Portland Timbers U23s

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Portland Timbers U-23
Portland Timbers (MLS) logo.svg
Full name Portland Timbers U-23
Nickname(s) The Timbers
Founded 2008
Stadium Providence Park
Portland, Oregon
Ground Capacity 21,144
Owner Merritt Paulson
Head Coach Jim Rilatt
League USL Premier Development League
2014 4th, Northwest
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page
Current season
Original Portland Timbers U23s logo

Portland Timbers U-23 is an American soccer team based in Portland, Oregon, United States. Although founded in 2008 as part of the development system for the Portland Timbers USSF D2 organization, beginning in 2011 they are part of the development system for the Major League Soccer franchise of the same name. The team plays in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference.

The team plays most of its home games at Providence Park, the home of the senior Timbers team, where they have played since 2009. The team's colors are green and white.

History[edit]

The Timbers joined the PDL in 2009, and played their first ever game on May 9, 2009, against fellow expansion franchise Victoria Highlanders finishing 2–2, with the first goal in franchise history being scored by Jarad Van Schaik.[1]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth. Squad correct as of August 20, 2015.[2]

No. Position Player Nation
Defender Adams, KyleKyle Adams    
Midfielder Alvarado, IvanIvan Alvarado    
Defender Castillo, DennisDennis Castillo    
Defender De Vera, NikoNiko De Vera    
Midfielder Dee, GeoffreyGeoffrey Dee    
Goalkeeper Dick, EricEric Dick    
Midfielder Fisher, DevonDevon Fisher    
Defender Gaines, NoahNoah Gaines    
Midfielder Garcia-Aguilar, JesseJesse Garcia-Aguilar    
Midfielder Hernandez, RomilioRomilio Hernandez    
Midfielder Langsdorf, FosterFoster Langsdorf    
Midfielder Lewis, DeweyDewey Lewis    
Forward Macchione, AnthonyAnthony Macchione    
Midfielder Moberg, JamesJames Moberg    
Goalkeeper Partee, CollinCollin Partee    
Midfielder Perez, AdrienAdrien Perez    
Goalkeeper Schilder, AudenAuden Schilder    
Defender Smith, NathanNathan Smith    
Defender Sperber, MichaelMichael Sperber    
Midfielder Strong, BenBen Strong    
Defender Sullivan, SheldonSheldon Sullivan    
Midfielder Timmer, GregGreg Timmer    
Midfielder Werner, SamSam Werner    
Midfielder Wharton, ToddTodd Wharton    
Defender White, BenBen White    

Notable former players[edit]

This list of notable former players comprises players who went on to play professional soccer after playing for the team in the Premier Development League, or those who previously played professionally before joining the team.

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2009 4 USL PDL 2nd, Northwest Divisional Semi-Finals Did not qualify
2010 4 USL PDL 1st, Northwest Champions Did not qualify
2011 4 USL PDL 4th, Northwest Did not qualify Did not qualify
2012 4 USL PDL 2nd, Northwest Conference Semi-Finals First Round
2013 4 USL PDL 2nd, Northwest Conference Finals Second Round
2014 4 USL PDL 4th, Northwest Did not qualify Second Round

Click on year for team's season wiki.

Honors[edit]

USL PDL Champions 2010

  • USL PDL Regular Season Champions 2010
  • USL PDL Western Conference Champions 2010
  • USL PDL Northwest Division Champions 2010

Head coaches[edit]

Stadiums[edit]

Average attendance[edit]

Attendance stats are calculated by averaging the team's self-reported home attendance.[3]

  • 2009: 361
  • 2010: 616
  • 2011: 1531
  • 2012: 2885
  • 2013: 2444
  • 2014: 2327

References[edit]

External links[edit]