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Portland Timbers

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Portland Timbers
Nickname(s)The Timbers
FoundedMarch 20, 2009; 15 years ago (2009-03-20)[nb 1]
StadiumProvidence Park
Portland, Oregon
OwnerPeregrine Sports, LLC
CEOMerritt Paulson
Head coachGiovanni Savarese
LeagueMajor League Soccer
2018Western Conference: 5th
Overall: 8th
Playoffs: Runners-up
WebsiteClub website
Primary colors
Secondary colors
Current season

The Portland Timbers are a soccer team in Portland, Oregon, United States. In 1975, the team took the name "Timbers" because Oregon is known for logging and forestry. The team colors are green and gold (yellow). At every Timbers game in Portland, the Timbers Army are a large group of the loudest and proudest Timbers fans.

Today, the team plays in Major League Soccer. The team played in the USL First Division before they joined Major League Soccer in 2011.

The team's name may also be inspired by a club of the same name based in the same city that competed in the original NASL in the 70's and early 80's.


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  1. Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise formed in 2009 but did not begin MLS play until 2011. Three previous incarnations of the club competed in the North American Soccer League (1975–1982), the Western Soccer League (1985–1990) and the USL First Division (2001–2010).