Timbers to host Rose City Invitational preseason tournament

Timbers to host Rose City Invitational preseason tournament

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Timbers to host Rose City Invitational preseason tournament

WillJohnson2 (PortlandTimbers)

By DAN KARELL

Before hosting the Major League Soccer All-Star game or their first regular season game of the 2014 calendar year, the Portland Timbers will be hosting their third-annual preseason tournament, the Rose City Invitational.

Between Feb. 23 and March 1, the Timbers will face the San Jose Earthquakes, Vancouver Whitecaps, and Jamaican club Portmore United in friendly matches at Jeld-Wen Field prior to their MLS regular season home opener on March 8 against the Philadelphia Union. Current Timbers right back Alvas Powell is on loan from Portmore United.

Prior to the Rose City Invitational, the Timbers will visit Tuscon, Ariz. for a 15-day camp from Jan. 30 to Feb. 15. The Timbers are scheduled to face Sporting Kansas City, the Houston Dynamo, the Seattle Sounders, and NASL team Indy Eleven at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson.

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