This week, Caleb Porter’s Portland Timbers announced their 2014 preseason schedule, which includes the team’s annual Rose City Invitational tournament at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Ore. as well as a 15-day camp in Tucson, Ariz.
The Timbers will play host to the Rose City Invitational at JELD-WEN Field from Feb. 23 to March 1. Portland will be joined by the San Jose Earthquakes and Vancouver Whitecaps FC of MLS as well as Jamaican club Portmore United FC for the annual preseason event.
The invitational will consist of three doubleheaders at JELD-WEN Field, with Vancouver and Portmore United FC kicking off the round-robin format on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2:30 p.m. PT/5:30 p.m. ET. Portland concludes the series with a Mar. 1 date with Vancouver, with a kickoff time scheduled for 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.
Before the Rose City Invitational, the Timbers will play preseason games against the Houston Dynamo, Sporting Kansas City, Seattle Sounders FC and new North American Soccer League (NASL) side Indy Eleven. The preseason fixtures against Sporting KC and Sounders FC are part of the Desert Friendly series hosted by FC Tucson of the USL’s Premier Development League (PDL).
2014 Timbers Preseason Schedule (all times Pacific)
Saturday, Feb. 1 – Preseason match vs. Sporting Kansas City at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz.; 5 p.m. (Pacific)
Wednesday, Feb. 5 – Preseason match vs. Houston Dynamo at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz.; 1 p.m. (Pacific)
Saturday, Feb. 8 – Preseason match vs. Seattle Sounders FC at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz.; 5 p.m. (Pacific)
Wednesday, Feb. 12 – Preseason match vs. Indy Eleven (NASL) at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz.; 5 p.m. (Pacific)
Sunday, Feb. 23 – Rose City Invitational: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Portmore United FC at 2:30 p.m.; Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes at 5 p.m. (Pacific) at JELD-WEN Field
Wednesday, Feb. 26 – Rose City Invitational: San Jose Earthquakes vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 5 p.m.; Timbers vs. Portmore United FC at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific) at JELD-WEN Field
Saturday, March 1 – Rose City Invitational: Portmore United FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes at 2:30 p.m.; Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 5 p.m. (Pacific) at JELD-WEN Field
Saturday, March 8 – 2014 MLS season opener vs. Philadelphia Union at JELD-WEN Field; 7:30 p.m. (Pacific)