This is your one-stop-shop for all the info you need about Portland Timbers. We will give you our latest Timbers picks together with the club’s full schedule. We will also take a trip down the memory lane, and go through the club’s history. So, buckle up and let’s begin.
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Last season, the Timbers had the misfortune of being forced to play the first 12 matches away, due to massive renovations of Providence Park. The strain of the travels definitely left its mark, as the club finished 6th in the Western Conference, with 49 points.
The Timbers made it into the postseason for the third consecutive year, only to lose out to Minnesota United 2-1.
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Going into the 2020 season, we can see that the club kept most of its core. The Timbers will be led by Diego Chara and Diego Valeri, the club’s veterans, who have been part of the lineup since 2011.
The Timbers opened up their preseason campaign by winning three matches in Costa Rica, which is a promising start. With its key players still around, it will be interesting to see if the club can again make it into the postseason.
History of Portland Timbers
And now, it’s time for a brief look at the history of the Timbers. We will go into the early days of the club’s creation, cover some of its best results and players.
It might surprise you to hear that the early days of the Timbers go back to 1975. When the North American Soccer League expanded its franchise to Portland, there was an open contest to decide on the club’s name.
In their debut season in 1975, the club actually went on to play the championship game, the Soccer Bowl ‘75. Ultimately, The Timbers ended up losing to the Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-0. Despite the loss, however, the Timbers’ success led to such popularity that Portland became recognized as “Soccer City USA”.
Despite the support, however, by the end of the decade, the club was beset with a string of poor results. Finally, the end of 1982 saw the team folded due to low revenue.
The current club was founded in 2009 when Portland got an expansion berth from MLS. Owned by Peregrine Sports, the Timbers have made Providence Park their home stadium in 2011. The club is part of MLS’ Western Conference.
Turning to the best results, the club ended up first in the Western Conference in 2013, 2015 and 2017. 2015 also saw them winning their first trophy, the MLS Cup.
The Timbers honor their star players and contributors by giving them a spot in the club’s Ring of Honor. The names of inducted players are displayed in the upper northeast corner of Providence Park. At this point, there are five names on the list of inductees- Clive Charles, Timber Jim (the only non-player), John Bain, Jimmy Conway, and Mick Hoban.