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JUNE 12, 2010
New Timbers crest finally debuts!
After a long wait, Timbers fans will finally get a chance to see the new Timbers MLS logo when it's debuted during halftime of the USA vs. England World Cup game. The Timbers will be hosting viewing of the World Cup matchup at Directors Park in downtown Portland, with the logo set to debut at halftime. The Timbers have posted four videos in the past few weeks leaking some information about the shape and color, but the final logo finally goes on display (and on sale) today!

Also, the Timbers announced their first partner corporation for the MLS team, with Burgerville signing on.
06/09/10: Timbers to reveal new MLS crest Saturday (Timber website)
06/09/10: Burgerville becomes Timbers' first MLS founding partner (Timber website)
Timbers release final new crest clue video
Timbers unveil new MLS crest video clue No. 3
The Axe: Timbers unveil clue No. 2 for new MLS logo
Timbers introduce video ‘clues’ to new MLS logo

MARCH 20, 2010
MLS and players reach agreement on Collective Bargaining Agreement
March 20 should be a holday for the soon-to-come Major League Soccer Portland Timbers, as it was the date (in 2009) when the new franchise was announced, and in 2010, it brings the announcement that Major League Soccer and the Major League Soccer Players Union have reached an agreement in principle on a new collective bargaining agreement that will avert a possible 2010 strike, and would have been a huge wrench in the planning of the Timbers entering the league in 2011.

The new agreement will be valid for five years.
03/20/10: MLS, players reach agreement in principle on CBA (Major League Soccer website)

MARCH 8, 2010
KPTV goes one-on-one with Merritt Paulson
A nice video interview with Timbers owner Merritt Paulson has been posted at the KPTV website. Merritt talks about Portland, the Beavers, Gavin, and of course the coming MLS team and the associated renovations at PGE Park.
03/08/10: One-On-One: Timbers Owner Merritt Paulson (Timbers MLS website)

MARCH 1, 2010
MLS Timbers hire Mike Golub as Chief Operating Officer
The Timbers made a major announcement today for their MLS staff, as Mike Golub was announced as the Chief Operating Officer for the MLS franchise. Golub will oversee all business operations for the Timbers, having been a consultant for the MLS Timbers for the past year, and having previously worked for Nike, the Trail Blazers and Vulcan Sports and Entertainment.

03/01/10: MLS Timbers hire Mike Golub as Chief Operating Officer (Timbers MLS website)
03/01/10: Mike Golub will be Portland Timbers' chief operating officerMike Golub will be Portland Timbers' chief operating officer (OregonLive)

FEBRUARY 8, 2010
Q&A with Gavin Wilkinson
Timbers coach Gavin Wilkinson, who will move to the Technical Director position for the MLS Timbers next year, answers some questions on the Timbers MLS website.

02/08/10: Q&A: Gavin Wilkinson (Timbers MLS website)

FEBRUARY 3, 2010
Final hurdle crossed as City Council approves stadium funding
Nearly a year after the Timbers were anounced as MLS's 18th team, and nearly a year of negotiating the details, the final approval for funding for renovations to PGE Park [b]finally[/b] passed today, on a 4-1 vote (Amanda Fritz cemented her no vote nearly a year ago), which means the Timbers [b]will[/b] be an expansion team in Major League Soccer starting in March, 2011!

02/03/10: Portland finalizes MLS for 2011, deposits available (Timbers website)
02/03/10: Portland finalizes MLS for 2011, deposits available (Timbers website)
02/03/10: Finally, MLS comes to Portland (and other Timbers news!) (OregonLive Timbers Blog)
01/27/10: Major League Soccer in Portland a go, but Beavers baseball still stymied (OregonLive)
01/25/10: MLS - the right move for the Rose City (OregonLive Timbers Blog)
01/21/10: City completes deal to bring MLS to Portland (Timbers MLS website)
01/21/10: Major League Soccer deal has new guarantee, political support (OregonLive)
01/21/10: Timbers tidbits for a rainy day (OregonLive Timbers Blog)
01/21/10: City And Paulson Reach Deal On PGE Park Renovation (OPB)
01/21/10: City: PGE Park pro soccer makeover a 'done deal' (KGW Video)
01/21/10: Portland's soccer history with Timber Jim (KGW Video)

JANUARY 18, 2010
Gavin Wilkinson named Technical Director for MLS team
The Timbers announced today that General Manager and Coach Gavin Wilkinson will server as Technical Director for the Timbers MLS franchise when they begin play in 2011. Gavin is the only person who has been with the Timbers USL franchise each year since they began play in 2001, and as the coach for the past three seasons, has lead the team to the semifinals twice, to the Commissioner's Cup last year, and has 37-22-29 record as head coach.

01/18/10: Gavin Wilkinson named MLS Timbers technical director (OregonLive Timbers Blog)
01/18/10: Gavin Wilkinson named Timbers' technical director for MLS team (OregonLive)
01/18/10: Timbers name Gavin Wilkinson Technical Director (Timbers MLS website)

01/14/10:Danny Mwanga picked No. 1 by Philadelphia Union in MLS SuperDraft (OregonLive)
01/14/10: PGE Park Deal Delayed At Least One More Week (Willamette Week)
01/11/10: PGE Park deal could be filed Thursday (DJC Oregon)
01/13/10: Major League Soccer deal expected next week, Portland Mayor Sam Adams says (OregonLive)
01/06/10: Adams gives Paulson a 'pass' to begin work at PGE Park (KATU)
01/06/10: City Council allows limited work on PGE Park (OregonLive)
01/01/10: A Fan’s Perspective – The Story of the Timbers Army (The Original Winger)
12/25/10: A sugarplum of a soccer stadium (OregonLive)
12/22/09:Timbers announce plans to renovate PGE Park (Timbers website)
12/21/09: Timbers' coaching candidates include John Spencer, Houston Dynamo assistant (OregonLive)
12/01/09: Talks continue on converting PGE Park for soccer play (OregonLive)
10/14/09: What the Portland Timbers Mean to the Credibility of MLS (MLS Talk)

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Portland was known as "Soccer City USA" during the heyday of the Timbers in the 1970's, and has maintained that reputation, even without a professional team calling the city home for several years. After a US National Team 1-0 victory over Costa Rica at Civic Stadium in 1997, the players described the fans as the best the US National Team had ever seen. That excitement returned to Portland in 2001 as the newest member of the A-League, the Portland Timbers, had the 2nd highest attendance in the league, had two crowds over 11,000, and advanced to the second round of the playoffs in their first year.

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2010 Timbers Schedule
Wed17at U of PortlandW 2-0
Sat6at Oregon StateW 2-0
Thu11at SeattleW 1-0
Sat20at San JoseD 1-1
Fri26Vancouver (t)W 2-0
Sat27U of Portland (t)W 1-0
Sat3at KitsapL 2-3
Sat10Seattle U (t)W 2-0
Thu22St. Louis #7:00
Sun25at Montreal11:00a
Thu29Vancouver #7:00
Sat1Puntarenas FC7:00
Thu13Baltimore #7:00
Sat15St. Louis #7:00
Sat22at Baltimore4:00
Sun6Carolina #6:00
Wed9at Austin5:30
Sat12at Miami4:30
Thu17Minnesota #7:00
Sat19at Minnesota5:00
Sun27Tampa Bay #5:00
Thu22at Vancouver7:30
Wed28at St. Louis5:10
Sat31at Tampa Bay4:30
Wed4at Rochester4:00
Wed11Minnesota #7:00
Sat14at St. Louis5:10
Sat21at Minnesota5:00
Thu26Austin #7:00
Sun29Baltimore #6:00
Thu2Puerto Rico7:00
Sat11at Carolina4:00
Sat18at Puerto Rico5:05
Sat25at Baltimore4:00
Sat2at Vancouver4:00
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