Join the MLSWORKS Soccer Kicks Cancer Movember 2013 campaign by growing a moustache and raising awareness for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives as well as mental health.
You can register to be a part of the Portland Timbers Movember squad! Click on the ‘join’ button under the team image and follow the simple Movember registration process. Participants should join before November 1, 2013. Be sure to show your progress by posting motastic pictures to your profile.
November is only a few weeks away, so start planning your Movember moustaches now!
As the regular season draws to a close, two more Spread the Love recipients were given the opportunity to experience a Timbers game at JELD-WEN Field.
Marlynn Schotland and her family were the recipients of the Spread the Love welcome packet for the September 29th game vs. the LA Galaxy. Pat Brown, who works at ROOT Sports directing Timbers telecasts, nominated Marlynn. Pat worked with both Marlynn and her husband several years ago at a local television station.
Marlynn says she and her family were thrilled to receive their welcome packet.
“We feel very, very lucky to have received this awesome packet of goodies, on top of the tickets,” said Marlynn. “The scarves are great and we can wear them all the time this winter.”
Marlynn was most excited to share the experience with her children.
“Our daughter just started playing youth soccer,” she explained, “and we were excited for her to see the pros play in person.”
The best part, according to Marlynn?
“The goal by [Maximiliano] Urruti! That was awesome! The energy was also amazing -- we were seated next to some die-hard Timbers fans who were so nice and made the game even more fun.”
Víctor Barreda Pazos and his family received a Spread the Love welcome packet from Karen Willoughby, Director of Coaching at Hollywood Soccer Club. Karen coaches Victor’s three-year-old son. Víctor recently moved to Portland from Spain and had yet to experience a Timbers game.
“I used to attend Villarreal CF games,” said Víctor. “Even when it was in the Champions league. I was curious how it was here in the USA.”
Víctor says he was very excited and grateful when he received his welcome packet. It was the first soccer game he was able to attend with his son. The Pazos family attended the Timbers match on October 19th, a heated 1-0 win over rival Seattle.
Víctor says his favorite part of the game was the very end.
“The end of it when everybody was singing and enjoying the victory,” he said, “without a rush to going back home.”
The final regular-season home game for the Portland Timbers also means one last opportunity for Timbers fans to enjoy one of Portland’s finest food carts at JELD-WEN Field. Once again, the Timbers welcome back Portland Timbers Food Cart Alliance member 808 Grinds.
Childhood friends Kevin Scofield and Jensen Kip started 808 Grinds in September 2010. The Maui-raised duo brought their Hawaiian lunch creations to SW 9th and Washington in downtown Portland, and it was so popular that they were among the first food carts voted in by Facebook fans to be part of the PTFCA.
808 Grinds will be serving their Hawaiian combo plates at the Soccer City Grill located above Section 93 when the Portland Timbers host Real Salt Lake on Saturday at 7:30 PM PT (ROOT SPORTS, 750 AM The Game).
Tomorrow's game against Seattle is the final Stumptown Morning Ritual is for 2013! Show us your pics on Instagram!
Tomorrow's huge rivalry match against the Seattle Sounders (6pm; ESPN, 750 The Game / La Pantera 940) marks the final Stumptown Coffee Rosters Morning Ritual contest. All you need to do is show us pictures on Instagram of you getting ready for the big game with the hashtag #scrtimbers.
One random fan will be selected each month to win a prize pack from Stumptown and the Timbers that includes:
- One (1) Signed Timbers Jersey
- One (1) 12oz bag of Kenya Gaturiri Coffee
- Two (2) Stumptown Coffee Roaster Mugs
- One (1) Stumptown Branded Red Rooster Hand Mill Grinder
So get those cameras clicking and show us your morning ritual.
That’s right. Add brewmaster to the list of Caleb Porter’s many talents. The Portland Timbers head coach recently teamed up with Widmer Brothers Brewing Company to come up with their newest creation – Big Hearts and Brass Balls, A Caleb Porter.
Porter visited the Widmer Brothers pilot brewery at the Moda Center in late August to help brew this special recipe with Widmer Brothers brewer and longtime Timbers fan Ben Dobler: a smooth Porter brewed with roasted malts and naked oats that offers roast, subtle chocolate character, and a velvety mouthfeel. This highly drinkable beer is ready just in time for the heated Cascadia Cup rivalry match against the Seattle Sounders on Sunday, October 13th, and for the MLS Cup playoff push to close the 2013 regular season.
The name of the beer comes from a statement Porter made following the Timbers victory over FC Dallas in June.
“…they [the Timbers] continued to show me that they have big hearts and brass balls, because they know how to get it done when the game is on the line. That’s the mark of a good team.”
The beer will be available in limited release. There will be nine total kegs at JELD-WEN Field during the Timbers vs. Sounders game on October 13th – one on the Widmer Brothers Southern Front and eight at two beer portables (near section 101 and 110) behind the Timbers Army.
Additionally, the porter will be served at the following bars starting on 10/13:
- Kells 21
- Thirsty Lion
- Cheerful Bullpen
- Gigantic Brewing
Get it while it lasts! Once it's gone, it's gone.
Tickets to Timbers vs. Sounders games are very hard to come by, especially when both teams are headed for playoff appearances. This week, Timbers fans have two opportunities to win tickets to this Sunday’s highly anticipated rivalry match.
The rivalry between Portland and Seattle has a rich history, and fans love reminiscing about their favorite rivalry moments. The Portland Timbers want you to describe your favorite moment from a Timbers vs. Sounders game.
Share your favorite Portland/Seattle moment on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #BeatSeattle (photos are encouraged). One winner will be chosen at random on Friday, October 11th at 5 PM PT to receive a VIP package for the Timbers vs. Sounders game on October 13th, including:
- one (1) Timbers jersey
two (2) tickets to the Timbers vs. Sounders match on October 13
- two (2) VIP passes to the pregame reception on the field
shop.portlandtimbers.com Ticket Contest
Now through 11:59 PM PST on Thursday, October 10th, any online order at shop.portlandtimbers.com is entered to win two (2) tickets to the Timbers vs. Sounders match on October 13th. Fans can also enter to win by signing up for the Timbers shop mailing list (no purchase necessary).
Additionally, any order of $75 or more placed before 11:59 PM PST on October 13th will receive free ground shipping.
One last Cascadia road trip of the 2013 regular season, one last chance to win a $100 gas card courtesy of 76.
All season 76 has been rewarding loyal fans who travel north to support the Timbers in Seattle and Vancouver. This Sunday, the Portland Timbers will play the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place in their final Cascadia Cup road match of the regular season. Not only is the match important for Cascadia Cup standings, but it has a strong impact on playoff positioning. There is no doubt many Timbers fans will make the trip.
The Timbers and 76 want fans to share their experience through Instagram. All you need to do is Instagram a shot of you traveling to or from this weekend's match with the hashtag #76roadtrip and you'll be eligible to win a $100 gas card and an autographed Timbers team jersey. Only photos posted Saturday-Monday will be considered.
Instagram user Edwin Trejo (@timbersmania) won for his post in August when he made the trip to Seattle to see the Timbers play the Sounders. Post your picture of your trip to Vancouver for a chance to win!
Onward, Rose City!
Several local collegiate teams are making some noise as the non-conference part of the schedule wraps up.
University of Portland Pilots
Beaverton, Oregon native and Timbers U-23 forward Jaime Velasco scored twice on Thursday night as the Pilots took down Oregon State University 3-0 at Merlo Field. Velasco’s first goal game in the 42nd minute to break a 0-0 draw. Teammate Eddie Sanchez doubled the score in the 59th and Velasco wrapped up the scoring in the closing seconds. The win puts the Pilots at 4-2-0 on the season.
On the women’s side, the Pilots senior Micaela Capelle scored twice on Sunday as the Pilots came back from 1-0 to defeat the Missouri Tigers 3-2 at Merlo Field. The #16 Pilots women are now 5-1-1 on the season as they head south to take on the San Diego State Aztecs on Sunday.
Both Pilots teams will return to Merlo Field on Friday, September 27, as part of a Pilots double-header. The men will face the Denver Pioneers at 4:30 p.m., and the women will play Wyoming following that game.
University of Oregon
Junior goalkeeper Abby Steele was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week after shutting out No. 6 BYU through regulation and two overtime periods on Thursday at Pape Field in Eugene. The Ducks host San Francisco in Eugene on Friday night at 7 p.m.
Oregon State University
The men’s team dropped a road game to the Pilots on Thursday, putting them at 5-2-0 on the season. The Beavers return home on Sunday to host San Jose State at 1 p.m.
The women’s team lost a closely contested 1-0 battle to Gonzaga in Spokane on Sunday. They have one final non-conference game remaining before beginning Pac-12 play. The Beavers host Cal Poly in Corvallis at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Portland State University
Sophomore goalkeeper Caitlin Plese was named Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week after making a career-high 10 saves in the Vikings 2-0 win over Hawaii. The Vikings host San Francisco on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Hillsboro Stadium.
Meet Denisse C.
Denisse was the Spread the Love packet recipient for the Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas match on August 17th. Cristina Calderon, her big sister from Big Brothers Big Sisters, nominated her.
"I have known her since I was 14 years old," said Denisse of her big sister Christina. "She has been there for me every step of the way since then."
Denisse says she was shocked when she received her welcome packet.
“I was so happy to know that everyone that she knew she picked me to go and watch a soccer game,” she said.
This was Denisse’s first soccer game and she says she was most looking forward to experiencing the electric atmosphere at JELD-WEN Field in person as opposed to television. The environment did not disappoint. Denisse said the atmosphere at the stadium was her favorite part of the game.
Meet Elvis K.
Elvis was the Spread the Love packet recipient for the Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps match on August 3rd. He was nominated by friend and former coworker Sara Treadway.
Elvis says he felt “overwhelming joy to receive the Timbers welcome packet and tickets to the game.” The last game he went to was three years ago, adding that he tried to get tickets this year but they were sold out. This time he got to bring his sons. He said his favorite part of the game was Ryan Johnson’s second-half header.
This weekend, the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders will face each other for the second time this season. The first match saw the Timbers draw even with Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field, and there is no doubt that many Timbers fans will once again make the trip.
Every match between the Timbers and Sounders is important, but this time around there is even more at stake. Not only is Portland looking to potentially reach the top of the MLS table, but the Timbers could also take sole possession of first place in the Cascadia Cup table. Arguably the most hyped match of the season, an expected 66,000 fans will be at CenturyLink Field to see the Sounders host the Timbers in a game that also features the first home match for new Sounders signing and USMNT forward Clint Dempsey.
As the season wears on, the costs of traveling to away Cascadia matches can start to add up. This season, our friends at 76 would like to support the fans that support the team. All you need to do is Instagram a shot of you traveling to or from this weekend's match with the hashtag #76roadtrip and you'll be eligible to win a $100 gas card and an autographed Timbers team jersey.
@daarontaylor won for his post in May when he made the trip to Vancouver, B.C. to see the Timbers play the Whitecaps. Post your picture of your trip to Seattle for a chance to win! Not going to Seattle this time? Never fear, the contest will also be happening for the Cascadia Cup rivalry match October 6th at Vancouver.
Onward, Rose City!