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Thursday, June 30, 2005

And then there were two!

Turns out that Timbers defender Gavin Wilkinson has been suffering from lower back pain for the last 3 weeks, asked to be pulled from the Rochester game and was hospitalized last week...and obviously won't play tonight! [Get well soon Gav]

According to this morning's O article...

General manager Jim Taylor is busy trying to obtain a defender on loan from either a Major League Soccer team or the Premier Development League, or sign a free agent. But in the meantime, others -- such as midfielders Edwin Miranda and Aaran Lines -- will be pressed into defensive roles.

...and there I was, going to make a joke about Jim Taylor heading up to Nike and trying to trick Steve Cherundolo or Eddie Pope into signing for Portland

"Hey guys...could I get your autographs...for my young'un...[hands them suspiciously folded piece of paper]...thanks...[evil chuckle]...see you tonight boys!"

Turns out that our Samba couldn't quite beat the Sounders thanks to 60th minute sub Brent Whitfield who scored 2 and assisted on Seattle's third as they came from behind to win 3-1 in Seattle, Renton, Tacoma, Tukwila [delete as applicable].

Turns out that Samba defender Tommy Hernandez tried out for the Timbers so at least he won't be back to reap his revenge...we can leave that up to Somoza, Gregor and Sagare now!

[Note: Nice to see Burpo get a yellow last night for "kicking the ball into the stands before a Salinas Valley free kick"! Claaaaassssy]

posted by the timberlog at 8:52 AM



Wednesday, June 29, 2005

GO Samba!

...and to get everyone in the mood to celebrate a Salinas Valley Samba win tonight in Seattle Tukwila [adopts best DJ voice] heeeeerrrreeessss the Sambatastic sounds of Jorge Ben!

Jorge Ben - Ponta de Lanca Africano (Umbabarauma)

posted by the timberlog at 2:09 PM



Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Timbers v Montreal this Thursday

The Montreal Impact stroll into town this Thursday (PGE Park, KO 7pm) as the only unbeaten team in the USL First Division (5-0-4).
Still no word on any new signings/loans in the wake of the Heinzen/S. Saunders releases.

Keep your eyes peeled on Thursday as the US Mens National Team are in town training at Nike ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup and I wouldn't be surprised to see some familiar faces here and there.

posted by the timberlog at 9:00 AM



Monday, June 27, 2005

PGE Park Smackdown....

...and to my left we have "Ax to the Road" and to my right we have the upstart challenger "Beavers Clubhouse".

Request: Blind items please, along the lines of:

"...onlookers were stunned as ***** ******* took the **** by it's ears and ****** *** **** while **** *********'s wheelchair sped down SW Salmon. The 2 will appear in front of a Multnomah County judge in the morning."

posted by the timberlog at 9:08 PM



Spoken Dream

"Why do crimes of days past haunt my soul?
I wake in a cold sweat from visions roaring through my mind".

...more from Scot Thompson. Spoken Dream.

posted by the timberlog at 11:13 AM



Friday, June 24, 2005

Abe Alizadeh Profile

A profile of the owner who grew up in a culture steeped in the game.

"In Iran, your alley is your soccer field. Put a couple of stones on either end, or your shoes as goal posts, that's your soccer."

...and comments on this week's player movement.

"I don't think the defense has been very good. Obviously, there's been a lot of problems." Aaron Heinzen.

posted by the timberlog at 9:55 AM



Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Heinzen and S. Saunders Released

In one of those seemingly seasonal shock release statements the Timbers have announced that Aaron Heinzen and Shawn Saunders have been released by the club.

The Timbers roster now stands at 18 players ahead of their next game at PGE Park on June 30th against Montreal.

posted by the timberlog at 11:32 AM



Monday, June 20, 2005

2005 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

The Timbers 3rd round game will be played at PGE Park on Tues July 12th against either the Seattle Sounders or the Salinas Valley Samba (who play on June 29th).

The Timbers earned a bye in the first two rounds of the tournament after finishing 2004 as the A-League regular-season champions.

Personally I'd like to see the Samba rather than yet another game against the Sounders (familiarity has certainly bred contempt)

posted by the timberlog at 5:03 PM



It's difficult coming back after a trip away from timberlog-towers with little good news to update...feel like selectively erasing my memory and skipping right forward to next week's game against Montreal.

Anyway, here are the main points again...

...at times like these we need more poetry (on the field as well please Timbers!) so look out for more Scot Thompson material later in the week.

{pulls head below parapet...hunkers down}

posted by the timberlog at 10:40 AM



Wednesday, June 08, 2005

...and we keep on learning...

...the Timbers fail to score for the first time this season and go down 2-0 in Puerto Rico.

...Andy Mac's blog has a permanent home and will hopefully keep bringing us inside info from the Timbers camp (like Aaran Lines picked up a shoulder injury in Puerto Rico...ouch! and Sam Reynolds is an expert in cheerleading!).

...despite a torrid road-trip the Timbers are still third overall in the USL 1st division.

...talktimbers very own mole inside the Oregonian tells the world that Dennis Peck will be leaving his job as Sports Editor after the NBA draft (and can it really be true that the Music Editor for the very same paper got fired for writing the full name of the band [and timberlog fave] Jackie-O-Motherfucker??!!)

next game in Vancouver BC on Friday, a place where the Timbers find it notoriously hard to get any points.

posted by the timberlog at 8:08 PM



Monday, June 06, 2005

We have learned...

So what have we learned over the past few days?

The headlines "Rochester: Portland of the East?" can be rolled away and put back in the dusty box under the bed (Rochester 3 - 1 Portland)

Toronto are still winless (Toronto 0 - 1 Portland)

Dizzy has 2 goals from 2 penalties.

Andy MacNamara's blog continues to entertain, and together with Flickr-ized pictures from the trip and Allison's ongoing reports the road-trip seems to be heading for the most interweb covered in the history of US Sports...or something.

Tonight: Portland at Puerto Rico KO 5pm (pacific)

posted by the timberlog at 10:34 AM



Friday, June 03, 2005

Allison's Road-Trip

...and here is Allison's road-trip diary!

posted by the timberlog at 3:17 PM



Andy Mac Blog

The man Andy McNamara is blogging from the road/air/press box on the Timbers road-trip!

posted by the timberlog at 1:34 PM



Thursday, June 02, 2005

The Right-Back Bard

As the Timbers get ready for their Rochester, Toronto, Puerto Rico road-trip, back in the Rose City the Scot Thompson Anthology continues...

Today:
Right of Passage

[more to come]

posted by the timberlog at 3:50 PM



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