Timbers to host second-annual preseason tournament at JELD-WEN Field
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Timbers today announced that the club will play host to their second-annual preseason tournament at JELD-WEN Field from Feb. 17-23. The host Timbers will be joined once again by Swedish first-division side AIK and the San Jose Earthquakes as well as FC Dallas.
The tournament will consist of three doubleheaders at JELD-WEN Field, with FC Dallas and AIK kicking off the round-robin format Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2:30 p.m. (Pacific). Portland’s matchup against AIK on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 5 p.m. (Pacific) will conclude the six-match tournament. Both AIK, who plays in Sweden’s Allsvenskan, and San Jose, the 2012 MLS Supporters’ Shield winners, participated in the tournament during the 2012 preseason.
Details regarding individual and group tickets for the tournament will be announced at a later date. Timbers 2013 season ticket holders will receive tickets for all three days of the tournament as part of their ticket package.
2013 Portland Preseason Tournament Schedule (All times Pacific)
Sunday, Feb. 17
AIK vs. FC Dallas – 2:30 p.m.
Portland vs. San Jose – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 20
AIK vs. San Jose – 5 p.m.
Portland vs. FC Dallas – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23
San Jose vs. FC Dallas – 2:30 p.m.
Portland vs. AIK – 5 p.m.
About AIK (Allmänna Idrottsklubben)
With over a century of history, Allmänna Idrottsklubben, also known as AIK, is considered one of the most successful football clubs in Sweden. The winner of 11 league championships, AIK has been a consistent member of Sweden’s first division, called the Allsvenskan, since its inception in 1924. AIK recently won the Allsvenskan title and the Svenska Cupen (Swedish Cup) in 2009. The club won its first Supercupen, a one-match competition contested annually among the country’s top clubs, in 2010. AIK has competed in Europe’s top club tournaments, the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, on several occasions, most recently playing in the 2010-11 UEFA Champions League. AIK finished the 2012 Allsvenskan season fourth in the table and are currently competing in the 2012-13 Europa League.