Axe Society, 5.19.18

As part of our inaugural group of ticket holders, Robert and Lynn won the chance to have a VIP experience for the Portland Timbers vs. LA FC match, including KeyBank Club seats, and a chance to visit with Timber Joey on the field!


We asked Robert a few questions after the match.


What was your first memory of/first match supporting the Timbers?
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I don’t really have a first memory of a Timbers game. I supported the Timbers casually until 2009, going to a few games every year. But in 2009, they went on a 24-game unbeaten streak and I got stuck in, going to almost every game. The next year, the last in USL, I bought season tickets the first time Dan Zusmanwalked down the aisle in 107 selling them."



What was your favorite moment of the match tonight?
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My favorite moment today was absolutely Paredes’s goal. It put us in the lead for the first time, and I always love seeing a new player get his first slab."



Who would you nominate as Player of the Match?  
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Adi. As always, he battled out opponent’s back line for most of the game, and that effort helped us score late. Even though he didn’t score or get an assist, he played a big role in the win."



What is your prediction for the next MLS match – Timbers at Colorado Rapids?
"
I hate to say it, But Denver is rarely kind to us. But the Rapids are in the cellar so I think we can get a draw: 1-1."


What else should we know about your Timbers fandom?
"
I don’t have any game day superstitions, but I do favor my Timbers Army scarf from the USL days and my signed Scot Thompson jersey from 2010. I wore it today and we won, so maybe it is lucky."


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Congratulations Robert! And thank you for your continued support!