Gordon, Wilkinson honored by league

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers’ Alan Gordon and Gavin Wilkinson have been named to the A-League Team of the Week in recognition of their play in the Timbers’ 2-1 season-opening win over Seattle, it was announced Tuesday.

Gordon, 22, scored his first goal as a Timber less than 30 seconds into his professional career in Saturday’s 2-1 win.

The rookie from Oregon State took an elbow to the eye in the first half that would later require stitches and returned to the game shortly thereafter, continuing his aggressive play throughout the match.

Wilkinson was also on the receiving end of a physically played match Saturday, taking two shots to the head indicative of his solid defensive play against the Sounders.

Wilkinson, a native of New Zealand playing in his fourth year with the Timbers, was named to the Team of the Week last season in Week 18.

TIMBERS NOTES: The Timbers will take on the Calgary Mustangs on Thursday, May 13 at PGE Park at 7 p.m. … the Timbers Army is recruiting fellow Timbers fans to join a chartered bus trip to Seattle to watch the Timbers take on the Sounders on Saturday, May 15 … the cost is $35 for the bus trip and a ticket to the game … email portlander2003@yahoo.com to sign up … individual-game and season tickets are now on sale … for ticket information, call 553-5555.