It has taken the club nearly two years to complete their move to the MLS. Back in 2007, Merritt Paulson led a group that bought the Portland Beavers and USL Timbers with the object being to enter the MLS. However, the team's PGE Park stadium failed to fit the criteria to obtain an MLS license. Paulson announced in 2008 that they would renovate the arena to meet the requirements. The MLS was in favour of this proposal and the Portland Timbers were announced as an MLS team in 2009.
Portland Timbers are an American football team who were founded in 2009 and who will compete in the MLS for the first time in 2011. It was announced in March 2009 that they will be the 18th team to join the MLS, replacing the currently USL First Division club of the same name. They will be playing their home matches at PGE Park which holds around 22-23,000 supporters.
MLS outfit Portland Timbers have officially revealed their new home kit for the upcoming 2015 season [...]
MLS side Portland Timbers have had their new home jersey for the 2015 MLS season leaked online [...]
MLS side Portland Timbers have officially teased their new home shirt for the 2015 MLS season. Under the hashtag #RCTID Portland Timbers have revealed a teaser image for their new home shirt on Twitter [...]
MLS side the Portland Timbers have officially renewed their sponsorship deal with Alaska Airlines. The Alaska Airlines sponsor will again feature on the Timbers jerseys and as part of the deal they will continue to serve as the club's official airline [...]
Portland Timbers have officially launched their new away and third kits for the 2014 MLS season. At a kick off event in Portland's Pearl District this week Portland Timbers revealed their new home and away jerseys [...]
The arrival of the Timbers in Major League Soccer will be a boon for the game in the Pacific North-West. Joined at the same time in 2011 with Vancouver, they will clash with 2007 Franchise the Seattle Sounders FC. The Portland-Seattle and Portland–Vancouver rivalries formed in the years that the three were playing in the NASL and USL.
These geographic rivalries will continue with the fan-based Cascadia Cup, that was created to formalize a competition between the sides.