The U.S. Women’s National Team came to town and put on a quite a show of backheels and flicks. Headers and crosses. Goals and more goals. Could this all be a sign of things to come?
The Yanks throttled the Republic of Ireland 5-0 in a friendly Wednesday night at JELD-WEN Field as part of their Fan Tribute Tour. Fan favorite Alex Morgan had a clockwork-like hat trick scoring in the 24th, 34th, and 44th minute while second half substitute Sydney Leroux posted a brace with goals in the 62nd and 81st minute.
But much of the energy on the night was around the recent announcement last week by US Soccer of a new professional women’s league and Portland’s new team in it.
The Portland Timbers today announced that the club will play host to their second-annual preseason tournament at JELD-WEN Field from Feb. 17-23. The host Timbers will be joined once again by Swedish first-division side AIK and the San Jose Earthquakes as well as FC Dallas.
Ireland Women's National Team features five players born in the US
Match at JELD-WEN Field will be sixth on U.S. WNT Fan Tribute Tour. Purchase tickets at JELD-WEN Field Box Office, Portland Ticketmaster centers or at ussoccer.com starting Monday, Nov. 5.
Anyone can recognize the great atmosphere of JELD-WEN Field during a Timbers match, but it’s also a great, intimate spot for a holiday party during the offseason.
The Portland Timbers are wrapping up the season this Saturday against San Jose Earthquakes and with a bit of The Local Grind.
CHICAGO (Oct. 4, 2012) – U.S. Soccer has added has added two more matches to the U.S. Women’s National Team Fan Tribute Tour, presented by Panasonic, with games against Ireland on Nov. 28 in Portland, Ore., and Dec. 1 in Glendale, Ariz.
The 2012 London Olympics gold medalists will host their sixth leg of the tour in Portland at JELD-WEN Field, the home of Major League Soccer’s Portland Timbers, and then face Ireland at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.
Yo-ho, yo-ho, it’s A Cajun Life for the Portland Timbers and fans on Saturday’s match against DC United.
Soccer...baseball...dog racing...ski jumping?