Timbers to hold open tryouts at PGE Park on March 4

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Timbers will be holding an open tryout camp at PGE Park on Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., it was announced today.

The tryout camp is open to players 18 years of age or older, and interested players must submit a completed registration and waiver form to the Timbers. The cost to attend the tryout camp is $75.

DATE: Saturday, March 4, 2006

TIME: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (one-hour break at noon). Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.

LOCATION: PGE Park; 1844 SW Morrison; Portland, OR 97205. Enter Gate 35 at PGE Park (18th Ave. ramp behind Multnomah Athletic Club)

FEE: $75 registration fee. Cash, money order and credit card accepted if pre-registering. Cash or money order only on-site.

PRE-REGISTRATION: A printable on-line registration form is available at www.portlandtimbers.com. Email registrations (with payment information) will be accepted at timbersinfo@pgepark.com. Email registrants will need to provide a signed waiver form prior to participation. For more information, contact the Timbers at (503) 553-5400.

TRYOUT DETAILS: Players need to bring their own soccer equipment, including turf shoes, jogging shoes, shin guards and other soccer apparel. Each player must wear a white t-shirt. The Timbers will provide ice, water and medical supervision. Players will be evaluated by the Timbers coaching staff.