Portland Timbers 2014 Season
The Rose City of Portland, Oregon has a team they can definitely be proud of in the Portland Timbers. In just three seasons of MLS competition, the Timbers have established themselves, along with their Cascadia rivals in Seattle and Vancouver, as one of the league’s elite sides. It starts with head coach Caleb Porter, who made a name for himself in American soccer circles as coach at the University of Akron. In Porter’s first season at the helm of the Timbers, Portland topped the Western Conference table and nearly made it to the MLS Cup finals, being eliminated by Real Salt Lake in the conference finals by a 5-2 aggregate. Returning for the 2014 campaign are leading scorer Diego Valeri, a designated player from Argentina; African midfielders Darlington Nagbe (Liberia) and Steve Zakuani (Dem. Rep. of the Congo); and goalkeeping stalwart Donovan Ricketts (Jamaica). Look for Timber Jim to rev up his chainsaw many more times in 2014.
10/22/13 - The Western Conference is so tight this season that the Timbers could finish in fourth or first place in the standings with just one regular season game left. Portland will travel to Los Angeles to play CD Chivas USA; a win could give the team their first Conference title. Portland has clinched a MLS Cup Playoffs berth as have their rivals Seattle Sounders. The team is also guaranteed a home game at JELD-WEN Field in the MLS Playoffs which will certainly prove to be advantageous considering they’ve won 15 games in a row at home this season. Considering Portland Timbers tickets were the most expensive entering the 2013 season, we’d expect prices for MLS Cup Playoff tickets to be no different. After finishing next to last just a season ago, excitement is high for this Portlandia team.