Vote today! Timbers 2008 Goal of the Year
September 25, 2008
PORTLAND, Ore. – There were some memorable goals scored over the course of the Portland Timbers’ 2008 USL First Division season. After combing through the archives, the field has been narrowed down to five of the best strikes of the year. View the video and then vote today in the Fan Poll for the Timbers’ 2008 Goal of the Year.
Voting through the Fan Poll will end on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 5 p.m.
Here are the nominees for the Timbers Goal of the Year:
1.) April 21 vs. Puerto Rico: Forward Chris Brown put the Timbers on the board in the 71st minute and it would prove to be the game-winner in a 1-0 final on opening night at PGE Park. It would also be the final log slice cut by long-time team icon “Timber” Jim Serrill as the Timbers celebrated his retirement and final night as mascot.
2.) April 26 vs. Seattle Sounders: Forward Takayuki Suzuki gave the Timbers the lead with an early long-range shot in the sixth minute. Suzuki, surrounded by five white shirts at the top right corner of the box, unloaded a 25-yard shot that sailed inside the top left corner. His strike would help the Timbers build a 2-0 win over their Northwest rivals at PGE Park and earned the league’s Goal of the Week award.
3.) June 12 vs. Atlanta Silverbacks: Forward Chris Bagley helped the Timbers build an early advantage by beating defender Matt Bobo to a ball played over the top. He knocked Bobo off the ball and slipped a shot past goalkeeper Ryan McIntosh from the top of the box for his first goal of the season. In the end, the two sides battled to a 2-2 draw at PGE Park.
4.) Aug. 16 vs. Montreal Impact: Forward Bryan Jordan led the Timbers to a 2-1 win over the Impact at PGE Park. Jordan put the home side on the board early in the second half when he finished a long ball played into the box by defender Scot Thompson. With a quick move, Jordan created space inside the box, out-jumped his defender and then headed in the go-ahead goal inside the near post.
5.) Sept. 4 vs. Miami FC Blues: Forward Byron Alvarez opened the scoring with a well-timed header in the Timbers’ 4-0 win over Miami FC on Sept. 4 at PGE Park. In the third minute, Alvarez connected on a Scot Thompson cross from the right side near the penalty spot. He poked the ball back inside the right post past former teammate and Miami FC goalkeeper Josh Saunders to nab the league’s Goal of the Week honor.