MOTM, Timbers vs. Philly, 8.4.18
Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

Congratulations to our August 4th Axe Society Member of the Match – John Walker!

As part of our inaugural group of ticket holders, John Walker and his friend Philip won the chance to have a VIP experience for the Portland Timbers vs. Philadelphia Union match, including KeyBank Club seats, and a chance to visit with Timber Joey on the field!

We asked John a few questions after the match.

What was your first memory of/first match supporting the Timbers?
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It was back in the ‘70s, watching Willie Anderson and the boys take on the New York Cosmos."

What was your favorite moment of the match tonight?
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When Diego Valeri let Dairon Asprilla take the penalty kick for goal #2. I would also have to say the exceptional kindness and generosity we were shown by the Timbers staff and organization."

Who would you nominate as Player of the Match?  
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Every game he plays: Diego Chara"

What is your prediction for the next MLS match – Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps?
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2-0 (Valeri scores and Blanco scores)"

What else should we know about your Timbers fandom?
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To be honest, I’ve been watching the games at home a lot this year, but coming to the game as a VIP made me see the atmosphere and want to get back into coming to experience the live party that is the Timbers Army and the Portland crowd!

[I don’t have] any superstitions, I gave my original Timbers Army scarf to my roommate’s niece, so since they’re winning without me having it, that superstition is gone. But my favorite piece of Timbers memorabilia is a newspaper full page when they took the MLS Cup in 2015!!!"

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Congratulations John and Philip! And thank you for your continued support!

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