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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The Heart (and Soul) of US Soccer

The result* was probably the least important part of Saturday's exhibition against Sunderland at PGE Park (as we've said before, it's about the antithesis of the S**ttle Pitch's "What matters most is what happens on the pitch" byline!)

Saturday was not just another piece in the growing puzzle that is the Portland Timbers, but a chance to show off on the international stage...and the Rose City did that to the nth degree.

An announced crowd of 15,376 the largest crowd in 5 seasons, the respect of the visiting Sunderland fans and yet more proof that Portland is (at) the heart of US soccer.

Don't take my word for it...just visit talktimbers.com and revel in thread after thread of loveliness!

[*just for the record it ended nil-nil]

Next up the San Jose Earthquakes in the US Open Cup on Wed Aug 3rd. Tickets still available. Much niceness to come.

...and as the Timbers prepare for that game, reinforcements are on the horizon as Kevin Goldthwaite and Guillermo Gonzalez are due in Portland by the end of the week on loan from the Earthquakes for the rest of the season.

posted by the timberlog at 9:44 AM



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