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Aston Villa at the Heart of the Portland Timbers - Part II

Thirty-seven years ago today, Portland was awarded a franchise in the North American Soccer League. During the NASL era, no club was as vital to the Timbers' establishment as Aston Villa.

Aston Villa at the Heart of the Portland Timbers - Part I

Thirty-seven years ago today, Portland was awarded a franchise in the North American Soccer League. During the NASL era, no club was as vital to the Timbers' establishment as Aston Villa.

Portland's Most Unexpected Draft Pick

The MLS 2012 draft is upon us. As we observe the latest crop of young talent finding their way into America's top tier of professional soccer, we invite you to reminisce in the Portland Timbers' most unexpected draft pick, Ron Lee – 1976.

Rochester's New Lancers

The Rochester Lancers, one of the longest-tenured NASL clubs, are back in professional soccer. An indoor-only team was founded in 2011, paying homage to the the original club while forging their own identity.

Timbers Revive Top-Flight Rivalry with Montreal

After a three decade gap, the Portland Timbers will play in the top-flight against Montreal. How did the Timbers fare against Le Manic back in 1982?

Houston Returns to Portland After 31 Years

The last time a top-flight club from Houston came to play the Portland Timbers it was July 19, 1980. The Timbers, as they are now, were hoping to find a playoff spot after a difficult start to the season.

Pitch Invasions & Live Tigers: The Origins of the Portland - San Jose Rivalry

Seattle Sounders are the biggest rival of the Portland Timbers. It wasn’t always that way. A look back at the rivalry with San Jose Earthquakes.

35th Anniversary of Soccer Bowl '75

On the 35th anniversary of the pinnacle of the club, a quick view of the Timbers’ appearance in Soccer Bowl ’75.

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