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Portland Timbers 2 Tickets
League: USL Championship
Location: Hillsboro, Ore.
Stadium: Hillsboro Stadium
Portland Timbers 2 TicketsThe Portland Timbers 2, which is a reserve team for its owner, the Portland Timbers, serves as an important bridge between the academy level and the main team. Players on the roster have an opportunity to develop their talent and gain valuable experience as they strive for a spot in the MLS. The Portland Timbers announced the format of a second team in 2014. The new club was scheduled to join the United Soccer League, USL, the following season. As the second tier of American soccer, the USL ranks just behind the MLS in importance. In its first-ever season, the Portland Timbers 2 achieved an 11-15-2 record but did not make the playoffs. In 2018, the club reached the playoffs for the first time as the sixth seed but lost to the eventual national runner-up, Phoenix Rising, by a score of 3-2. Catch some of the top prospects and reserves of the Timbers organization at one of their Hillsboro Stadium home games. Get your Portland Timbers 2 tickets at StubHub.
Do the Portland Timbers 2 have a rivalry?The Tacoma Defiance, which resides just outside of Seattle, is the main rival of the Portland Timbers 2. As the two largest cities of the Pacific Northwest, the Seattle-Portland rivalry extends across multiple sports. It is also shared by their two parent organizations: the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders. The Timbers 2 and Defiance meet each other two or three times a season.
What was the record of the Portland Timbers 2 last season?During the 2019 season, the Portland Timbers 2 missed the USL playoffs by finishing in 14th place with 38 points and a record of 10-16-8. Longtime Timbers forward Dairon Asprilla led all scorers with nine goals in nine games while Eryk Williamson added nine assists. Goaltender Jake Leeker made 63 saves in 17 appearances.
What are some of the most important games of the latest season?Looking at the Portland Timbers 2 schedule for 2020, you can catch a road game against USL powerhouse Phoenix Rising on March 7. This is followed by a home game against the defending USL champion Real Monarchs SLC on April 12. Other important home games include Sacramento Republic FC on May 10, rival Tacoma Defiance on May 16, Reno 1868 FC on July 12, a rematch against Phoenix Rising FC on July 26, Orange County SC on Sept. 2 and El Paso Locomotive FC on Sept. 20. There is also a road game against the Tacoma Defiance on July 17. The season concludes with an away game at Rio Grande Valley FC on Oct. 17. Since the Portland Timbers 2 is an MLS reserve team, it will not participate in the annual US Open Cup competition, which includes most of the major clubs from across the country.
Who is the head coach of the Portland Timbers 2?Cameron Knowles is the current head coach of the Portland Timbers 2. As a player, he spent four years with the Timbers and helped the club capture the 2009 Commissioner’s Cup for the best record in the regular season. Following his retirement in 2011, he served as an assistant coach with the main Timbers club for six years. He was appointed to the reserve team in 2018.
What is the capacity of the Portland Timbers 2 game venue?The Hillsboro Stadium, which is located in the Gordon Faber Recreation Complex right near Highway 26, seats around 7,000 spectators. The stadium features covered seating, scoreboards, a sophisticated sound system, club seats, private boxes and accessible seating and services. The Portland Timbers 2 begins playing in the stadium for the 2020 season.
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