Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 2/28/13
On Sunday, roughly 20,000 people will file into Jeld-Wen Field with scarves draped around their necks and vocals chords ready for a 90-minute workout; ready to kick off the Portland Timbers' third season as an MLS team. With a new coach, new roster and new jerseys, the Timbers are hoping to wipe the bad taste of last season from their lips and start anew this season. The Timbers brief time as an MLS team hasn’t exactly been full memorable moments, at least not many that weren’t directly due to their fans’ support. A beat down of David Beckham and company in the LA Galaxy's first ever trip to Portland, a dazzling goal from Darlington Nagbe and capturing the Cascadia Cup in 2012 are about the only on-the-pitch memories of the MLS-era. The rest of the Timbers’ shining moments and the bulk of the national attention have come due to the wildly loyal Portland fan base. The Timbers Army's rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at the MLS home opener was a display that will giv...
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