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!
The CenturyLink Nagbe Photobomb contest has ended and the lucky winner is Instagram user @davelipps. David won for his picture of a #NagbePhotoBomb during a hike with his visiting brother and sister.
“We had a really fun time hiking with the Nagbe cut out,” said David. “My sister and brother had flown in for an action packed weekend filled with going to the game, Portland restaurants and three days of backpacking. They are thrilled that we won.”
David won an autographed jersey and had the opportunity to meet Darlington Nagbe after the Timbers win against Colorado on September 20th.
University of Portland Pilots
After over a week off, the men return to the field on Friday night to face Denver at 4:30 p.m. at Merlo Field. The men play again on Sunday when they host Southern Methodist at 10:30 a.m.
The women claimed their third straight win in a 2-1 comeback at San Diego State. Senior Micaela Capelle scored 12 seconds into the second half to equalize and senior Ellen Parker notched the game winner in the 81st. The women face Wyoming on Friday at Merlo Field in the second half of the doubleheader with the men’s team.
University of Oregon Ducks
The Ducks got an equalizer from redshirt-sophomore defender Reilley Moore to finish 1-1 in a double-overtime draw against San Francisco last Friday. Oregon begins Pac-12 play tonight when they host Washington State in Eugene.
Oregon State University Beavers
The Beavers men bounced back from a loss to the Portland Pilots with a 1-0 win at home against San Jose State on Sunday afternoon. The Beavers look to build on that win when they host Northwest Christian in Corvallis on Friday at 4 p.m.
On the women’s side, the Beavers notched a dominating 3-0 win against Cal Poly last Friday night. After a week off, the Beavers begin Pac-12 play when they host Washington on Friday night in Corvallis. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Portland State University Vikings
The Vikings women played to a 0-0 draw against San Francisco on Sunday afternoon at Hillsboro Stadium. They open Big Sky Conference play on Friday afternoon when they host Northern Colorado at Hillsboro Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
University of Memphis
Timbers U-23 forward Mark Sherrod scored in the Tigers 3-1 over Mercer on Tuesday night. The Tigers returns to action against conference opponent Rutgers on Saturday night.
Timbers U-23 midfielder Jose Ribas notched his second assist of the season in Creighton’s 2-2 draw with Michigan State on Tuesday. The Bluejays return to the field on Saturday when they face Georgetown in the nation’s capitol.
LaRog Brothers Jewelers is the newest partner of the Portland Timbers. LaRog has been a part of the Portland community selling engagement rings and jewelry for over 100 years. Now, LaRog has introduced a unique new item that captures the Timbers spirit, the Official Timbers Wrist Watch.
This one-of-a-kind wood wristwatch is made of reclaimed American Walnut and features precision Japanese Miyota movement. The handmade, laser-engraved watch has an axe on the minute hand has fully adjustable wrist links. It is available in men’s ($169) and women’s ($169), plus a children’s watch will be available soon.
Check it out at www.timberswatch.com.
The LaRog Brothers have also partnered with the Timbers for a fun way to win one of these watches. With LaRog now an official sponsor of stoppage time in Timbers matches, they will be giving away a pair of watches to lucky seat holders if the Timbers score a goal during LaRog Time at home matches. The potential winners will be announced right as stoppage time begins. Make sure you keep an eye out to see if your seat is potentially a winner!
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.
Devout fans of any sports team like to flex their knowledge of their favorite side. Well, Timbers fans, here’s your chance to prove what you know while earning great prizes, and most importantly, helping out a worthy cause.
Join other Timbers fans at the Sellwood Public House on Wednesday, October 2nd at 7 PM for Timbers trivia. Fans will be able to compete for Timbers Army prizes and bid on two team-autographed raffle items.
Teams are limited to 6 members and there is $10 entry fee per person that will go directly to Operation Pitch Invasion’s Bless Field project. So grab five friends and head out to Sellwood Public House on October 2nd to prove once and for all that you are the most knowledgeable Timbers fan.
A Friday night match means an unusual, weekday opportunity to win the Stumptown Coffee Roasters Instagram contest.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters want to know what your ritual is. Will you wear your Timbers jersey to work? Are you going to drink your morning Stumptown from your Timbers coffee mug? Are you going to call in sick to get to JELD-WEN Field early?
Throughout the 2013 season, the Portland Timbers and Stumptown Coffee Roasters are asking fans to share their pre-game rituals for the first home match of every month. All you have to do is Instagram a shot of your morning pregame ritual and share it 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
Last month, @marshmueller won the Stumptown & Timbers prize pack for this Instagram of her son and his handmade Cascadia cape. For full contest rules, click here.
Last month, KeyBank asked, "What would you do with $1,000?" And boy, did you let us know. With numerous entries all posted and tagged on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #PTFC1K, it was tough to choose.
The $1,000 grand prize winning entry came from Instagram user @chelele who plans on using the money to help pay for costly surgery.
Our fourth weekly $250 winner comes from Twitter user @kldamassa who says she would use the money to spend more family time at JELD-WEN Field.
Our previous three winners were @erikmartinkeating, @ali_bella1, and @kjhaltz. Thanks for all the fantastic submissions and see all the winners below:
— Kristi DaMassa (@kldamassa) August 21, 2013
The USMNT is back in action tonight as they take on Costa Rica in World Cup Qualifying (7pm PT, beIN Sport). Currently sitting atop the group with 13 points, the Yanks are eager to further distance themselves from the second place Ticos who lay two points behind on 11.
Gamesmanship has run high all week in the lead-up to the match with reports that the Costa Rican authorities wouldn't provide training soccer balls, cow mascots interrupting Jurgen Klinsmann press conferences and much more all as a kind of payback for the memorable snow game qualifier on U.S. soil in Colorado. In near whiteout conditions. The USMNT defeated Costa Rica 1-0 back in March and Costa Rica protested bitterly about the blizzard-like conditions.
KICKTV's excellent series on qualification, aptly named The Hex, has traveled to San Jose, Costa Rica to witness the proceedings. It should be a great match.
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.