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Giorgio Chinaglia – Record Goal Scorer Against the Portland Timbers

Giorgio Chinaglia, the NASL’s all-time leading scorer, passed away on April 1, 2012. Fourteen of his goals came against the Portland Timbers, in just eleven games between 1976-82.

First Kick 2012 - #1 Graham Brown & Troy Perkins

We’re counting down the weeks until the Portland Timbers kick off their 2012 season. Graham Brown was the Timbers’ original goalkeeper. Troy Perkins has more appearances in the no. 1 shirt than any Timbers keeper. Their no. 1 continues our countdown.

First Kick 2012 - #2 Glenn Myernick

We’re counting down the weeks until the Portland Timbers kick off their 2012 season. Glenn Myernick was a key part of the Timbers’ final three NASL seasons. His no. 2 continues our countdown.

First Kick 2012 - #3 Clive Charles

We’re counting down the weeks until the Portland Timbers kick off their 2012 season. Clive Charles is the only Timbers player to have his number retired. The famous defender’s no. 3 is next on our countdown.

First Kick 2012 - #4 Mick Hoban

We’re counting down the weeks until the Portland Timbers kick off their 2012 season. Mick Hoban was the first ever Timbers player and only member of each of the first four Portland seasons. His no. 4 continues our countdown.

First Kick 2012 - #5 Graham Day

We’re counting down the weeks until the Portland Timbers kick off their 2012 season. Graham Day was a fan favorite and played in more games than any other NASL Timbers defender. His no. 5 continues our countdown.

First Kick 2012 - #6 John Bain

We're counting down the weeks until the Portland Timbers kick off their 2012 season. John Bain is the Timbers' all-time leading scorer and was the first former player to coach the Timbers. His no. 6 continues our countdown.

First Kick 2012 - #7 Dale Mitchell

We’re counting down the weeks until the Portland Timbers kick off their 2012 season. Dale Mitchell was one of the Timbers’ greatest scorers, both indoor and outdoor. His no. 7 continues our countdown.

A Friendly Reminder

When Swedish side AIK come to Portland in a month's time, there will be a familiar face. Kenny Stamatopoulos played against the Timbers in 2007 with Toronto FC

First Kick 2012- #8 Michael O'Neill

We're counting down the weeks until the Portland Timbers kick off their 2012 season. Recently appointed manager of Northern Ireland, Michael O'Neill joined the Timbers in 2001. His no. 8 continues our countdown.

First Kick 2012- #9 McKinley Tennyson

We're counting down the weeks until the Portland Timbers kick off their 2012 season. As the club’s fifth all-time leading scorer in just two seasons with the team, McKinley Tennyson’s no. 9 continues our countdown.

First Kick 2012 - #10 Fadi Afash

We're counting down the weeks until the Portland Timbers kick off their 2012 season. Fadi Afash holds the Timbers' single-season scoring record with 18 goals in 2002. Our countdown continues with Afash's no. 10.

First Kick 2012 - #11 Stuart Lee

We're counting down the weeks until the Portland Timbers kick off their 2012 season. Stuart Lee was the Timbers' leading goal scorer in the indoor era of the NASL, notching 42 goals while wearing no. 11. Lee marks 11 weeks until First Kick 2012.

First Kick 2012- #12 Willie Anderson

We're counting down the weeks until the Portland Timbers kick off their 2012 season. Willie Anderson played 160 times for the NASL Timbers while wearing the no. 12. He starts our countdown to First Kick 2012.

Portland Timbers Striker Norman Whiteside – How it Almost Happened

In 1989, Norman Whiteside nearly joined the Portland Timbers of the Western Soccer League. The famed Manchester United and Northern Ireland striker sought a rehab stint, but the deal fell through at the last minute.

Bringing Back The Baggies

West Bromwich Albion come to Portland for a second time. When was the first and which players played for both teams?

The Portland Boys of Bo'ness

A Scottish town of less than 15,000 produced two famous Timbers: Stewart Scullion and Ian Joy.

Return of Goldthwaite

Kevin Goldthwaite returns to Portland after a five-year absence. Which other players have had multiple Timbers tenures?

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