Timbers Friendship Cup Is On - May 28-31, 2021
What is the Friendship Cup?
For 36 years now, the Friendship Cup tournament has served as one of the top ODP tournaments in the country. The list of professional and national team players who have played in this event is endless and with the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns establishing themselves as the home for the Oregon ODP program, the event takes a new direction, hosting MLS pre‐academy teams, and ODP teams. May 28-31, 2021, the 36th annual Friendship Cup Tournament will once again host some of the top youth players and teams in the country in Beaverton, Oregon.
In 2019, teams from Oregon ODP/Pre-Academy, San Jose Earthquakes Pre-Academy, Seattle Sounders, Washington ODP, Cal-North ODP, Colorado ODP, Alaska ODP, Crossfire Pre-Academy (Seattle), Timbers Alliance All-Star Teams, San Francisco Elite, Diablo and SMC Earthquakes made up the 100-team event. More than 50 college, regional and national coaches were also on hand to evaluate and scout players. Oregon’s largest soccer retail company was also on hand to provide a true Northwest soccer weekend in Soccer City USA.
- Tualatin Hills Recreation Center - 15707 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton, OR 97006
- PCC Rock Creek - 17705 NW Springville Rd., Portland, OR 97229
- 53rd Avenue Community Park (9 v 9 complex) - 300 NE 53rd Ave., Hillsboro, OR 97124
Tournament cost for three games is $625 and tournament cost for four games is $775. Checks can be made out and sent to Portland Timbers (Attn: Erik Lyslo), 1844 SW Morrison, Portland, OR 97205. We also have an online payment option by clicking on the link below.
Tournament Travel for 2021
All Friendship Cup travel questions (hotel, airfare, rental cars) can be answered by Steve Fennah of Sports Specific Travel. The link for all available accommodations can be found here. Steve has a great reputation as not only the former head women’s coach at Oregon State University but also now as a travel agent for a number of the ODP Region IV states. Any travel question you have, he can handle this for you. Steve’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or he can be reached at 503-706-1694. With 2021 still having Covid-19 issues, we will give states the freedom to book hotels on their own this year and Steve can give you a list of hotels to choose from.
For more information, please contact Erik Lyslo, Timbers Friendship Cup Tournament Director at Elyslo@timbers.com.