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Monday, January 31, 2005

Sunderland to Play at PGE Park rumor

Rumors that Sunderland AFC will be playing an exhibition game against the Portland Timbers at PGE Park continue to surface. The latest has Sat July 23rd as the date of the possible game and despite the lack of any official confirmation the rumors seem to come from reliable sources.

The Black Cats currently lie in 3rd place in the Championship, with 16 games remaining to win promotion back into the EPL.

Stay tuned for more (wild rumor or solid confirmation) on this exciting news.

posted by the timberlog at 1:10 PM

Friday, January 28, 2005

Timbers Re-Sign Scot Thompson

The Timbers have announced the re-signing of defender Scot Thompson on a 2-year contract.

Thompson, 23, started in 12 of 13 games played with the Timbers in 2004 after being loaned to Portland from the Los Angeles Galaxy of MLS at midseason.

"I loved every part of playing in Portland," Thompson said. "The fans are amazing, the city is perfect and Bobby (Howe) is a great coach who gives me the freedom to do what I do best. When I went back to the (Los Angeles) Galaxy last year, I always thought of returning to the Timbers."

posted by the timberlog at 1:19 PM

Notes from the Tribune

A couple of quick notes from today's Tribune...

To celebrate the Timbers' 30th anniversary they will launch a series of six to eight four-day youth soccer camps, welcome back mascot Timber Jim and return most of the players from last year's team.

"Our first priority is solidifying the defense, and the second priority is finding a replacement for (forward) Alan Gordon," says General Manager Jim Taylor.

Taylor also notes that "One, but not both, of last year's two goalies, Josh Saunders or Bayard Elfvin, is likely to be back"

posted by the timberlog at 11:55 AM

Monday, January 24, 2005

Timbers Announce Pre-Season game

The Portland Timbers will face the Seattle Sounders at PGE Park for a "pre-season friendly" on Sat April 9th at PGE Park.

Individual tickets will begin at $10 (!!!) , with a number of group discounts available. Tickets will go on sale along with regular-season matches in late March.

posted by the timberlog at 4:10 PM

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Serial Dater!

The Portland Timbers/Beavers relationship saga is about to take another turn according to the W. Week. Even before they say "sayonara" to current beau Art Savage, the serial dating teams are saying a big hello to Hilary Drammis PhD, current owner af the Salt Lake Stingers!

I don't know. These young teams of today....never in my day...etc etc!

posted by the timberlog at 9:08 AM

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Timbers Draft Picks Announced

The Portland Timbers have selected forward Justin Cook from Ohio State University and goalkeeper Dan Kennedy of UC-Santa Barbara with their two picks in the 2005 USL First Division College Player Draft. Both players were present at last week's 2005 MLS Player Combine.

Cook was the 2004 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, amassing a team-high 30 points (12g, 6a) during his senior season with the Buckeyes. Cook also played four seasons for the Central Florida Kraze of USL's Premiere Development League and one season for the PDL's Columbus Stars.

Cook's former assistant coach at Ohio, Brian Johnson, was recently named as an assistant coach for the new MLS team Real Salt Lake.

Kennedy, 22, was named the Big West Conference's Goalkeeper of the Year for the second consecutive season after allowing just 13 goals in 23 matches at UCSB this past season, posting a 0.55 goals-against average while collecting 84 saves.

The Gauchos made their first three NCAA tournament appearances (2002-2004) in school history with Kennedy in goal, including a trip to the 2004 College Cup, where UCSB fell 3-2 on penalty kicks to Indiana.

A former college teammate of Portland midfielder Memo Arzate, the Yorba Linda, Calif., native played for the PDL's Orange County Blue Stars in 2003 and 2004.

posted by the timberlog at 3:18 PM

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Timbers 2005 Opening Game (?) Announced

The Toronto Lynx announced their 2005 schedule this morning with the news that their opening game would be a trip to PGE Park to play the Timbers on Saturday April 23rd.

The Timbers own schedule can't be far behind, but this game is almost certainly the Timbers' 2005 opener too.

Latest: The complete Timbers 2005 schedule has been posted at soccercityUSA.

posted by the timberlog at 9:22 AM

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Timbers 2005 TV Schedule Released

The Portland Timbers will be featured twice on Fox Sports World in the upcoming 2005 USL First Division season.

The cameras will be in place at Qwest Field on Fri July 8 when Portland play Seattle and then at PGE Park on Fri August 5 when the Timbers play Minnesota.

Fox Sports World is available locally on Comcast Digital Cable channel 401 and also via DirecTV.

The full Timbers 2005 schedule should be out soonish...be on the lookout for a start around the 4th weekend in April.

posted by the timberlog at 2:05 PM

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