Matchday

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!

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.

19 September 10:17 am

Winning Instagram from August by @marshmueller

A Friday night match means an unusual, weekday opportunity to win the Stumptown Coffee Roasters Instagram contest.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters want to know what your ritual is. Will you wear your Timbers jersey to work? Are you going to drink your morning Stumptown from your Timbers coffee mug? Are you going to call in sick to get to JELD-WEN Field early?

Throughout the 2013 season, the Portland Timbers and Stumptown Coffee Roasters are asking fans to share their pre-game rituals for the first home match of every month. All you have to do is Instagram a shot of your morning pregame ritual and share it 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

Last month, @marshmueller won the Stumptown & Timbers prize pack for this Instagram of her son and his handmade Cascadia cape. For full contest rules, click here.

23 August 2:53 pm

As part of our inaugural group of ticket holders, Dan and Teresa won the chance to have a VIP experience for the Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake match on August 21st, including KeyBank Club seats, and a chance to visit with Timber Joey on the field!

We asked Dan a few questions after the match.

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

It was a USL game when you could go down to the beer garden on the field to get beer and watch the game. Gavin Wilkinson was playing as the toughest defender on the field and I thought it was great to be so close and to see great soccer like I was on the field with them. The ball would even fly in to knock over a beer or table once in a while.

What was your favorite moment of the match tonight?

When Kalif Alhassan scored in the 86th minute! We thought we would win for sure but the 6 minutes of extra time was enough for RSL to score a heartbreaking to tie which was of course, the least favorite moment.

Who would you nominate as Player of the Match?  

Diego Valeri for his assist, penalty kick and all-around excellent play in the midfield.

What is your prediction for the next match – Timbers versus Seattle Sounders?
 
It will be a difficult game because Seattle is scratching and scraping for points to climb up the table. The Timbers will be hungry for a win but tired for the 3rd game in only one week. I would love to see Futty play because he knows how much a Cascadia Cup game means but I feel that Wallace has found his stride again and the defense will be putting out extra effort to keep us in the game. I'm looking for a 2 to 1 win that will be another tense squeaker, including a late goal for the Timbers to win!

What else should we know about your Timbers fandom? Any gameday superstitions? Favorite pieces of Timbers memorabilia? Feedback about your Axe experience?  

We bought our season ticket seats with two other families and sit together for games in section 113. I am still trying to find the perfect clothing combination for wins but I know that where ever I am on game day, I must wear some Timbers gear! My favorite item is my Timbers cap that now has autographs from Futty, Jack, Alvas, Silvestre, and Rashawn on the bill thanks to our lucky night as Axe Society Members of the Match! We loved the experience and were flattered by all the personal attention that the staff gave to us. Our seats we great but a little crowded with loiterers standing behind us and even in our seats for the center field view. I can hardly blame them; it was a great place to watch the game. It was great that both my wife and I could come together since it was our 19th wedding anniversary the night before on the 20th. It has been a wonderful week. Thanks so much for the opportunity and the special hospitality Chris Wilson, Bonnie and Carol all gave us.

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Happy anniversary Dan and Teresa, and thank you for your wonderful 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.

 

22 August 12:45 pm

This weekend, the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders will face each other for the second time this season. The first match saw the Timbers draw even with Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field, and there is no doubt that many Timbers fans will once again make the trip.

Every match between the Timbers and Sounders is important, but this time around there is even more at stake. Not only is Portland looking to potentially reach the top of the MLS table, but the Timbers could also take sole possession of first place in the Cascadia Cup table. Arguably the most hyped match of the season, an expected 66,000 fans will be at CenturyLink Field to see the Sounders host the Timbers in a game that also features the first home match for new Sounders signing and USMNT forward Clint Dempsey.

As the season wears on, the costs of traveling to away Cascadia matches can start to add up. This season, our friends at 76 would like to support the fans that support the team. All you need to do is Instagram a shot of you traveling to or from this weekend's match with the hashtag #76roadtrip and you'll be eligible to win a $100 gas card and an autographed Timbers team jersey

@daarontaylor won for his post in May when he made the trip to Vancouver, B.C. to see the Timbers play the Whitecaps. Post your picture of your trip to Seattle for a chance to win! Not going to Seattle this time? Never fear, the contest will also be happening for the Cascadia Cup rivalry match October 6th at Vancouver.

Onward, Rose City!

(Full Contest Rules)

 

21 August 10:34 am

As part of our inaugural group of ticket holders, Cathy and Mark won the chance to have a VIP experience for the Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas match on August 17th, including KeyBank Club seats, and a chance to visit with Timber Joey on the field!

We asked Cathy a few questions after the match:

When was your first match supporting the Timbers?

We started attending Timbers games regularly in 2009 with limited attendance prior to that.  One of our first memories was the raising of the banner honoring Clive Charles—we’re UP grads and long-time UP supporters and it was very special to be there that night.

What was your favorite moment of this match?

Our favorite moment tonight was Nagbe’s goal—a run of play goal with an excellent assist by Valeri.

Who would you nominate as Player of the Match?

Diego Valeri—he’s the lynch pin in the middle and playmaker—two assists tonight.

What is your prediction for the next match – Timbers versus Real Salt Lake?

 Timber win 2-1—very similar game to Dallas—hard fought, possession oriented, many fouls

What else should we know about your Timbers fandom?

We enjoyed our Axe experience but are looking forward to being back with our SD2 friends—can’t beat the first row off the field for being in the action!

A big thanks to Cathy and Mark for being our guests and for their fantastic 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.

 

 

08 August 3:02 pm

As part of our inaugural group of ticket holders, Russ (on the left) and his friend Dave won the chance to have a VIP experience for the Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps match on August 3rd, including KeyBank Club seats, and a chance to visit with Timber Joey on the field!

We asked Russ a few questions after the match.

When was your first match supporting the Timbers?
The USL Open Cup match, five years back.

What was your favorite moment of the match tonight?
Getting my picture taken with Timber Joey!

Who would you nominate as Player of the Match?  
Ricketts or Harrington

What else should we know about your Timbers fandom?
I have had the pleasure of being entertained at various sporting events around the globe and the experience presented by the Timber's organization was first class. Dave and I came home with a belief that the Timbers front office offers a superior fan experience to that of their rivals to the north.

Congratulations again to Russ, 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.