Timbers Box to Box: The Jewsbury sparkplug, Lowry's college teammate on Revs
The Timbers notched their first victory on Tuesday with a 2-0 U.S. Open Cup play-in win over Chivas USA at the University of Portland. As the squad preps to face the New England Revolution back in MLS regular-season play, can the momentum carry into a first MLS league win? Also, Timbers rookie Spencer Thompson talks about making the team.
Paul Danzer of The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.) explains how midfielder Jack Jewsbury had the task of injecting some energy and leadership into Tuesday’s game after coming on as a late substitute. Jewsbury did just that, scoring once and assisting on another goal as the Timbers beat Chivas USA.
Saturday won’t be the first foray into the Northeast for the Timbers. Here’s an interesting look back at the Timbers’ history against New England-based teams by Brian O’Connell of New England Soccer Today.
Timbers forward Spencer Thompson shares his thoughts on fighting for a roster spot with Jason P. Skoda of Thompson’s hometown Ahwatukee Foothills News.
Each week, we’ll give you some insight behind enemy lines and show you what they’re saying about the Timbers’ opponent.
Frank Dell’Apa of the Boston Globe has a look at one more component of the Revs’ midfield, rookie Stephen McCarthy. The 22-year-old played two years at Santa Clara University with Timbers’ midfielder Peter Lowry.
Playing their home games at Gillette Stadium, home of the NFL’s New England Patriots, Revolution owner Jonathan Kraft is committed to helping find a suitable location to build a soccer-specific stadium for the Revs, continues Dell’Apa in the Boston Globe.
The Revs, according to assistant coach Stephen Myles, are focusing on themselves prior to the match against the Timbers says CSNNE.com’s Danny Picard.
Peter Gobis of The Sun Chronicle (Attleboro, Mass.) has a look at the Revs’ positive start to the season, highlighting the play of veteran midfielder Shalrie Joseph.