Timbers News Journal: Oct. 23 - Nov. 11

A round-up of Timbers news in the news . . .

Soccer balls at training, 4.29.11

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Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011
Timbers' Kenny Cooper scheduled to visit North Portland's Cesar Chavez School
OregonLive.com
1, the kids at Cesar Chavez School in North Portland are due for a little thrill as Portland Timbers forward Kenny Cooper is scheduled to pay a visit to chat up the health benefits of playing soccer. “It was created to use soccer as a vehicle to help ...

Portland Timbers to Permanently Expand Seating Capacity, Season ...

The Portland Timbers announced today plans to permanently increase seating capacity at Jeld-Wen Field to over 20000 while increasing season ticket holders ...

Behind the Axe: Part Two - Looking back on the 2011 season successes and areas ...
OregonLive.com (blog)
By Kip Kesgard, community blogger View full sizePortland TimbersIronically, this logo shown here was a center of controversy for the Portland Timbers before they even took to the pitch in 2011 in MLS. The club learned from the situation, enhanced the ...

 

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011
Portland Timbers Training Quotes and Notes Halloween Edition ...
The Portland Timbers continue their post-season practices. Thoughts on practice plus quotes from John Spencer.

 

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011
Grading the Portland Timbers' First MLS Season: The Forwards
Yahoo! Sports
Contributor Network 1 hour, 52 minutes ago The Portland Timbers are coming off their inaugural MLS season and naturally it's the time when fans, pundits, and passerby offer their assessments on the team's performance. The Rose City side finished just ...

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Yahoo! Sports
Eddie Johnson of the Portland Timbers and Calen Carr with the Houston Dynamo both suffered concussions during the season that might have been dismissed in earlier seasons, with potentially disastrous results. A common factor in their injuries is that ...

 

Friday, Nov. 4, 2011
Grading the Portland Timbers' First MLS Season: The Midfielders
Yahoo! Sports
Contributor Network 10 minutes ago In their first season as an MLS side, the Portland Timbers delivered what could be called a mixed performance. They came close to making the playoffs, falling just short at the end. There were many positives, ...

Portland's Purdy, Marcelin and Umony highly motivated

Soccer365 (press release)
PORTLAND, Ore. – A lot has been made of the Portland Timbers ability to stay sharp in their offseason training sessions. After all, the MLS Cup Playoffs rage on and Portland remain without a ticket to the dance, and therefore no games for the club in ...

Behind the Axe: Catching up on the first batch of postseason updates

OregonLive.com (blog)
I often wonder what happens inside a large sports organization like the Portland Timbers during the offseason. While the club doesn't have to worry about an extensive stadium construction project like last year, there are still plenty of league events ...

 

Monday, Nov. 7, 2011
Thanksgiving Remembrances: Sports Memories to Be Thankful For
Yahoo! Sports
The 2011 season was the first year the Portland Timbers played as an MLS side, and I was able to get to almost all of the home games. When the Timbers hit the pitch April 14, from the opening ceremony to the final whistle was an incredible ride. ...

 

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011
Grading the Portland Timbers First MLS Season Defenders and ...
The defenders on the Portland Timbers were much like the rest of the team. Stellar at times, average at others, and sometimes not so good.

Portland Timbers and Philadelphia Union's Le Toux win MLS Fair Play awards

Goal.com America
Major League Soccer has announced that the Portland Timbers and Philadelphia Union forward Sebastien Le Toux have won the league's Xbox 360 Fair Play award for the 2011 season. Committing a league-low 347 fouls this season, the Timbers were one of only ...

KC's Sapong voted top rookie, fair play winners announced

The Seattle Times (blog)
Portland's Darlington Nagbe and Bruin round out the top five. Fair Play winners were also announced by MLS on Tuesday. Former Sounder Sebastien Le Toux, now a Union forward, won the individual award for the second year in a row. The Portland Timbers ...

 

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011
Portland Timbers win sportsmanship award
KPTV.com
By FOX 12 Staff - email Major League Soccer has announced the Portland Timbers are the recipient of the 2011 Xbox 360 Team Fair Play Award. In 2011, the Timbers committed a league low of 347 fouls. That is 27 fewer than the next closest team, ...

Behind the Axe: Looking in on the MLS Playoffs and Rookie of the Year while ...

OregonLive.com (blog)
By Kip Kesgard, community blogger Portland TimbersDespite the lack of matches involving the Portland Timbers, there's still plenty of news surrounding the team including a postseason award, the future of Coach John Spencer in Portland, and a potential ...

Portland Timbers Earn 2011 Fair Play Award Fan Reaction MLS Yahoo ...

The Portland Timbers received the 2011 XBOX 360 Team Fair Play Award. The announcement from Major League Soccer came November 8. The Timbers were named ...

Timbers announce open tryout dates in 2012

OregonLive.com
By Geoffrey C. Arnold, The Oregonian For the fans and wannabee MLS players who believe they have enough game to play with the Portland Timbers, the team has scheduled an opportunity to prove you've got a serious soccer game. The Timbers will hold open ...

 

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011
Portland Timbers Receive 2011 Fair Play Award - Stumptown Footy
The Portland Timbers have received the 2011 Fair Play Award for fewest fouls in a given season.