Friday, May 7, 2010

Kickin’ it in Soccer City USA: A look at the past, present & future of the Portland Timbers

The current Timbers roster includes 27 players, among them nine international contenders from Haiti, Japan, Sweden and several other countries. They made it to the USL semifinals last year before losing to Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the squad they defeated in the first round of the 2007 postseason.

Expect that rivalry to continue, as Vancouver is also headed for MLS in 2011 when they, along with Portland, bring the league’s number of teams to 18. Pairs of teams compete in annual rivalry cups, so expect the two newest teams to be matched up for a new cup in 2011.

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