Monday, October 21, 2013

Long before there were Portland Timbers, footballers prowled fields in Portland

A recent blogpost from Michael Orr who has made Portland soccer history his specialty describes how "Association Football" was part of the city's sports scene 120 years ago.
More interesting is that the venue at the time was not that far from our own Jeld-Wen Field.
We honor the Portland Timbers' tradition which stretches back to the NASL debut in 1975 but 'the Game' has made its muddy-cleated mark on Bridgetown since there were four masted schooners anchoring along the Willamette.   The more we know,  the more we can own this game today.