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25 October 10:13 am

As part of our inaugural group of ticket holders, Caron and Quentin won the chance to have a VIP experience for the Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake match on October 19th, including KeyBank Club seats, and a chance to visit with Timber Joey on the field!

We asked Caron a few questions after the match.

What was your first memory of/first match supporting the Timbers?

Taking my Godsons to see their first football match about 5 years ago and sitting with the Timbers Army :)

What was your favorite moment of the match tonight?

Walking through the door and being treated like royalty, then finding out we were sitting next to an old friend, AND near to the people we sit next to all season, who were in the KeyBank Club too that night!!! 

Who would you nominate as Player of the Match?  

Ricketts- love that clean sheet record. 

What is your prediction for the next match – Timbers versus Chivas USA?

3:1 win. Everyone else loses and we win the Supporters Shield :)))))

This is a great way to give back to the Axe Society members. Hopefully everyone will get to be part of it over the coming seasons. It doesn't change my mind about where we have our current season tickets but it was fun seeing how the other half live:) A wonderful way to end the season. Thank you very much. 

Thank you Caron and Quentin and congratulations again!

And of course, thanks to all our Axe Society members for their wonderful support this season!

24 October 1:22 pm

Join the MLSWORKS Soccer Kicks Cancer Movember 2013 campaign by growing a moustache and raising awareness for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives as well as mental health.

You can register to be a part of the Portland Timbers Movember squad! Click on the ‘join’ button under the team image and follow the simple Movember registration process. Participants should join before November 1, 2013. Be sure to show your progress by posting motastic pictures to your profile.

November is only a few weeks away, so start planning your Movember moustaches now!

To learn more about MLS WORKS and the Movember initiative, click here

17 October 3:26 pm

As the regular season draws to a close, two more Spread the Love recipients were given the opportunity to experience a Timbers game at JELD-WEN Field.

Meet Marlynn:
Marlynn Schotland and her family were the recipients of the Spread the Love welcome packet for the September 29th game vs. the LA Galaxy. Pat Brown, who works at ROOT Sports directing Timbers telecasts, nominated Marlynn. Pat worked with both Marlynn and her husband several years ago at a local television station.

Marlynn says she and her family were thrilled to receive their welcome packet.

“We feel very, very lucky to have received this awesome packet of goodies, on top of the tickets,” said Marlynn. “The scarves are great and we can wear them all the time this winter.”

Marlynn was most excited to share the experience with her children.

“Our daughter just started playing youth soccer,” she explained, “and we were excited for her to see the pros play in person.”

The best part, according to Marlynn?

“The goal by [Maximiliano] Urruti! That was awesome! The energy was also amazing -- we were seated next to some die-hard Timbers fans who were so nice and made the game even more fun.”

Meet Víctor:
Víctor Barreda Pazos and his family received a Spread the Love welcome packet from Karen Willoughby, Director of Coaching at Hollywood Soccer Club. Karen coaches Victor’s three-year-old son. Víctor recently moved to Portland from Spain and had yet to experience a Timbers game.

“I used to attend Villarreal CF games,” said Víctor. “Even when it was in the Champions league. I was curious how it was here in the USA.”

Víctor says he was very excited and grateful when he received his welcome packet. It was the first soccer game he was able to attend with his son. The Pazos family attended the Timbers match on October 19th, a heated 1-0 win over rival Seattle.

Víctor says his favorite part of the game was the very end.

“The end of it when everybody was singing and enjoying the victory,” he said, “without a rush to going back home.”

17 October 11:05 am

The final regular-season home game for the Portland Timbers also means one last opportunity for Timbers fans to enjoy one of Portland’s finest food carts at JELD-WEN Field. Once again, the Timbers welcome back Portland Timbers Food Cart Alliance member 808 Grinds.

Childhood friends Kevin Scofield and Jensen Kip started 808 Grinds in September 2010. The Maui-raised duo brought their Hawaiian lunch creations to SW 9th and Washington in downtown Portland, and it was so popular that they were among the first food carts voted in by Facebook fans to be part of the PTFCA.

808 Grinds will be serving their Hawaiian combo plates at the Soccer City Grill located above Section 93 when the Portland Timbers host Real Salt Lake on Saturday at 7:30 PM PT (ROOT SPORTS, 750 AM The Game).

16 October 2:30 pm

 

As part of our inaugural group of ticket holders, Erik and his sons won the chance to have a VIP experience for the Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders match on October 13th, including KeyBank Club seats, and a chance to visit with Timber Joey on the field!

We asked Erik a few questions after the match.

What was your first memory of/first match supporting the Timbers?

My first memory of the Timbers would be back in the early 80's when Rod Stewart played on a team out of LA I think.  

What was your favorite moment of the match tonight?

The Goal.

Who would you nominate as Player of the Match?  

Ricketts.  I think I have seen better games but a clean sheet is what it took for the 3 points.

What is your prediction for the next match, Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake?

 

A win by Portland. Always predict the win.

The Axe experience was AWESOME!!! Felt like I was flying first class.  Thank you so much for the whole experience.  

Congratulations again to Erik, Cole and Wyatt, and thank you for your support!

If you are an Axe Society member and would like to enter to win the title of Member of the Match, please register here.

12 October 4:03 pm

Winning Instagram from September by @anomalily

Tomorrow's huge rivalry match against the Seattle Sounders (6pm; ESPN, 750 The Game / La Pantera 940) marks the final Stumptown Coffee Rosters Morning Ritual contest. All you need to do is show us pictures on Instagram of you getting ready for the big game with the hashtag #scrtimbers.

One random fan will be selected each month to win a prize pack from Stumptown and the Timbers that includes:

  • One (1) Signed Timbers Jersey
  • One (1) 12oz bag of Kenya Gaturiri Coffee
  • Two (2) Stumptown Coffee Roaster Mugs
  • One (1) Stumptown Branded Red Rooster Hand Mill Grinder

So get those cameras clicking and show us your morning ritual.

Full contest rules and details.

10 October 3:28 pm

Not only are Thorns FC players champions on the field, they strive to create and build champions within the community. The Rose City Readers program was implemented to do just that -- make third graders at the “I Have A Dream” Foundation Dreamer School Alder Elementary, champions in reading.

Thorns FC players will attend third grade classrooms on a monthly basis reading books to students focusing on the importance of physical education, health and other central topics.


Photo by Liz Wade

On October 9, Rachel Buehler and Meleana Shim browsed the library at Alder Elementary looking for books to read to students. “I want to read them Polar Express!” Shim commented. After 15 minutes of searching, it was time to read to the first class. There was a buzz of whispers and smiles between the classrooms when Buehler and Shim were first spotted. When introduced as professional women soccer players, jaws dropped and questions sprung from their mouths. They ranged from who their favorite soccer player was to what their favorite food was. Sticking to the theme of eating healthy, Buehler answered vegetables while Shim answered with mangos.

In the first classroom, Buehler and Shim read “Surfer Chick” by Kristey Dempsey, which focused on the importance of a positive attitude, practice makes perfect and never giving up. For the second group of third graders, they read “Dear Mrs. Lurue: Letters From Detention School” by Mark Teague, which centered on looking at all points of view in every situation. During the last session, students had the chance to read to Buehler and Shim in a one-on-one environment.


Photo by Liz Wade

Focusing on reading proficiency in the third grade is a critical step toward increasing the number of students who succeed academically and ultimately in life. During the third grade, students are transitioning from learning to read, using basic knowledge of the alphabet, to reading to learn. The Rose City Readers program inspires youth in the classroom by harnessing the power of sport and mentorship to magnify the importance of reading. The Thorns FC players have a unique ability to motivate students to improve their reading skills and increase their passion for education.

Shyvonne Williams, the “I Have A Dream” Foundation Alder Program Manager, was excited about the program. “We are so pleased ‘Stand Together’ thought of Alder. It went amazing today and we cannot wait to have the players back next month!”

 

10 October 3:07 pm

That’s right. Add brewmaster to the list of Caleb Porter’s many talents. The Portland Timbers head coach recently teamed up with Widmer Brothers Brewing Company to come up with their newest creation – Big Hearts and Brass Balls, A Caleb Porter.

Porter visited the Widmer Brothers pilot brewery at the Moda Center in late August to help brew this special recipe with Widmer Brothers brewer and longtime Timbers fan Ben Dobler: a smooth Porter brewed with roasted malts and naked oats that offers roast, subtle chocolate character, and a velvety mouthfeel. This highly drinkable beer is ready just in time for the heated Cascadia Cup rivalry match against the Seattle Sounders on Sunday, October 13th, and for the MLS Cup playoff push to close the 2013 regular season.

The name of the beer comes from a statement Porter made following the Timbers victory over FC Dallas in June.

“…they [the Timbers] continued to show me that they have big hearts and brass balls, because they know how to get it done when the game is on the line. That’s the mark of a good team.”

The beer will be available in limited release. There will be nine total kegs at JELD-WEN Field during the Timbers vs. Sounders game on October 13th – one on the Widmer Brothers Southern Front and eight at two beer portables (near section 101 and 110) behind the Timbers Army.

Additionally, the porter will be served at the following bars starting on 10/13:

  • Kingston
  • Kells 21
  • Thirsty Lion
  • Cheerful Bullpen
  • Gigantic Brewing

Get it while it lasts! Once it's gone, it's gone.

 

08 October 5:46 pm

Tickets to Timbers vs. Sounders games are very hard to come by, especially when both teams are headed for playoff appearances. This week, Timbers fans have two opportunities to win tickets to this Sunday’s highly anticipated rivalry match.

#BeatSeattle Contest
The rivalry between Portland and Seattle has a rich history, and fans love reminiscing about their favorite rivalry moments. The Portland Timbers want you to describe your favorite moment from a Timbers vs. Sounders game.

Share your favorite Portland/Seattle moment on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #BeatSeattle (photos are encouraged). One winner will be chosen at random on Friday, October 11th at 5 PM PT to receive a VIP package for the Timbers vs. Sounders game on October 13th, including:

  • one (1) Timbers jersey
  • two (2) tickets to the Timbers vs. Sounders match on October 13

  • two (2) VIP passes to the pregame reception on the field

official rules

shop.portlandtimbers.com Ticket Contest
Now through 11:59 PM PST on Thursday, October 10th, any online order at shop.portlandtimbers.com is entered to win two (2) tickets to the Timbers vs. Sounders match on October 13th. Fans can also enter to win by signing up for the Timbers shop mailing list (no purchase necessary).

Additionally, any order of $75 or more placed before 11:59 PM PST on October 13th will receive free ground shipping. 

official rules

 

03 October 4:28 pm


Photo courtesy of Akron Zips

University of Portland Pilots
The men earned split results over the weekend, starting with a 1-0 loss to Denver on Friday. The Pilots bounced back on Sunday with a 3-0 rout of SMU, including a goal from Timbers U-23 forward Jaime Velasco. Portland begins West Coast Conference play on Friday at San Francisco and Sunday at Saint Mary’s.

The women extended their winning streak to five games after a pair of wins over the weekend. A pair of goals and an assist from senior Amanda Frisbie handed the Pilots a 4-2 over Wyoming on Friday. On Sunday it was Micaela Capelle who had two goals as the Pilots beat Washington 3-0. The 8-1-1 Pilots open conference play at Pacific on Friday.

University of Oregon Ducks
The Ducks women played their third consecutive double overtime match in a scoreless draw with undefeated Washington State last Thursday. Oregon has only allowed one goal in the past three games. The Ducks, which went 0-5-0 on the road last season, continue Pac-12 play at Utah on Friday and Colorado on Sunday.

Oregon State University Beavers
The men improved to 7-2-0 on the season after defeating Northwest Christian 5-0 in their final nonconference game of 2013. Four goals came in the second half, despite difficult weather conditions. The Beavers open Pac-12 play on Thursday night at No. 2 California.

The women battled to 1-1 overtime draw with Washington on Friday in Corvallis. The 2-6-2 Beavers hit the road for games against Colorado on Friday and Utah on Sunday.

Portland State Vikings
Portland State women's team started Big Sky Conference play with two wins over the weekend. The Vikings took down Northern Colorado 3-1 on Friday and then held North Dakota to just 2 shots in a 1-0 win on Sunday. Holding a four-game unbeaten streak, the Vikings hit the road for a Friday showdown with Eastern Washington and Sunday match against Montana.

University of Akron Zips
Timbers U-23 midfielder Reinaldo Brenes scored an early goal for the Zips that turned out to be the game winner in a 1-0 result at West Virginia. Brenes now has four goals on the season, including two in conference play.