Video News: J. Thompson previews match v. VAN

Timbers defender Justin Thompson, who played for the Whitecaps in 2004, talks about playing his hometown team, what it takes to be in first place and how the 2007 Timbers squad compares to the other teams he's played with in Video News.

Growing up in North Vancouver, B.C., Thompson had the chance to play for his hometown club in 2004 with fellow goalkeeper Josh Wicks. With the Whitecaps, Thompson played over 1,300 minutes in 15 games.

The Timbers face Nortwest rival and defending USL First Division-champion Vancouver Whitecaps on Thursday, July 19 at PGE Park. The match will be televised live on FSN Northwest and broadcast live on www.portlandtimbers.com.