Timbers Announce West Bromwich Albion Travel Roster for Wednesday Exhibition
PORTLAND, Ore. –The Portland Timbers today announced the travel roster for English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion, which visits JELD-WEN Field for an international exhibition, presented by Verizon Wireless, Wednesday at 8 p.m. (PT).
West Bromwich Albion’s 26-player travel roster features forward Peter Odemwingie (above), a Nigerian international who ranked fifth during the 2010-11 Premier League season with a team-high 15 goals. Head coach Roy Hodgson will also bring midfielder Steven Reid, who starred for Ireland in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, captain and 2009-10 co-leading scorer Chris Brunt, midfield stalwart Youssouf Mulumbu and Swedish international and defender Jonas Olsson.
The match can be heard live on 750 AM The Game and in Spanish on La Pantera 940 AM. A live video webcast will also be available at www.portlandtimbers.com.
Wednesday’s match marks the third and final stop on the Baggies’ preseason tour of the United States. West Brom previously lost 2-1 to the San Jose Earthquakes on July 12 and defeated the Ventura County Fusion 4-2 on Sunday.
The friendly marks the Timbers’ third international exhibition this season. Portland previously hosted Dutch club AFC Ajax in May and Mexico’s Club América earlier this month. The Timbers will take on Argentine club Independiente next Tuesday to round out the exhibition slate.
West Bromwich Albion Travel Roster by Position
Goalkeeper (1): Boaz Myhill
Defenders (9): Marek Cech, Craig Dawson, Paul Downing, Pablo Ibáñez, Billy Jones, Gareth McAuley, Jonas Olsson, Nicky Shorey, Gabriel Tamas
Midfielders (10): Chris Brunt, Graham Dorrans, Sam Mantom, James Morrison, Youssouf Mulumbu, Steven Reid, Paul Scharner, Somen Tchoyi, Jerome Thomas, George Thorne
Forwards (6): Roman Bednar, Simon Cox, Marc-Antoine Fortune, Ishmael Miller, Peter Odemwingie, Chris Wood
West Bromwich Albion Travel Roster by Nationality
Austria (1): Paul Scharner
Cameroon (1): Somen Tchoyi
Czech Republic (1): Roman Bednar
Democratic Republic of the Congo (1): Youssouf Mulumbu
England (9): Simon Cox, Craig Dawson, Paul Downing, Billy Jones, Sam Mantom, Ishmael Miller, Nicky Shorey, Jerome Thomas, George Thorne
French Guiana (1): Marc-Antoine Fortune
Ireland (1): Steven Reid
New Zealand (1): Chris Wood
Nigeria (1): Peter Odemwingie
Northern Ireland (2): Chris Brunt, Gareth McAuley
Romania (1): Gabriel Tamas
Scotland (2): Graham Dorrans, James Morrison
Slovakia: (1): Marek Cech
Spain (1): Pablo Ibáñez
Sweden (1): Jonas Olsson
Wales (1): Boaz Myhill