Matchday: Portland Timbers vs. D.C. United - September 29, 2012

Portland Timbers vs. D.C. United, Sept. 29, 2012; 7:30pm PT - ROOT SPORTS

The Portland Timbers take on D.C United Saturday evening at JELD-WEN Field at 7:30pm PT. The game will be broadcast on ROOT SPORTS with John Strong and Robbie Earle on the call (channels 34 & 734 on Comcast, 687 on DirecTV and 426 on Dish Network). Fletcher Johnson and Adin Brown host the radio call on 101.1 FM KXL while Spanish language broadcast is on La Pantera 940The Timbers will be wearing their primary Green kits this afternoon.

Also, check out The Cajun Life in the Soccer City USA Grill as part of the Portland Timbers Food Cart Alliance. Info on water policy can also be found on The Backcut blog. Finally, can't make it to the match but want instant updates? Sign up for our new free text score program.

Making the trip to JELD-WEN Field to see the match? Check out with a full Timbers MatchDay Guide complete with a custom interactive map.

1. Get To The Stadium
2. Buy Tickets
3. Choose Your Entrance - KeyBank Club seats and Gate 3 (Timbers Army Gate) open two hours prior to kickoff, Gate 3, Gates 1, 2, 4, & 5 are 75 minutes prior - SEE SPECIAL ENTRY PROCEDURE FOR GATE 3 BELOW
4. Find Your Seat
5. Enjoy The Match
6. After The Match

Also read our guides on TriMetParking, and a primer on Day-of-Event policies.

New Timbers Army Gate Procedures
In order to provide a fair and consistent entry procedure for Timbers Army fans entering through Gate 3, please read the following procedure. This has been done after consultation with the 107ist Board who will assist with additional volunteers to help with education and execution.

  • The first 1,000 TA fans will receive a numbered wristband based on arrival order
  • Wristbands will be placed on each fan upon arrival (Limit 1 per person)
  • Fans should line up numerically 180 minutes before kick-off (4:30 p.m.)
  • Fans that do not return by 4:30 p.m. are not guaranteed priority entry
  • Gate 3 will open 120 minutes before kickoff (5:30 p.m.)
  • There will be an express and a bag check lane so your wristband number does not guarantee numerical entry due to security checks in the bag line.

Fans not arriving in time to recieve a wristband must go to the end of the Gate 3 line or utlize alternative JELD-WEN Field gates that open at 90 minutes before kick-off (6:00 p.m.) For more information, please read this 107ist FAQ.

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PDF:  Pregame Match Notes
PDF:  MLS Game Guide
MATCHDAY PREVIEW:  Portland aims to end DC 3-game win streak, playoff hopes

READ:  KeyBank Match-up: Sal Zizzo & Franck Songo'o vs. Chris Pontius & Nick DeLeon
READ:  Strong's Notes: Effective Tinkering
READ:  Wilkinson: Timbers players relax at their own peril

WATCH:  Mwanga, Dike & Wilkinson prepare for DCU
LISTEN:  The Backcut Podcast talks with Jimmy Conrad about KICKTV
DCU:  United eager to keep streak alive

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