Tennyson and Brian Winters
taking part in the MacTarnahan's Celebrity Keg Toss
at Pioneer Courthouse Square on Friday, July 18
at 12:30 p.m. where they will be...er...tossing kegs
! Local celebrities (it says here!) will compete to see how far they can hurl a 15.5-gallon keg in a fundraiser for Portland Public Schools.
If you miss that you might be able to catch "several Timbers" signing autographs at Nordstroms
on August 2. The event will take place during Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale at Washington Square Mall between 2-4 p.m.
Monday, July 14, 2003
Timbers Make it 3 in-a-row: Portland 4 - 3 Milwaukee
posted by the timberlog at 4:01 PM
The Timbers made it 3 wins in a row
and 8 wins in the last 10 games
with a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Wave United at PGE Park last night.
Two goals apiece from Byron Alvarez
(including the winner on 90' after Hugo Alcarez' shot had hit the post) and McKinley Tennyson
, beat Milwaukee who's squad included former Timber Greg Howes
. Milwaukee's John Ball
got his "marching orders" on 85' after his second yellow and Adam Wilson
suffered an injured ankle in the incident.
The Timbers outshot
the Wave United 19-9, hitting four shots off the posts or crossbar, the final score flattering
the Wave especially considering that their 3rd goal was a clear candidate for being disallowed after Josh Saunders was flattened
, the referee deciding that he was officiating in a WWF bout.
Friday, July 11, 2003
Timbers Win Again - Portland 3 - 2 El Paso
posted by the timberlog at 10:32 PM
Another solid Timbers performance
tonight at PGE Park against a difficult El Paso
side saw the home team pulling a 3-2 win from the bag with a 76 minute goal when Aaron Heinzen's shot
was deflected off McKinley Tennyson's leg past the patriots keeper Alexander.
The Timbers took the lead on 20' when Hugo Alcaraz scored a rare
(but deserved) goal after a good move down the left by Byron Alvarez
and a pull back to McKinley Tennyson
gave space to the Timbers' winger. Tennson's pass was slotted home past Alexander's right hand.
The Patriots hit back on 32' when the referee awarded a penalty
after Andrades' header hit Bryn Ritchie's hand
in the area. Andrades
' place kick beat Saunders
to level the scores. The Timbers went in at half time 2-1 up after Lee Morrison
had headed Alcaraz' corner in on 44'.
The patriots leveled the score again on 49' when Saunders was too slow
to clear Downing's back pass and allowed Andrades
to take the ball away from close in and score his second.
The Timbers had to wait until 76' to score the deserved winner
when Aaron Heinzen's shot
deflected off Tennyson's leg
past the El Paso keeper. 3-2 Timbers and another winning night at PGE Park
in front of an announced 4,959 crowd.
[full report to follow]
No rest for Timbers' Saunders this weekend
Oregonian article about Timbers keeper Josh Saunders
posted by the timberlog at 11:33 AM
who is making some kind of record attempt
by playing 3 games in 3 days and traveling over 1140 miles in the process.
Timberlog exclusive! Here is his itinerary:
7.05 pm Starts game for Portland against El Paso at PGE Park.
9.00 pm Game ends. Another clean sheet
10.00 pm Early to bed
for our boy Josh...
6.30am Alarm clock wakes Josh to another glorious
6.45 Shower and a healthy
breakfast of...oh...toast (lightly buttered), juice and coffee
7.00 Reads Oregonian report on last night's win...smiles sweetly
7.30 Leaves house for PDX...probably tri-met
...or maybe short-term parking?
8.00 Check-in at Alaska
8.15 Realizes breakfast was not enough and stops off at Good Dog-Bad Dog
on route to gate!
9.00 Boards plane to San Jose
9.05 Settles down with "Car Collector" Magazine. "Actually i'm a professional soccer player" to cute girl
11.00 Arrives San Jose
12.00 A light lunch...maybe pizza and a salad
2.00 Training session with the Earthquakes
5.00 Arrive at Spartan Stadium
6.15 Josh's pre-game ritual involving his well worn copy of "Lord of the Rings" and a poster of Liv Tyler
while listening to Aerosmith's "Crazy" on his walkman (OK, i'm just making this up now!)
7.00 pm KO Earthquakes v Rapids
9.00 pm Game ends with Josh having sat on bench all game apart from one moment when Jon Conway
went up for a cross and came down holding his index finger
10.00pm Out with "the lads", hears small voice in his head...sounds a bit like Bobby Howe
..."sorry Chris (Roner) love to stay for another, but i've got a big game
tomorrow back in Portland"!....Good boy!!
10.30 pm Bed
10.00 am back on Alaska flight to PDX. No cute girl this time just a sweaty "suit" on his way to a service call-out to a small-to-middling technology company in Beaverton.
1.00pm to PGE Park for pre-game pep talk
5.00 Timbers v Milwaukee starts.
7.00 The end of a hectic weekend
for the Timbers keeper.
Thursday, July 10, 2003
Next Game at PGE Park - Friday 11th
posted by the timberlog at 2:46 PM
will be visiting on Friday, KO at 7.05pm. Team Sheet here
. No Gavin Wilkinson
(red card suspension), still no Jimmy Conway
(a prize if you can find him in the stands by the way!!)
El Paso's trio of bad-boys
will miss their game in Seattle
rather than the game here in Portland so no help there
The last time El Paso were here
the Timbers scored SIX
so let's hope for more of the same tomorrow night.
Wednesday, July 09, 2003
Somoza Signs to Sounders
posted by the timberlog at 1:58 PM
The Seattle Sounders have announced
the signing of former Timbers midfielder Ben Somoza
Somoza was released
back in April and was later reported to have trained
with the Sounders. The former U of Washington
Huskie was a Timbers college draft pick
and started 10 games
(played in 12 more as a sub) and scored a single goal
for Portland in 2002.
posted by the timberlog at 11:37 AM
this turns into a "look at my kid, isn't she so daaaarrrling" kind of place (you have permission to shoot me
dear reader), but I have to point you to the report from last Thursday's game
which might have passed you by down there ↓
Yes, I have a new appreciation
for "Chainsaw" the monkey!
Tuesday, July 08, 2003
Draw for Women's World Cup Set for July 17th
posted by the timberlog at 5:11 PM
The draw for the 2003 Women's World Cup
will take place on Thursday July 17th, 11 am PT at The Home Depot Center
in Carson, Calif. The draw will place the 16 qualifying teams into 4 groups
are currently in the middle of a 2-game playoff to determine the final team
will host the Group D finals
on Sept 28th (as a double-header), the quarterfinals
between the top 2 teams of Groups C and D on Oct 2nd and the tournament semifinals
on Oct 5th.
Alvarez - Player of the Week
posted by the timberlog at 3:46 PM
Timbers striker Byron Alvarez
was named the A-League's Player of the Week
for Week 12 today, for his 3 goal in 20 minute flurry
against the vancouver Whitecaps last Thursday. This is only the second time
a Timbers player has won the award. McKinley Tennyson
was also honored following his 4 goals in a 2002 game against El Paso.
In other news keeper Josh Saunders will rejoin the San Jose Earthquakes
for their game Saturday against Colorado. There has been no concrete news so far
as to whether Josh will miss any Timbers games while covering for the Earthquakes' Pat Onstad
who is on Gold Cup duty for Canada
. (The Gold Cup runs from July 12th to July 27th)
Monday, July 07, 2003
Sancho's Dundee Deal Hits Snag
posted by the timberlog at 12:42 PM
Former Timber Brent Sancho
could miss out on his planned move to Scottish Premier League club Dundee
after the clubs boss Jim Duffy discovered that he fell short of the required number of international caps
. British work permits are only granted to players who have played in at least 75 per cent
of their country's competitive “A” team matches and the country of the applicant must also be ranked 70th or higher
Sancho has played in only five of 13 competitive international matches
in the stipulated two-year period prior to the application.
Dundee boss Duffy has been quoted as saying that he will try to reverse the decision
on appeal IF Sancho is rejected.
"There might be an opportunity if we can convince the Home Office that Brent is going to add something to our team and not just come here to take someone else's job away."
Brent's appeal to the British Department of Employment goes ahead today.
"It's just a matter of having the appeal go positively and then the permit will be granted,"
Sancho said on the weekend from Washington where he will remain before linking up with the Dundee team for their preseason campaign in North Carolina.
10 Questions (+1) with Fadi Afash
posted by the timberlog at 12:11 PM
Fadi, Fadi, Fadi !!!!
Find the secrets of Fadi's pre-game ritual
Find out where Fadi likes to eat
All this and more
10 Questions (+1) with the Timbers' Fadi Afash
for your reading pleasure.
Post 4th of July Round-Up
posted by the timberlog at 10:59 AM
after the 4th...hope everyone had a good'un.
Former Timber Jake Vaughn has signed a 13-day contract
with the Rochester Rhinos
. He was on the bench for the Rhinos' game at Toronto on Sunday.
Watch out for an incoming Fadi Afash 10-Questions
...and maybe a full(er) match report from last Thursday...maybe.
Thursday, July 03, 2003
Timbers 3 - 0 Whitecaps
posted by the timberlog at 10:24 PM
in the last 17 minutes by "play for nothing" striker and local hero Byron Alvarez
stunned the Vancouver Whitecaps in front of a loud thirsty thursday crowd at PGE Park tonight.
The Timbers, so often falling to the bogey team from the north, held their own and had their early chances in the first half, soaked up pressure in the second before Alvarez replaced Afash on 58'.
Winters thru ball on 72' set the speedy Alvarez
in on Franks to make it 1-0 Timbers. The Beaverton-Bulldog's shirt coming over his head as he wheeled away
towards the beer garden.
On 81' it was Alvarez again and on 90' it was Byron again at the far post to knock in Alcaraz's corner
, the shirt off again and the run the length of the field to jump into Josh Saunders' arms
timberlog match report
Portland v Vancouver
posted by the timberlog at 11:37 AM
Tonight's game still sees Timbers assistant coach Jimmy Conway
missing from the bench after his 6 game suspension for what was officially listed as a "Referee Assault". Gavin Wilkinson
will sit out the 7/11 game against El Paso after his red card in the Calagry game. Adam Wilson's sore achilles
tendon may be on the mend...we'll believe he exists when we see him!
and Bryn Ritchie
are both a single heavy tackle
away from a 1-game suspension for yellow card points accumulation.
Rumblings from San Jose Earthquakes' fans after Pat Onsted
called up for Canada's Gold Cup squad. They want Josh Saunders
back to cover in mid July....but they can't have him!!!!! Ha!
A whole lot of shouting going on!
posted by the timberlog at 11:27 AM
"I've never seen Bobby more animated or passionate in my three years here. No one who has ever been on a Timbers roster has been as disgraced as they were that game"
Jim Taylor on the aftermath of the May 27th 0 - 3 loss to Minnesota
Catch up time
posted by the timberlog at 11:25 AM
...always catch up time
here at timberlog-acres but here goes:
Kick 'em in the Balls
Portland Mercury bit about the Shed
The Byron Alvarez "travesty".
Timbers forward plays for free due to INS/DHS decision denying P-1 visas to A-League players
Debts may send Beavers (and Timbers) packing
"Metropolitan Sports hasn't paid the city a cent for rent and fees since April 2002 and will owe more than $1.5 million if it misses a payment deadline Monday."
Timbers 1 - 0 Calgary
Calgary 0 - 2 Timbers
Vancouver 1 - 0 Timbers
Wednesday, July 02, 2003
Women's World Cup Tickets On Sale
posted by the timberlog at 12:27 PM
Tickets for the Women's World Cup
games to be held at PGE Park
went on sale today. Tickets can be purchased through www.fifaworldcup.com
and range from $75 to $305. The tickets are packages for games on all 3 dates
- Sept 28th, Oct 2nd and Oct 5th.
PGE Park will have temporary bleachers
on the south, east and west sides (in what is normally the Widmer Beer garden) in addition to the normal 100-level and 200-level seating.
Ticket prices are:
200 level stadium seating $75, $107, $149
Southend Bleachers $75
East Bleachers $149, $205, $305
West Bleachers $205, $305
100 level stadium seating $75,$107, $149, $205, $305
Tuesday, July 01, 2003
Timbers Release Spiteri
posted by the timberlog at 5:01 PM
The Portland Timbers
have released keeper Curtis Spiteri
from his contract. The former Pilot started all but 2 games for the Timbers before leaving on a trial
at Karlsruher S.C.
of the German Second Division.
"The timing of Spiteri's trial in Germany couldn't have come at worse time," said Timbers G.M. Jim Taylor. "A good number of player contracts become guaranteed effective July 1 through the remainder of the season and we weren't in a position to carry three 'keepers. We certainly appreciate his contributions this year and hope that things will work out for him in Germany."
In other news forward Byron Alvarez
and goalkeeper Josh Saunders
were named to the A-League Team of the Week for their accomplishments in two matches vs. the Calgary Storm in Week 11.