PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Timbers U-23s return home
after three consecutive road games to play host to North
Sound SeaWolves FC in a Father's Day clash Sunday at
Sherwood High School in Sherwood Ore. at 5 p.m. (Pacific).
Tickets for Sunday's match will be available for purchase
at the door; gates open at 4 p.m.
The Timbers U-23s (5-2-1, 16pts) open the second half of
their 2012 Premier Development League season, presented by
Billups Worldwide, on Sunday and currently sit one point
out of first place in the Northwest Division. Portland
closed the first half of the season on June 9, earning a
2-2 road draw against the Kitsap Pumas on goals by forwards
Clark Phillips and Erik Hurtado.
The Timbers U-23s and SeaWolves FC (3-4-0, 9pts) open a
two-game, regular-season series on Sunday. Last season,
Portland won both matchups against North Sound, including a
5-1 road victory on July 22. In the first meeting between
the two teams, the Timbers U-23s recorded a 2-0 win at
JELD-WEN Field on May 25, 2011. The Timbers U-23s have
out-scored SeaWolves FC 7-1 in the two games played in the
North Sound, which has lost its last two matches, visits
the Timbers U-23s for one of its 10 regular-season matches
during the month of June. Following Sunday's match,
SeaWolves FC returns home for a four-game stretch, which
includes a second meeting against Portland on Monday, June
The Timbers U-23s are a perfect 4-0-0 at home in 2012,
where they have out-scored opponents, 13-2.