With Portland ties to both the U.S. and Canada teams, who are you rooting for?
This evening marks a homecoming of sorts for three women’s soccer players coming off a dramatic and record-setting 2011 FIFA World Cup in Germany (8 pm, ESPN 2, ESPN3.com).
United States midfielder Megan Rapinoe (above left), defender Stephanie (Lopez) Cox (above right) and Canadian midfielder Sophie Schmidt, all of whom played collegiately at the University of Portland, return to the Rose City tonight as the U.S. Women’s National Team faces Canada in an international friendly at JELD-WEN Field.
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers will recognize the U.S. Women’s National Team during a pre-game ceremony prior to their match against the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at JELD-WEN Field, it was announced today. The U.S. Women, finalists of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, play host to Canada in a friendly at JELD-WEN Field on Thursday, Sept. 22.
The U.S. Women’s National Team, ranked No. 1 in the world, returns to the field for their first matches since reaching the finals of the Women’s World Cup in July, when they take on Canada in a two-game “Celebration Series.” The friendly in Portland will feature the U.S. Women’s entire World Cup squad and be televised live on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. (PT).
CHICAGO (Sept. 12, 2011) – All U.S. Soccer fans are invited to attend the U.S. Women’s National Team public training session on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 12-1 p.m. PT at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Ore. Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. and admission is free. Fans wishing to attend the open training session are requested to register by Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 12 p.m. PT by logging on to this site to RSVP.
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Timbers today announced that JELD-WEN Field, home of the Major League Soccer (MLS) club, has been awarded LEED® Silver Certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.
LEED certification is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability, and by achieving LEED Silver status, JELD-WEN Field was recognized for its exceptional sustainable strategies and its ongoing efforts to positively impact the venue and the broader community.
A look into the FieldTurf at JELD-WEN Field
The vibrant green playing surface that greets fans as they emerge into the stands at JELD-WEN Field has more to it than meets the eye.
Underneath the green blades and painted white field lines are complex layers of unique drainage systems, alternate layers of silica sand, fine grades of rubber infill, and a custom-made, technologically advanced backing, or “e-layer,” that holds it all together.
Timbers fans converge on stadium by bike, MAX and more
Getting close to 20,000 people in and out of JELD-WEN Field in three hours is quite a feat. The Timbers’ home is not like suburban Chicago’s Toyota Park or PPL Park outside of Philadelphia. The stadium has to contend with restricted parking in an area dense with apartments. And don’t even think of picking up some token groceries at Fred Meyer and leaving the car in their lot.
So we talked to some Timbers fans about the alternative ways they get to the game.