Portland Timbers open 2014 preseason camp Saturday

Club’s preseason schedule includes training in Portland, Tucson

Caleb Porter, preseason training, 1.21.13

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PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers open preseason training Saturday at JELD-WEN Field as they begin preparations for the upcoming 2014 Major League Soccer campaign. The club opens its preseason schedule with training in Portland before departing for camp in Tucson, Ariz., on Jan. 30.

After five days of training in the Rose City, the Timbers leave for a 15-day camp in Tucson, where the club will continue to train and play its first games of the preseason. Portland will play preseason games against the Houston Dynamo, Sporting Kansas City, Seattle Sounders FC and new North American Soccer League (NASL) side Indy Eleven at the Kino Sports Complex. The games against Sporting KC and Sounders FC are part of the Desert Friendly series hosted by FC Tucson; click here for ticket information for those two games.

Returning from Arizona on Feb. 13, the Timbers will train in Portland for the duration of preseason and play host to the Rose City Invitational at JELD-WEN Field from Feb. 23-March 1. Portland will be joined by the San Jose Earthquakes and Vancouver Whitecaps FC of MLS and Jamaican club Portmore United FC for the preseason event.

Individual tickets for the Rose City Invitational, which allow entry into both matches each day, start at $13 and are available for purchase online or by calling (888) 736-6849; the JELD-WEN Field box office is closed. Three-game ticket packages for the Rose City Invitational, starting at $33, also will be available for purchase online. Group tickets are available by contacting the Timbers ticket office at (503) 553-5555.

The Timbers open their fourth MLS campaign Saturday, March 8, at JELD-WEN Field as they play host to the Philadelphia Union at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific).

2014 Timbers Preseason Schedule
Saturday, Jan. 25 – First day of preseason training at JELD-WEN Field

Saturday, Feb. 1 – Preseason match vs. Sporting Kansas City at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz.; 5 p.m. (Pacific)

Wednesday, Feb. 5 – Preseason match vs. Houston Dynamo at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz.; 4 p.m. (Pacific)

Saturday, Feb. 8 – Preseason match vs. Seattle Sounders FC at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz.; 5 p.m. (Pacific)

Wednesday, Feb. 12 – Preseason match vs. Indy Eleven (NASL) at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz.; 5 p.m. (Pacific)

Sunday, Feb. 23 – Rose City Invitational: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Portmore United FC at 2:30 p.m.; Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes at 5 p.m. (Pacific) at JELD-WEN Field

Wednesday, Feb. 26 – Rose City Invitational: San Jose Earthquakes vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 5 p.m.; Timbers vs. Portmore United FC at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific) at JELD-WEN Field

Saturday, March 1 – Rose City Invitational: Portmore United FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes at 2:30 p.m.; Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 5 p.m. (Pacific) at JELD-WEN Field

Saturday, March 8 – 2014 MLS season opener vs. Philadelphia Union at JELD-WEN Field; 7:30 p.m. (Pacific)