The Portland Timbers are a soccer team in Portland, Oregon, United States. In 1975, the team took the name "Timbers" because Oregon is known for logging and forestry. The team colors are green and gold (yellow). At every Timbers game in Portland, the Timbers Army are a large group of the loudest and proudest Timbers fans.
|Founded||March 20, 2009[nb 1]|
|Owner||Peregrine Sports, LLC|
|Head coach||Giovanni Savarese|
|League||Major League Soccer|
|2018||Western Conference: 5th|
The team's name may also be inspired by a club of the same name based in the same city that competed in the original NASL in the 70's and early 80's.
- Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise formed in 2009 but did not begin MLS play until 2011. Three previous incarnations of the club competed in the North American Soccer League (1975–1982), the Western Soccer League (1985–1990) and the USL First Division (2001–2010).