The announcement of the Timbers’ entry into MLS was the culmination of a nearly two-year-long process for Merritt Paulson, dating back at least to May 2007, when Paulson led a group that bought the Portland Beavers and the USL Timbers. The group included former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Meritt Paulson’s father. The biggest issue for the city of Portland at ...
In 2009: The Portland Timbers club won its second Commissioner’s Cup and set a U.S. soccer record with a 24-game unbeaten streak. The club also announced its bid to join Major League Soccer (MLS) as an expansion team, along with Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Montreal Impact
MLS Cup 2015 was the 20th edition of the MLS Cup, the championship game of Major League Soccer (MLS). The match was to determine the champion of MLS’ 2015 season. The championship was contested on December 6, 2015, between the Columbus Crew SC and the Portland Timbers at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, with the latter winning 2–1 and earning ...
In 2017: The Portland Timbers club bounced back with a strong season, finishing first in the Western Conference for the second time. However, injuries plagued the team in the playoffs, and they lost to Houston Dynamo in the conference semifinals
In 2018: The club underwent a major overhaul, hiring Giovanni Savarese as the new head coach and signing several new players. After a slow start, the club went on a 15-game unbeaten run and finished fifth in the Western Conference. The club also reached its second MLS Cup final, but lost to Atlanta United FC 2–0 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
In 2020: The Portland Timbers club won its second trophy, the MLS is Back Tournament, defeating Orlando City SC 2–1 in the final. The club also finished third in the Western Conference and qualified for the Champions League again. However, they lost to FC Dallas 8–7 on penalties in the first round of the playoffs
History of the Timbers
The Portland Timbers are one of the most storied teams in Major League Soccer. Founded in 2009, they have quickly become one of the most successful and beloved clubs in MLS history. From their passionate fan base to their iconic green and white kits, it is easy to see why so many people love this team.
Since joining MLS, the Timbers have enjoyed tremendous success on both a local and national level. They won their first major trophy with an impressive victory over Columbus Crew SC at home during the 2015 season that saw them lift the Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup title for a second time since entering into MLS play four years prior - making them only 2nd club ever to win multiple titles from outside of North America’s top flight league system (MLS or NASL). The following year they went even further by winning another piece of silverware when they captured their first-ever Cascadia Cup after defeating Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3–2 away from home during regular season play, thus becoming just the fourth side ever to claim all three trophies available within US/Canadian soccer competition (MLS Supporters Shield + Canadian Championship + Cascadia Cup).
In 2017 Portland became champions again as part of a record-breaking run that saw them go unbeaten throughout the entire regular season en route to capturing the Western Conference title & eventually claiming the 2017 MLS cup championship after beating Atlanta United 2–0 at Mercedes Benz Stadium – thus becoming third team since 2000 join elite group ‘double winners’ having previously lifted 2013 USL Pro crown before moving up into premier division ranks six years later! This feat was made even more impressive due fact no other expansion franchise had accomplished such a feat in any other professional sport across North America either before or since then, which makes the achievement all more special for those involved with clubs today who continue to strive for greatness every campaign come out victorious once again soon enough!
2011 – Present / Major League Soccer
2011 – Present / Portland Timbers
Timbers – If you're a Portland Timbers fan, chances are you know that the team's nickname is "Timbers." But do you know where it came from? The origins of the Portland Timbers nickname can be traced back to 1975, when the original North American Soccer League (NASL) franchise was founded. At this time, there were many teams in various cities around North America, each with a unique name or identity. For example, New York Cosmos was known as “The Pele Team,” while Chicago Sting used “Stingers” as its moniker. When choosing a name for their new soccer club in Oregon, they decided on something more reflective of local culture – timber!
It made sense, considering that Oregon has long been known for its logging industry and forests full of tall trees, so naturally, they chose Timber as an appropriate symbol for their team. This also allowed them to create some fun logos and designs featuring lumberjacks with axes or chainsaws cutting down trees - perfect imagery for any sports fan interested in woodworking! Who doesn't love seeing those big red letters spelling out T-I-M-B-E-R? It stands out among other MLS teams' nicknames which makes us proud whenever we hear someone say our beloved Timbers!
MLS Cups 1
2011 - Present / Providence Park
2009 - Present / Merritt Paulson
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