TWIPTFC, 6.21.21

Busy Week


The Timbers stay extra busy this week as they’ll travel to the Lone Star State Wednesday to take on the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Stadium (5:30pm PT, ROOT SPORTS) before returning Saturday to host Minnesota United FC Saturday at Providence Park (7:30pm PT, ROOT SPORTS).


Something to keep an eye on: Timbers captain Diego Valeri is currently one goal away from the century mark for goals scored across all competitions.



For the Thorns, while they don’t have midweek action, they will be traveling east to play the North Carolina Courage on Saturday, June 26. Though NC may not be a regional rival like OL Reign, Thorns-Courage matches are always a heated affair. Kickoff is 4pm PT on FOX 12 PLUS and Paramount+.

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Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer / Portland Timbers

Honoring Juneteenth


Both Rose City teams each defeated teams from KC over this past weekend with the club also celebrating Juneteenth. To honor the holiday, club donated $100 for each corner kick won by Portland teams during Saturday's Timbers 2-1 win against Sporting Kansas City and Sunday's 1-0 Thorns victory over KC NWSL to the Maurice Lucas Foundation. The foundation is a Portland-based organization which, named for the former Portland Trail Blazers' power forward, "[creates] opportunities for inner city middle school students by providing a combination of education and activity-based after-school programs" in Portland.


In the Timbers match, the home side earned two corner kicks while the Thorns’ victory over KC saw 11 corner kicks for Portland for a total of 13 on the weekend. All told, $1,300 will be donated!

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Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer / Thorns FC

World Cup Memories


Twenty-two years ago this week, Providence Park – then known as Civic Stadium – played host to soccer on a global stage as Portland welcomed the 1999 Women’s World Cup.


June 23, 1999 saw two matches played at the stadium with Russia beating Japan 5-0 and China defeating Ghana 7-0.


Portland then saw North Korea defeat Denmark 3-1 on June 24, 1999 but the eagle-eyed fans also witnessed a future Thorns FC player in attendance. A 20-year old Nadine Angerer was on the bench for Germany’s 6-0 walloping of Mexico that day.


Angerer would go on to have a glittering international career with two Women’s World Cup titles and a FIFA Player of the Year Award all prior to playing two seasons with Portland before retiring. She is now the team’s director of goalkeeping.




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