PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers today announced match details for the club’s preseason camp in Carson, Calif., from Feb. 5-16. The Timbers will face both MLS Cup 2011 participants, the LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo, as part of their slate of four preseason matches while in Southern California.
The Timbers begin their preseason exhibition schedule Tuesday, Feb. 7, against the defending-MLS champion Galaxy. Portland will also play the expansion Montreal Impact on Friday, Feb. 10, Houston on Sunday, Feb. 12, and the Chicago Fire on Wednesday, Feb. 15, during the club’s 12-day camp in Carson.
The Timbers finish their preseason preparations in Portland by playing host to a four-team tournament at JELD-WEN Field from Feb. 27 through March 4. Along with the Timbers, the tournament will feature MLS sides Chivas USA and San Jose Earthquakes and top-flight Swedish club AIK. Tickets for the tournament go on sale Monday, Feb. 6, at the JELD-WEN Field box office, area Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000.
The Timbers open preseason Monday, Jan. 23, in Portland and will have seven weeks of preseason training in preparation for the upcoming campaign. Portland embarks on its second MLS season Monday, March 12, as it plays host to the Philadelphia Union at JELD-WEN Field on ESPN2; kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. (Pacific).
Timbers 2012 Preseason Match Schedule (subject to change)
Tuesday, Feb. 7 – Timbers vs. LA Galaxy in Carson, Calif.; 10:30 a.m. (Pacific)
Friday, Feb. 10 – Timbers vs. Montreal Impact in Carson, Calif.; 10:30 a.m. (Pacific)
Sunday, Feb. 12 – Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo in Carson, Calif.; 10:30 a.m. (Pacific)
Wednesday, Feb. 15 – Timbers vs. Chicago Fire in Carson, Calif.; 11 a.m. (Pacific)
Monday, Feb. 27 – Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes at JELD-WEN Field (tournament); 7:30 p.m. (Pacific)
Thursday, March 1 – Timbers vs. Chivas USA at JELD-WEN Field (tournament); 7:30 p.m. (Pacific)
Sunday, March 4 – Timbers vs. AIK (Sweden) at JELD-WEN Field (tournament); 5 p.m. (Pacific)