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Pick the Houston Dynamo Lineup against the Portland Timbers

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Who's in your starting XI?

The Houston Dynamo embarks on its first game on the road and they head towards inhospitable waters as they make their way towards Portland, Oregon to take on the Timbers. The Timbers are the lone team above them in the Western Conference standings and a win over them in front of their incredible fan base would certainly cause other MLS clubs to take notice of the new-look Dynamo.

THE LONELY GARBER - An Away Day Guide to: Portland Timbers

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"Curved is the new straight" Welcome to "The Lonely Garber" - a highly factual-ish travel guide for the adventurous football supporter to some of Major League Soccer's most fabled destinations. Also: Columbus. Join us now as we continue our way across this girthy continent...

THE OPPONENT:
PORTLAND TIMBERS JELD-WEN FIELD - Portland, Oregon
THE TOWN:
Long before being the hippest town in America was popular, Portland, Oregon was "America's Hippest Town".

Portland’s unique place in the NWSL

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Portland, Oregon is my weird little hometown that recently has gained some fame as a city friendly to bikes, nudists, environmental lovers and most notably, as the subject of the TV show Portlandia. While I decline to comment on the accuracy of that show in general, I must point out another feature of this paragon of the Northwest: we also feature some of the most fervent soccer supporters in the United States.

Portland: USA’s Soccer Front

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The Timbers Army has gotten so big it has become a membership driven, non-profit entity. Members' dues and merchandise sales finance community projects. It fits right in with the city's progressive wavelength.

Portland – USA’s Soccer Front / Wayne Rooney Speaks Latin

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Portland, Oregon Portland is soccer mad. I stepped off the plane to see Portland Timbers merchandise everywhere. Even a fast food burger joint was selling scarves and hats along with the fries.

The city was buzzing with anticipation. Seattle Sounders were in town for a nationally televised MLS game on NBC last Saturday.

Aston Villa Defeats Portland Timbers On Penalty Kicks [PHOTO]

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In a spirited and sometimes sloppily played match, Aston Villa defeated Portland Timbers 5-4 Tuesday night in a penalty shoot-out at Jeld Wen Field in Portland, Oregon. The teams tied 2-2 at the end of regulation time. With the victory, ...

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El gol y festejo del año en la MLS de David Beckham

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Aclaro que es de David Beckham porque todavía no termina la liga americana , así que esperemos y nos falten por ver mejores goles.

David Beckham hace dos golazos en la victoria 5-3 de LA Galaxy sobre Portland.El disparo que realizo el astro mundial de la moda, perdón del fútbol Beckham ha causado sensación, el tiro fue desde 35 yardas (estilo americano).

Portlandia Episode Features Portland’s Timbers Army

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Friday nights episode of the quirky IFC comedy hit Portlandia, featured the Timbers Army in one the shows sketches. The show starting Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen that takes place in and pokes fun at Portland, Oregon, managed to squeeze in a skit that included the Portland Timbers supporters group.

Supporting Operation Pitch Invasion

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A significant portion of the proceeds ($10 per scarf) from all pre-orders this week of the new Pitch Invasion bar scarf will be donated to benefit the Operation Pitch Invasion charity in Portland, Oregon. Here's why...

When supporters of the Portland Timbers, organized by the 107ist Trust and Timbers Army, announced in 2011 that they were launching a new charity called Operation Pitch Invasion to support the growth of the game at the grassroots level in Portland, Pitch Invasion's interest was piqued by more than just the Doppelgänger.

Alaska Airlines Gives Portland Timbers' Fans A Reason to Cheer

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Almost a week ago, Alaska Airlines debuted the final product of their "Paint the Plane" contest to fans. The MLS themed plane celebrates the city's very own Portland Timbers and was a combination of designs submitted by Paul Wright of Portland, Oregon and John Bode of San Mateo, California.

As the official airline and shirt sponsor for the club, Alaska Airlines has extended another benefit to Timbers' fans who will be flying out of the Portland International Airport during the current MLS season.

Portland Timbers ‘spice up’ ad campaign

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SEATTLE/PORTLAND In September, the Portland Timbers planted a slightly taunting billboard near Qwest Field declaring "PORTLAND, OREGON SOCCER CITY USA 2011." But it didn't look like this. As part of the "There's no pity in the Rose City" marketing campaign, billboards are popping up around Portland featuring attractive women (and men) holding forestry tools.

Premier Developments

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I'm headed to Portland, Oregon this morning to broadcast tomorrow evening's Premier Development League championship match on Fox Soccer Channel (7pm ET/4pm PT Saturday, check your local listings and all that). The Portland Timbers U23s are trying to cap a perfect season (they're 18-0-0) and have home field advantage.

Manchester City Add Portland Timbers Friendly to US Tour Schedule

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Manchester City will play Portland Timbers in a friendly in July as part of their US preseason tour.

Starting July 13, City will begin a nine-day training camp at Nike's headquarters outside Portland, Oregon, prior to leaving for the east coast of their US tour.

"Not only is Nike's excellence in sport, research and product development world renowned, but in their Portland campus they have some of the finest training facilities in America," said City manager Roberto Mancini.

Purdy jugó los 90 minutos ante Puntarenas tico

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El salvadoreño Steven Purdy estuvo los 90 minutos en el juego que su equipo, el Portland Timbers, fue derrotado 3-1 por el Puntarenas tico en un juego amistoso juega en la ciudad de Portland, Oregon. El Timbers marcha primero en la liga USSF Division 2, que es la que viene debajo de la MLS.


Timbers Army Responds To OregonLive Piece

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For the sake of showing both sides to the story, I'd like to reprint in full the Timbers Army's response (courtesy of Finns Wake) to the OregonLive piece I linked to in an earlier post today. I'm certainly not taking sides on the issue, I just feel compelled to share both views on this.

Abby Wambach

Abby Wambach faces drink driving charge

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Photo credit: AFP

Abby Wambach, who retired from football in October after helping the United States win the Women's World Cup, was arrested Sunday in Portland, Oregon, on a drink-driving charge.

Wambach, 35, was booked at 2:02 am and charged with A misdemeanor, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

Abby Wambach faces drink driving charge

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Photo credit: AFP

Abby Wambach, who retired from football in October after helping the United States win the Women's World Cup, was arrested Sunday in Portland, Oregon, on a drink-driving charge.

Wambach, 35, was booked at 2:02 am and charged with A misdemeanor, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

Manchester United

The Premier League Bar Viewing Experience In Portland, Oregon

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A recent Sunday morning in Portland, Oregon. Early. A brief gargling with Scope does little to wash out the heavy taste of Saturday night's Rogue Ales and Jamesons. The streets are as deserted as those inThe Walking Deadand the sun ......

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Rooney ‘Half A Stone Lighter’ Upon Man Utd Return

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By Chris Wright

After spending the last four weeks recuperating from an ankle injury under the expert supervision of the poolside medical team at Dubai's five-star Burj Al Arab Hotel before moving on to Nike's HQ in Portland, Oregon for a spot of tabloid-dodging/additional conditioning work, it seems that Wayne Rooney has returned to Manchester United in rude health.

Manchester City Planning U.S. Tour?

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Just days after word leaked out about a possible tour of the United States by Manchester United this coming summer, their cross-town rivals have reportedly begun discussing a similar excursion. Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook is said to be interested in increasing the team's fanbase in America, passing up the financial gains that would come with spending another pre-season in Asia or the Middle East, areas where the club has experienced greater popularity in recent years.

Major League Soccer

Picks of the week 6 July

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I was too slow as I was spending several days vacation in Turkey. I am back with few goals that got my attention and I would like to share:



This could be the unselfish play of the season, any player dreams to score a wonderful goal after long dribble, but the Uruguayan Diego Guastavino, who plays for SK Brann in Norway showed a great example.

Picks of the week 6 July

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I was too slow as I was spending several days vacation in Turkey. I am back with few goals that got my attention and I would like to share:



This could be the unselfish play of the season, any player dreams to score a wonderful goal after long dribble, but the Uruguayan Diego Guastavino, who plays for SK Brann in Norway showed a great example.

SJ INTERVIEW WITH DANNY MWANGA – PHILADELPHIA UNION STRIKER

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Danny Mwanga was the first overall pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft, and plays striker for the Philadelphia Union. This 19 year-old rookie made an impact immediately after arriving in Major League Soccer for the league's newest team. We here at Soccer Jones had the chance to ask this Rookie of the Year candidate a few questions in an exclusive Soccer Jones interview.

Montreal Impact could be move to the MLS in 2012

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Soccer has called a Friday news conference to announce it is awarding an expansion team to Montreal.A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the team will start playing in 2012 and be the league's 19th city. The person spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because an official announcement had not been made.

hollywood

Innovaciones para el Juego de las Estrellas NBA 2011

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Adidas da a conocer las innovaciones para el Juego de las Estrellas NBA 2011
adidas lanza el nuevo uniforme, el primer jersey opcional con TECHFIT PowerWeb y el calzado para el Juego de las Estrellas NBA
PORTLAND, Oregon. (31 de enero de 2011) – adidas, el proveedor oficial para la Asociación Nacional de Basquetbol dio a conocer el día de hoy el nuevo diseño del uniforme y las innovaciones para el 60mo Juego de las Estrellas de la NBA en Los Angeles.

It's Time Again...

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...for the U.S. Soccer community to unite. And lots of that is done at Official U.S. Soccer Bars. Here are a few more scenes from fans watching the England game and we know that even though the match vs. Slovenia is a bit earlier (10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT), that the pubs still will be packed. I mean, where would you rather be on a Friday morning?

NIKE

Why Is Rooney Coming to the US?

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Wayne Rooney finally flew out to the United States yesterday for the trip to Niketown that has raised eyebrows throughout football.

The Manchester United striker has not played since mid-October and has been engulfed by revelations about his private life and speculation about his future at Old Trafford.

The New Nike Total 90 Tracer Debuts in New York

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If it can make it here, it can make it anywhere ...

The new Nike Total 90 Tracer ball makes it U.S. National Team debut tonight at the New Meadowlands. Designed for unrivalled consistency, accuracy, touch and visual acuity, the ball delivers superior playing benefits for players at every level.

World Cup

countdown to euphoria... anxiety

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In exactly two weeks the 2010 World Cup will begin in South Africa. For soccerheads, Christmas comes only once every four years. But it lasts a month.

These two weeks are going to feel interminable, though. It can't come fast enough. The trick is to stay busy until kick-off... not to give into the anxiety.

Where Will He Live: One Fan Chooses Home By The World Cup Winner

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It sounds like a decent concept that or a drunken bet doesn't it: promising to live in the country which wins the World Cup. The World Cup would become part insanity, part crippling fear as if it needed to add any more to the laundry list of mental anguishes.

One man from Portland, Oregon is doing it, which sounds like fun until you consider he doesn't particularly want to move.

Good Causes: The Non-Profit "These Numbers Have Faces" are doing a charity-based World Cup Bracket!

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By Eric Beard

If you were planning on throwing down some money for this summer's World Cup, why not do it to benefit a good cause? Here at AFR we're all about spreading the word for some of the problems that need to be dealt with around the world, and with South Africa in the spotlight, we thought we would enlighten you on an organization doing great work in the Rainbow Nation.

5 Reasons Why Manchester City Can Conquer America

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Manchester City is considering embarking on a preseason tour of the United States this summer to establish itself as a global brand and to gain ground on Manchester United's popularity overseas.

The report in The Guardian from last Tuesday says that the talks are only at a preliminary stage, but there have been talks about staging one of the preseason games (after the World Cup) in either New York or Philadelphia.

The Rest

ESPN- MLS hopes to build National Profile

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ESPN- MLS hopes to build National Profile

Decent article. Portland shoutouts though with Jeld Wen Field picture and this line that made me chuckle:

"When your hottest team is in Portland, Oregon, it reinforces the perception you are a fringe sport that will do well to pull a slow build toward a 2.

Ramos calls 24 for U-20 camp

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US U-20 head coach Tab Ramos today announced a 24 player roster for an upcoming camp in Portland, Oregon and it will feature top players like Luis Gil, Will Packwood, and Juan Ocegueda.

The New Pitch Invasion Scarf & Book – Special Offer This Weekend

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With the Pitch Invasion book release party tonight in Chicago, today seemed a propitious time to launch the new Pitch Invasion online store.

Through the weekend, you can take 20% off all the store items by entering the coupon code "PI" at checkout. The store features The Very Best of Pitch Invasion book, stylish PI stickers and buttons, and an all new Pitch Invasion scarf an embroidered bar scarf available in very limited quantities via pre-order until January 30th.

Buehler and Krieger at Tim Finnigan's

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On Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m., two days before the USA faces Sweden at the University of Phoenix Stadium, the U.S. WNT will hold its second bar event of the year after a successful Handshake Contest judged by Lori Lindsey and Megan Rapinoe in Portland, Oregon at Kells back in September.

Here in Phoenix, U.

Dugoni putting defensive stamp on Mjondalen

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Norway's newest yank, Graham Dugoni, says his transition from Portland, Oregon to 1. Division club Mjondalen is going smoothly.

Minnesota’s Two Participating Teams in US Youth Soccer’s National Championship Have Mixed Results

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The Minnesota Thunder Academy U-16 girls found themselves in the tournament after losing in the region II finals but qualifying anyway. The NSA Premier Fury (IL) defeated the MTA girls in the final but the Illinois team had a free pass to nationals because of their runner-up finish in the girls National League competition.