2005 Portland Timbers season

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Portland Timbers
2005 season
President United States John Cunningham
Head Coach England Bobby Howe
Stadium PGE Park
Portland, Oregon
USL-1 League: 5th
Playoffs: First round
U.S. Open Cup Fourth round
Cascadia Cup 2nd
Top goalscorer League:
United States Dan Antoniuk (13 goals)
All:
United States Dan Antoniuk (14 goals)
Highest home attendance 8,242
vs. SEA (Aug 20)
Lowest home attendance 3,944
vs. VAN (Jul 2)
Average home league attendance League: 5,553
All: 5,626 (not including July 12 vs. Seattle)
Home colors
Away colors

The 2005 Portland Timbers season was the 5th season for the Portland Timbers—the 3rd incarnation of a club to bear the Timbers name—of the now-defuntct USL First Division, the second-tier league of the United States and Canada at the time.

Preseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

Postseason[edit]

Competitions[edit]

USL First Division[edit]

Standings[edit]

      Commissioner's Cup, bye to semifinal round of playoffs
      Bye to semifinal round of playoffs
      First round of playoffs

Pos Club Pts Pld W L T GF GA GD H2H Pts
1 Montreal Impact 61 28 18 3 7 37 15 +22
2 Rochester Raging Rhinos 51 28 15 7 6 45 27 +18
3 Vancouver Whitecaps 45 28 12 7 9 37 21 +16
4 Seattle Sounders 44 28 11 6 11 33 25 +8
5 Portland Timbers 39 28 10 9 9 40 42 −2 POR: 4 pts
RIC: 1 pt
6 Richmond Kickers 39 28 10 9 9 28 30 −2
7 Puerto Rico Islanders 38 28 10 10 8 46 43 +3
8 Atlanta Silverbacks 33 28 10 15 3 40 52 −12
9 Charleston Battery 32 28 9 14 5 27 36 −9
10 Minnesota Thunder 31 28 7 11 10 37 42 −5
11 Virginia Beach Mariners 28 28 7 14 7 26 39 −13
12 Toronto Lynx 17 28 3 17 8 26 50 −24

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD
28 39 10 9 9 40 42 −2 6 2 6 26 18 +8 4 7 3 14 24 −10

Source: [1]
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Ground H H A A H H A A A A H H H H A A H H H A A H A A A A H H
Result W T W T W T L W L L W L L T L L T T W W T T L W L T W W

Source: [1]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

USL-1 Playoffs[edit]

Playoff bracket[edit]

Each round except the final was a two-game aggregate goal series decided by extra time and a penalty shoot-out immediately following the second game of the series, if necessary. The away goals rule was not used as a tie-breaker.
  First Round     Semifinals     Final
                                   
      1  Montreal Impact 2 1 3  
  4  Seattle Sounders 1 2 3     4  Seattle Sounders 2 2 4    
  5  Portland Timbers 0 0 0         4  Seattle Sounders (aet) (p) 1 (4)
      6  Richmond Kickers 1 (3)
      2  Rochester Raging Rhinos 1 1 2    
  3  Vancouver Whitecaps 0 0 0 (4)     6  Richmond Kickers 3 1 4  
  6  Richmond Kickers (aet) (p) 0 0 0 (5)  

First round[edit]

September 16, 2005 (2005-09-16)
19:00 (PDT)
Leg 1
Portland Timbers 0 – 1 Seattle Sounders
Report Goal 2' Levesque
PGE Park
Attendance: 5,667
Referee: Yader Reyes (USA)

September 18, 2005 (2005-09-18)
19:00 (PDT)
Leg 2
Seattle Sounders 2 – 0 Portland Timbers
Levesque Goal 5'54' Report Red card 27' Lines
Starfire Sports Complex
Attendance: 2,543
Referee: Fotis Bazakos (USA)

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Cup bracket[edit]

  Third Round     Fourth Round     Quarterfinals
                           
      USL-1  Portland Timbers 0  
  USL-1  Portland Timbers 2     MLS  San Jose Earthquakes 2    
  USL-1  Seattle Sounders 0         MLS  San Jose Earthquakes 1
      MLS  Los Angeles Galaxy 2
      MLS  Chivas USA 2    
  USL-2  Charlotte Eagles 2     MLS  Los Angeles Galaxy 5  
  MLS  Chivas USA (aet) 3  

Third round[edit]

July 12, 2005 (2005-07-12)
19:00 (PDT)
Portland Timbers 2 – 0 Seattle Sounders
Alcaraz-Cuellar Goal 15'
Antoniuk Goal 59' (pen.)
Alvarez Red card 78'
Report
PGE Park
Referee: Yader Reyes

Fourth round[edit]

August 3, 2005 (2005-08-03)
19:00 (PDT)
Portland Timbers 0 – 2 San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)
Report Goal 27' Barrett
Goal 63' Mullan
PGE Park
Attendance: 6,607
Referee: Alex Prus

Cascadia Cup[edit]

See also: Cascadia Cup
2005
Team Pts Pld W L D GF GA GD
Vancouver Whitecaps 12 8 2 0 6 10 5 +5
Portland Timbers 9 8 2 3 3 10 15 -5
Seattle Sounders 8 8 1 2 5 7 7 0

Club[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head Coach England Bobby Howe
Assistant Coach Republic of Ireland Jimmy Conway
Assistant Coach New Zealand Gavin Wilkinson
Goalkeeper Coach United States Jim Brazeau
Athletic Trainer United States Tony Guyette

Source: [2]

Management[edit]

Owner Pacific Coast League[A]
President United States Tom Lasley (interim; to February)
United States John Cunningham (from February)
General Manager United States Jim Taylor (to October 11)
Vacant (from October 11 to December 20)
United States Chris Agnello (from December 20)
Ground (capacity and dimensions) PGE Park ( / )

Source: [2][3][4]

Squad[edit]

Kits[edit]

Home
Away

Final roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Sam Reynolds
2 United States DF Kevin Goldthwaite (on loan from San Jose Earthquakes)
5 New Zealand DF Gavin Wilkinson
6 United States MF Tom Poltl
7 Mexico MF Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar
8 El Salvador MF Edwin Miranda
9 United States FW Dan Antoniuk
10 Syria FW Fadi Afash
11 United States MF Brian Winters
12 United States MF Jarrod Weis
No. Position Player
13 United States FW Paul Conway
14 United States MF Scott Benedetti
15 Mexico FW Byron Alvarez
17 United States DF Scot Thompson
18 United States MF Shaun Higgins
20 New Zealand MF Aaran Lines
24 United States DF Lee Morrison
30 United States GK Josh Saunders (on loan from Los Angeles Galaxy)
32 United States DF Garrett Marcum

Recognition[edit]

USL-1 Assist Leader[5]

Player GP A
Mexico Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar 26 12

USL-1 All-League First Team[6]

Pos Player GP
DF United States Scot Thompson 26
MF Mexico Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar 26

USL-1 All-League Second Team[6]

Pos Player GP
FW United States Dan Antoniuk 24

USL-1 Player of the Week[7]

Week Player Opponent(s)
2 El Salvador Edwin Miranda Minnesota Thunder, Seattle Sounders
16 Mexico Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar Minnesota Thunder, Seattle Sounders
21 United States Dan Antoniuk Atlanta Silverbacks, Richmond Kickers

USL-1 Team of the Week[7]

Week Player Opponent(s)
1 Mexico Byron Alvarez Toronto Lynx
2 Mexico Byron Alvarez Minnesota Thunder, Seattle Sounders
El Salvador Edwin Miranda
3 Mexico Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar Minnesota Thunder
United States Dan Antoniuk
4 El Salvador Edwin Miranda Charleston Battery
8 El Salvador Edwin Miranda Puerto Rico Islanders, Vancouver Whitecaps
9 United States Dan Antoniuk Puerto Rico Islanders, Rochester Raging Rhinos
11 United States Scot Thompson Montreal Impact, Vancouver Whitecaps
13 United States Scot Thompson Vancouver Whitecaps
16 Mexico Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar Minnesota Thunder, Seattle Sounders
United States Scot Thompson
17 Mexico Byron Alvarez Montreal Impact, Minnesota Thunder
United States Dan Antoniuk
18 United States Shaun Higgins Seattle Sounders
19 Mexico Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar Charleston Battery, Atlanta Silverbacks
20 United States Dan Antoniuk Virginia Beach Mariners, Richmond Kickers
21 United States Dan Antoniuk Atlanta Silverbacks, Richmond Kickers
El Salvador Edwin Miranda
United States Scot Thompson

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

All players contracted to the club during the season included.[8][9][10]

No. Pos Nat Player Total USL-1 Playoffs U.S. Open Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK United States Sam Reynolds 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
2 DF United States Kevin Goldthwaite 12 0 10+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
(4) DF United States David Henning (released) 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
5 DF New Zealand Gavin Wilkinson 20 0 17+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
6 MF United States Tom Poltl 26 2 18+6 2 0+0 0 2+0 0
7 MF Mexico Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar 30 2 24+2 1 2+0 0 2+0 1
8 MF El Salvador Edwin Miranda 31 4 27+0 4 2+0 0 2+0 0
9 FW United States Dan Antoniuk 28 14 23+1 13 2+0 0 2+0 1
10 FW Syria Fadi Afash 13 1 1+10 1 0+1 0 1+0 0
11 MF United States Brian Winters 30 0 24+2 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
12 MF United States Jarrod Weis 3 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
13 FW United States Paul Conway 13 1 8+5 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
14 MF United States Scott Benedetti 14 1 6+6 1 0+1 0 0+1 0
15 FW Mexico Byron Alvarez 29 9 21+5 9 2+0 0 1+0 0
17 DF United States Scot Thompson 30 4 26+0 4 2+0 0 2+0 0
18 MF United States Shaun Higgins 18 2 10+6 2 0+1 0 0+1 0
20 MF New Zealand Aaran Lines 26 1 19+4 1 2+0 0 1+0 0
(22) MF United States Memo Arzate (released) 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
(23) DF United States Aaron Heinzen (released) 10 0 8+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
24 DF United States Lee Morrison 30 0 21+5 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
30 GK United States Josh Saunders 32 0 28+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
(31) DF United States Shawn Saunders (released) 6 0 5+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
32 DF United States Garrett Marcum 16 0 11+1 0 2+0 0 2+0 0

Top scorers[edit]

Players with 1 goal or more included only.[8][9][10]

Rk. Nat. Position Player Total USL-1 Playoffs U.S. Open Cup
1 United States FW Dan Antoniuk 14 13 0 1
2 Mexico FW Byron Alvarez 9 9 0 0
3 El Salvador MF Edwin Miranda 4 4 0 0
United States DF Scot Thompson 4 4 0 0
5 United States MF Shaun Higgins 2 2 0 0
United States MF Tom Poltl 2 2 0 0
Mexico MF Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar 2 1 0 1
8 Syria FW Fadi Afash 1 1 0 0
United States MF Scott Benedetti 1 1 0 0
United States FW Paul Conway 1 1 0 0
New Zealand MF Aaran Lines 1 1 0 0
OWN GOALS 1 1 0 0
TOTALS 42 40 0 2

Disciplinary record[edit]

Players with 1 card or more included only.[1][9][10]

No. Nat. Position Player Total USL-1 Playoffs U.S. Open Cup
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
2 United States DF Kevin Goldthwaite 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
5 New Zealand DF Gavin Wilkinson 5 1 5 1 0 0 0 0
6 United States MF Tom Poltl 6 1 5 1 0 0 1 0
7 Mexico MF Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
8 El Salvador MF Edwin Miranda 7 0 5 0 1 0 1 0
9 United States FW Dan Antoniuk 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
11 United States MF Brian Winters 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 United States MF Jarrod Weis 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
13 United States FW Paul Conway 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
15 Mexico FW Byron Alvarez 8 1 5 0 1 0 2 1
17 United States DF Scot Thompson 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
18 United States MF Shaun Higgins 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
20 New Zealand MF Aaran Lines 6 1 4 0 2 1 0 0
24 United States DF Lee Morrison 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
30 United States GK Josh Saunders 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
(31) United States DF Shawn Saunders 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
32 United States DF Garrett Marcum 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
TOTALS 58 6 49 4 5 1 4 1

Goalkeeper stats[edit]

All goalkeepers included.[8][9][10]

No. Nat. Player Total USL-1 Playoffs U.S. Open Cup
MIN GA GAA SV MIN GA GAA SV MIN GA GAA SV MIN GA GAA SV
1 United States Sam Reynolds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 United States Josh Saunders 2880 47 1.47 113 2520 42 1.50 106 180 3 1.50 7 180 2 1.00 ?
TOTALS 2880 47 1.47 113 2520 42 1.50 106 180 3 1.50 7 180 2 1.00 ?

Player movement[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date Player Position Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
January 28, 2005 United States Scot Thompson DF United States Los Angeles Galaxy Free [11]
March 11, 2005 New Zealand Aaran Lines MF Poland Arka Gdynia Free [12]
April 20, 2005 United States Shaun Higgins MF United States Orange County Blue Star Free [13]
April 20, 2005 United States Tom Poltl MF United States Orange County Blue Star Free [13]
April 21, 2005 United States Sam Reynolds (R) GK United States Cal State Fullerton Titans Free [14]
May 20, 2005 United States Paul Conway FW United States Charleston Battery Free [15]
June 15, 2005 United States Garrett Marcum DF United States Portland Timbers Free [16]

Loans in[edit]

Date Player Position Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
April 21, 2005 United States Josh Saunders GK United States Los Angeles Galaxy Season-long loan with option to recall [14]
May 6, 2005 United States Dan Antoniuk FW United States Philadelphia KiXX Season-long loan; Philadelphia KiXX did not exercise their contract option on Antoniuk and he was permanently signed by Portland during the season [17]
August 1, 2005 United States Kevin Goldthwaite DF United States San Jose Earthquakes Season-long loan with option to recall; recalled by San Jose Earthquakes for August 3 U.S. Open Cup game vs. Portland; returned to Portland on loan following the game [18]

Transfers out[edit]

Date Player Position Destination Club Fee/Notes Ref
End of 2004 season United States Dan Antoniuk FW N/A Contract expired and not re-signed
End of 2004 season United States Alex Bengard MF N/A Contract expired and not re-signed
End of 2004 season United States Erik Cronkrite MF N/A Contract expired and not re-signed
End of 2004 season United States Bayard Elfvin GK N/A Contract expired and not re-signed
End of 2004 season United States Andrew Gregor MF N/A Contract expired and not re-signed
End of 2004 season United States Garrett Marcum MF N/A Contract expired and not re-signed
End of 2004 season United States Jake Sagare MF N/A Contract expired and not re-signed
End of 2004 season United States Josh Saunders GK N/A Contract expired and not re-signed
November 30, 2004 United States Alan Gordon FW United States Los Angeles Galaxy Undisclosed [19]
May 26, 2005 United States Memo Arzate MF Unattached Released [20]
June 15, 2005 United States David Henning DF Unattached Released [16]
June 22, 2005 United States Aaron Heinzen DF Unattached Released [21]
June 22, 2005 United States Shawn Saunders DF Unattached Released [21]

Loans out[edit]

Date Player Position Destination Club Fee/Notes Ref
October 18, 2004 Mexico Byron Alvarez FW United States Chicago Storm Season-long loan with option to recall; recalled by Portland Timbers on March 29, 2005 [22]

Unsigned draft picks[edit]

Date Player Position Previous Club Notes Ref
January 18, 2005 United States Justin Cook FW United States Ohio State Buckeyes
United States Central Florida Kraze
USL-1 College Player Draft, 1st round [23]
January 18, 2005 United States Dan Kennedy GK United States UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
United States Orange County Blue Star
USL-1 College Player Draft, 2nd round [23]

Notes[edit]

A. ^ It was announced on March 30 that Portland Baseball Investment Group, headed by Abe Alizadeh, had agreed to buy the Timbers and the Portland Beavers baseball club from the Pacific Coast League.[24] The Timbers referred to Alizadeh as the Majority Owner in press releases throughout the 2005 season. However, the sale was not officially completed until June 16, 2006.[25]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Staff Directory". Portland Timbers. Archived from the original on April 19, 2005. 
  3. ^ "Timbers GM Jim Taylor resigns; Bobby Howe relieved of coaching duties". Portland Timbers. October 11, 2005. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Timbers name Chris Agnello head coach/general manager". Portland Timbers. December 20, 2005. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ "2005 USL First Division Statistical Awards announced". United Soccer Leagues. September 13, 2005. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "2005 USL First Division All-League Teams announced". United Soccer Leagues. September 15, 2005. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "2005 Season Team of the Week Announcements" (PDF). United Soccer Leagues. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c "2005 Portland Timbers stats". United Soccer Leagues. Archived from the original on 10 June 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Timbers host San Jose Earthquakes of MLS with U.S. Open Cup win over Seattle". Portland Timbers. July 12, 2005. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Timbers' U.S. Open Cup run ends with loss to San Jose". Portland Timbers. August 3, 2005. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Timbers sign defender Thompson". Portland Timbers. January 28, 2005. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Timbers sign New Zealand international Aaran Lines". Portland Timbers. March 11, 2005. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "Timbers Add Two To Roster As Season Opener Nears" (Press release). Portland Timbers. April 20, 2005. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "Timbers sign goalkeepers Saunders and Reynolds". Portland Timbers. April 21, 2005. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Timbers sign Paul Conway to one-year deal". Portland Timbers. May 20, 2005. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  16. ^ a b "Timbers seek redemption vs. Puerto Rico, Rochester". OurSports Central. June 15, 2005. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Timbers sign forward Antoniuk". Portland Timbers. May 6, 2005. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Timbers sign defender on loan from San Jose". Portland Timbers. August 1, 2005. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Los Angeles retains striker Gordon". Portland Timbers. November 30, 2004. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Unbeaten Timbers feature home match at PGE Park Saturday". OurSports Central. May 26, 2005. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  21. ^ a b "Timbers release Aaron Heinzen and Shawn Saunders". Portland Timbers. June 22, 2005. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Timbers loan Alvarez, Antoniuk to MISL teams". Portland Timbers. October 18, 2004. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  23. ^ a b "Timbers pick two in First Division College Draft". Portland Timbers. January 18, 2005. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  24. ^ "New Owners for Timbers". United Soccer Leagues. March 30, 2005. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  25. ^ "Beavers, Timbers announce finalization of sale to Portland Baseball Investment Group". OurSports Central. June 16, 2006. Retrieved June 26, 2011.