Another Friday Timbers match + Thorns to NC

After defeating Houston Dynamo FC 2-0 last Friday in Texas, the Portland Timbers will head to Canada for the first time in over two years to face Vancouver Whitecaps FC this Friday at BC Place (7pm PT, FOX 12 PLUS).

The Thorns, having had their match against the Washington Spirit postponed due to COVID-19 health and safety protocol concerns on the Spirit, will travel to North Carolina to take on the Courage on Sunday, Sept. 12 (12pm PT, CBS Sports Network).

Stand Together Week is underway!

With the help of partners Alaska Airlines, Coca-Cola, Daimler, Danner Boots, Safeway, Providence Sports Medicine, and Umpqua Bank, 20 volunteer projects benefiting organizations focused on youth, the environment, and social equity are offered across the Portland metro area.

The volunteer opportunities affiliated with Stand Together Week, named after the Timbers and Thorns' community outreach platform, Stand Together, include taking care of community gardens, cleaning up local parks, feeding meals to those in need, and more.

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Meghan Klingenberg at Stand Together Week

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Part Two of Ross Smith's fun interview with Nat Borchers

Looking for a fun listen to add to your podcast queue? Download the latest Catching Up, featuring Ross Smith where Part Two of Ross' interview with former Timbers defender Nat Borchers includes a conversation about Borchers' energy leading to him competing in triathlons and more fun stories from his playing days in MLS.

Did you hear? The NWSL Championship final is coming to Portland on Nov. 20

Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 10am PT. Fans will be able to purchase tickets by calling (888) 736-6849 or online at www.thornsfc.com. Thorns FC Annual Members will have access to an exclusive presale beginning Tuesday, Sept. 14, with details to be emailed to annual members. Tickets will be held for fans of both participating teams and be made available once the teams are set.

Providence Park has hosted two NWSL Championship matches, including the 2018 final between Portland and the North Carolina Courage, which featured the largest crowd for an NWSL Championship match in league history (21,144). The stadium has also played host to the 2015 NWSL Championship match, the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup final and the 2021 Women’s International Champions Cup.

Kick Childhood Cancer

MLS WORKS and Continental Tire are teaming up to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with the 8th annual Kick Childhood Cancer campaign to raise awareness of pediatric cancers and fundraise for childhood cancer research.

As part of the month's campaign, you can buy a special Kick Childhood Cancer Portland Timbers prematch adidas jersey on mlsstore.com. MLS will donate all royalties it receives from Kick Childhood Cancer edition jerseys sold through official retail partners to Children Oncology Group through December 31, 2021.

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