The Training Ground:
Timbers eGames

Our soccer history, tradition and people make this community special. Be it the athleticism of our players or the creativity and passion of our supporters, the Timbers are one-of-a-kind.

On or off the field, attributes like quickness, agility, vision and tempo help drive performance — ultimately, skills that all of us use every day. This set of six digital games, launching throughout the month, is developed to test these skills against our experts. Whether you have been to every match or just one, see how you stack up.

Through Ball

Be it in the defensive third or the attacking half, a through ball is a pass played into space for a teammate to “run onto.” A good through ball must be weighted perfectly – strong enough to beat the defenders, soft enough for your teammate to control. It’s one of the many tools players use to dictate tempo and exploit defensive gaps.  Anticipate where your teammate will be and release them into space – it might just create a scoring opportunity.

Play Through Ball