UPDATE: There is a stream! Thanks, Earthquakes!
The Portland Timbers kick off their slate of 2018 preseason matches today with a friendly against familiar opposition, the San Jose Earthquakes. Playing at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, AZ, the Timbers’ first run out under new head coach Giovanni Saravese will not be broadcast.
The Timbers’ first match of the preseason has never been streamed as the side work toward fitness and cohesiveness after the three month MLS offseason, but keep an eye out for updates on Twitter from the likes of @TimbersFC and others collected by our own @StumptownFooty.
If you are feeling particularly adventurous, you might make the harrowing journey over to @SJEarthquakes.
Do not expect minute by minute updates for this one, folks. Instead look for the team to highlight any big moments or flashy plays.
The match itself will be three 30-minute periods of play with unlimited (and surely plentiful) substitutions.
In addition to the debut of Saravese on the sidelines, this match could also mark the first appearances of several players including Julio Cascante, Foster Langsdorf, Eryk Williamson, Andres Flores, and Modou Jadama. New signing Andy Polo is reportedly not yet with the team and the signing of Cristhian Paredes is not yet official making it questionable as to whether he will play in today’s match.
Preseason Match Information
When: Wednesday, January 31st, 2108 at 10:00 p.m. PT
Where: Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, AZ
Portland Timbers: Finished 2017 in 1st place in the Western Conference with a record of 15-11-8
San Jose Earthquakes: Finished 2017 in 6th place in the Western Conference with a record of 13-14-7