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Timbers, Thorns FC announce rosters for Green is Gold Charity Match at Providence Park on June 26

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Timbers alumni Jack Jewsbury selected to Team Green, Diego Valeri to represent Team Gold

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC today announced their rosters for the Green is Gold Charity Match, a mixed-teams scrimmage to benefit the environment, set to kickoff at 7pm PT Wednesday, June 26, at Providence Park. The 60-minute, full-field match will be streamed live on timbers.com.

Green is Gold Charity Match

Green is Gold Charity Match

A Timbers and Thorns mixed-teams scrimmage to benefit the environment, on Wednesday, June 26 at Providence Park.

Timbers midfielder Diego Chara and Thorns FC defender Meaghan Nally Co-Captained Team Green, selecting Christine Sinclair, Felipe Mora and Jessie Fleming among others. Timbers defender Eric Miller and Thorns FC defender Gabby Provenzano Co-Captained Team Gold, selecting Evander, Sophia Smith and Jonathan Rodríguez among others.

The Team Selection Event, hosted by KGW’s Orlando Sanchez, was livestreamed Wednesday afternoon on Timbers.com and is available below. Done in a snake draft format, each side alternated picks between Timbers and Thorns FC players.

Club legends Jack Jewsbury and Diego Valeri were both selected in the fourth round of today’s selection event, with Jewsbury selected to Team Green and Valeri to Team Gold. Jewsbury, the club’s first-ever captain and MLS All-Star, makes his return to the Providence Park pitch for the first time since October 2016. Valeri, the most decorated player in club history, is set to take the field at Providence Park for the first time since the 2021 MLS Cup Final.

June 26 marks the second-ever mixed scrimmage between the Timbers and Thorns FC. The two sides last hosted a mixed teams charity match at Providence Park on April 27, 2022, in front of 16,921 fans. The match, ‘PTFC for Peace’, raised over $600,000 for UNICEF’s relief efforts in Ukraine.

Supported by Daimler Truck North America, Intel, KeyBank, SeatGeek and TikTok, the Green is Gold Charity Match is free to the public with an encouraged donation to nonprofits The Nature Conservancy and Keep Oregon Green. The June 26 kickoff is set for 7pm PT and will be streamed live on timbers.com. All seating for the event will be general admission and redeemable through SeatGeek with an option to donate while acquiring a ticket. All donations made through the ticketing process will support The Nature Conservancy and Keep Oregon Green’s initiatives. Tickets are available HERE.

Fans in attendance and those watching remotely will have various opportunities to contribute to The Nature Conservancy and Keep Oregon Green’s efforts and can visit Give Online to make donations.

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