Timbers 2 Thread

Discussion in 'United Soccer Leagues' started by msilverstein47, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. Owen Thornhill

    Dec 22, 2012
    Club:
    Cork City
    He worked with the Timbers youth academy. I don't think he is as good but he won't be bad. MLS Superdraft is next week and Timbers pick will go into the T2 squad which should help.
     
  2. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Country:
    United States
  3. Owen Thornhill

    Dec 22, 2012
    Club:
    Cork City
    http://www.timbers.com/post/2016/01/26/t2-announce-schedule-2016-usl-season

    2 "Out of market games". As a season ticket holder this annoy's me as it may mean I wont make it to the games (Depending on where exactly they are played). 2 games in Providence Park which is ok but I prefer a snug Merlo field than a mostly empty PP. I really home the offer cheap beer and push those games and get more than 5k in the stadium. But live football is getting close.
     
  4. Owen Thornhill

    Dec 22, 2012
    Club:
    Cork City
    Timbers 2 looking at holding one of their "out of market games" in Boise Idaho.
     
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  5. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Country:
    United States
    #30 msilverstein47, Feb 17, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2016
    ok I'll bite...so why exactly would you do that???

    ah I think that I found my answer:

    Portland Timbers, Thorns FC form partnership with Idaho Youth Soccer Association
    May 14, 2015
     
  6. Owen Thornhill

    Dec 22, 2012
    Club:
    Cork City
    And its in the Timber's "development territory" and hoping to develop a closer relationship. As a T2 season ticket holder, I'm sort of worried that they might move the USL team too Boise if crowds are good/better there. The U23 currently play outside Providence and Merlo field so sort of "out of market" Vancouver, Salem for example
     
  7. USFootiefan1980

    Los Angeles
    United States
    Aug 19, 2005
    Club:
    --other--
    Country:
    United States
    I don't think there's much to worry about, the whole point of the "2" teams is to keep these guys close so they can learn and practice the same thing as the first team, so if/when they crack the 1st team it's a smoother transition.
     
  8. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Country:
    United States
    http://www.uslpdl.com/news_article/show/753421?referrer_id=2242498

    TAMPA, Fla. – A partner of the Portland Timbers since 2013, the Capital Fútbol Club Timbers have announced a stronger affiliation with the MLS club’s PDL franchise ahead of the 2017 season. The Capital FC Timbers will handle the day-to-day operations of the PDL team, which will still compete as the Portland Timbers U23, while the MLS club will provide resources and assist with player recruitment and selection.
     
  9. Owen Thornhill

    Dec 22, 2012
    Club:
    Cork City
    We won a home game!!!
     
  10. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Country:
    United States
  11. Owen Thornhill

    Dec 22, 2012
    Club:
    Cork City
    S2 and Whitecaps 2 likely to leave USL. With the way the front office has treated T2 this season I doubt there will be a T2 next year and if there is we could be in Montrael attendance if we do, unless they actually invest in the team. Average attendance this season has been significantly lower than it was last year (1 game with lots of free tickets distorted that average figure). It's not the venue that's the problem, its that they replaced a pro reserve team with a semi-pro u23 team including letting go a bunch of promising talent, most notably Karlton Belmar. 1 season with Swope Park and he is going to MLS. Timbers had a lot of injuries around June and had to rely on a few T2 players who were barely better than PDL standard if at all.
     
  12. hipityhop

    hipityhop Member

    Jan 10, 1999
    Somewhere near the Swope Park Rangers!
    Club:
    SønderjyskE
    Country:
    Botswana
    Maybe that's why this team is headed to Boise next year.
     
  13. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Country:
    United States
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  14. Owen Thornhill

    Dec 22, 2012
    Club:
    Cork City
    Lane United From Eugene OR want to eventually join the USL and are just building a stadium. That would be close to Portland (about 2 hour drive) and the 2nd biggest metro area in Oregon. They could also move to Boise (Much further away, like 5-7 hours) but Lane United might not be ready/might not work with Timbers.
     
  15. canammj

    canammj Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    CHINO, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Country:
    United States
    MLS- TIMBERS- PORTLAND
    USL2- TIMBERS2 - BOISE
    USL3- LANE UNITED- EUGENE (TIMBERS 3 anyone?)
    PDL- TIMBERS U23 -PORTLAND
    =
    That would sure put a stamp on Oregon and Idaho as Timber country !
     
  16. Owen Thornhill

    Dec 22, 2012
    Club:
    Cork City
    Timbers sold the PDL franchise to a group in Salem, Oregon and used the Timbers u23 name for 2017 but might re-brand before 2018. Timbers trying to cut costs of development, They would rather someone bought the USL franchise as they have no interest in it anymore. Lane United could probably beat T2 right now also.
     
  17. canammj

    canammj Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    CHINO, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Country:
    United States
    --Salem closer to Portland than Eugene, so that would work on a cost basis, quick trip down for the Timber staff to check on the PDL-U23. If Boise gets the baseball stadium deal done (would be nice to design with soccer in mind from the beginning rather than an after though. Eugene could still fill a D3 slot if more teams are announced in the west at some point. Seems most of the D3 rumors have been east and south
    ----------------------------
    LAFC already has their USL2 affiliate in Orange County FC (nice new stadium)
    I could see if D3 comes west, maybe LAFC affiliating at that level and then having a PDL-u23 team in the Southern California area as there some existing teams maybe that would work with them. LAFC already has the starting of an academy to fit under the PDL level.
    The D3 piece all over the country will be interesting to watch as it unfolds.
     

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