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09 May 3:41 pm

 Photo: Miranda Chrislocke

Next Tuesday, May 15, presents a unique double-header event for Timbers fans.

The Portland Timbers of MLS travel to Houston to take on the Dynamo in the first evening home game at BBVA Compass Stadium at 5:30pm PT on ROOT SPORTS / 750 AM The Game. Also on the same day, The Timbers U-23s of the PDL begin their U.S. Open Cup campaign hosting the USASA's PSA Elite at 7:30pm PT.

You may be asking yourself, how can I--devoted Timbers fan that I am--watch them all in the same place?

JELD-WEN Field has you covered in four simple steps:

Step 1.  Get yourself a ticket to the Timbers U-23s match for Tuesday. Tickets for U-23s are only $7 bucks general admission and can be purchased at the JELD-WEN Field box office or via Ticketmaster.
Step 2.  Come to JELD-WEN Field on Tuesday beginning at 5:15pm with beer specials and $7 hotdog/soda combos available.
Step 3.  Watch the Timbers-Dynamo match on the big BIG screen in the House of Pain that starts at 5:30pm.
Step 4.  Stick around for the Timbers U-23s U.S. Open clash following the MLS match that kicks off at 7:30pm. 

What are you waiting for? It's a simple four-step process. See you on Tuesday.

Got a story, tip, soccer tidbit to share? Send it in to thebackcut (at) portlandtimbers.com.

01 May 8:52 am

 

 Roy Hodgson at JELD-WEN Field, July 2012
Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

After months of speculation that Harry Redknapp of Tottenham Hotspur was going to take on the national team job for England, the English FA announced today that former West Bromwich Albion, Liverpool, and Fulham manager Roy Hodgson will take over the post.

Hodgson is no stranger to Portland. Last summer he led West Brom to Oregon for an international friendly against the Timbers. In a thrilling back and forth match, West Brom pulled out a 3-2 win on a 91'+ wondergoal by Gabriel Tamas that Hodgson called, "once in a blue moon."

Now Hodgson finds himself at the reins of England and heading into the 2012 European Championships this summer. How do you think he'll do?

Got a story, tip, soccer tidbit to share? Send it in to thebackcut@portlandtimbers.com.

30 April 9:04 am

The Backcut. 

In logging terms, it's the last of the cuts needed to fell a tree. As an experienced logger would tell you, it's a key element to make for a clean cut.

For us, it's the beginning of a new blog that sits at the intersection of Timbers, soccer, and culture. We'll talk about Timbers news, sure, but we'll also talk about great soccer books you can't do without, important soccer results from a local area match, random soccer tales from around the world, films, music, tidbits, and more. At least, that's the plan.

Join us as we go on this journey deep into the various nooks and crannies of this grand game we call football. Or soccer. Take your pick.