Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz., to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the club's internal media day.
Drop into the Timbers podcast feed, subscribe on iTunes or take a listen below to these mini episodes of the Timbers Media Day Chronicles.
Timbers goalkeeper Steve Clark starts out with the classic question of whether he'd prefer facing a Gio-sized duck or 10 duck sized Gio's before getting into a deeper around Clark's love of soccer tactical analysis.
Timbers defender Julio Cascante on how he picked up English so quickly, why he loves the Portland weather, fighting for a starting position, how his uncle is an inspiration and more.
Goalkeeper Jeff Attinella is in the Media Day podcast seat about the best album of all time, his own new podcast "From J to Z" with Zarek Valentin and is joined with cameos from soccer analyst Ross Smith, Timbers social media savant Kayla Knapp and, eventually and not surprisingly, roommate Zarek Valentin.
As the day progresses, the interviews get a little bit longer. In this one, forward Foster Langsdorf talks about fighting a bear and if he could only eat five foods, what they would be. Defender Bill Tuiloma touches on which teammate has the best hair on the squad and who was the one person who helped him get to where he is today. Goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh answers the same question, the balances of being an athlete and favorite all time book.
Academy product defender Marco Farfan, defender Modou Jadama and Roy Miller join the Media Day Chronicles as the podcast gets more freeform. Miller talks about how he's helped fellow defenders Farfan and Jadama plus the group breaks down best actor ever, which animal Foster Langsdorf should fight, what country they most want to visit and more.
In an expanded format, Timbers Eryk Williamson, Jeremy Ebobisse and Modou Jadama (who returns) go in-depth with key strategies of the Settlers of Catan game, the best athlete of all time, roommates and much, much more in what evolved into the longest podcast of the day..