Relive the magic of the Portland Timbers’ debut season of 1975 and the birth of Soccer City, USA. The season that started it all came suddenly to Portland with a last-minute bid in the North American Soccer League. Soon, seventeen players and two coaches joined the Timbers, many of whom were in the US for the first time.
Over the next four months, the Timbers turned a slow start into a dynamic season and won the hearts of Portlanders in the process. Though they faltered in the Soccer Bowl, Portland’s soccer story changed forever during the summer of ’75. Michael Orr weaves player interviews, local and national news coverage, video footage and match statistics to capture the essence of the team that made Portland Soccer City, USA.