After two years of doing without, fans of the Portland Timbers can once against get their fix of sweet soccer action at Providence Park in February now that the Portland Timbers are once again hosting their (mostly) annual preseason tournament.
The Timbers will face off against the Vancouver Whitecaps, Minnesota United, and the New England Revolution in this year’s edition of the tournament which the side had previously hosted each year until the construction of the new east side stand began. The Timbers will start off their run of tournament play with a match against the Whitecaps on Sunday the 16th, then will take on Minnesota on Wednesday the 19th, and will finish off their slate of preseason matches against the Revolution on Saturday the 22nd.
This will be the fifth time that the Whitecaps take part in the Timbers’ preseason tournament. Both New England and Minnesota will make their debut in the invitational this year.
Tickets for the preseason tournament are available to the public and will be included in the ticket package of all Timbers season ticket holders.
The Timbers press release:
TIMBERS TO HOST PRESEASON TOURNAMENT FEBRUARY 16-22 PRESENTED BY OLD TRAPPER BEEF JERKY
Portland to square off against Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Minnesota United FC and New England Revolution at Providence Park
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers today announced details of their 2020 preseason tournament at Providence Park, presented by Old Trapper Beef Jerky. Taking place from Feb. 16-22, the preseason tournament will feature the Portland Timbers, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Minnesota United FC and the New England Revolution.
The preseason tournament will consist of three doubleheaders at Providence Park. Portland will face Cascadia-rival Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sunday, Feb. 16, with kick-off set for 5 p.m., while New England and Minnesota will face each other in the opening match that day at 2:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Feb. 19, New England and Vancouver will square off at 5 p.m., while the Timbers play host to Minnesota United FC at 7:30 p.m. On the final day of the tournament, Saturday, Feb. 22, Vancouver and Minnesota will face each other at 2:30 p.m., with Portland and the New England Revolution set to close out the tournament at 5 p.m.
Tickets for the Timbers preseason tournament are included as part of 2020 Timbers Annual Memberships. Individual tickets, which allow entry to both matches each day, start at $15 and are currently available online. Full tournament ticket packages, starting at $30, are also available for purchase online.
Celebrating their 10th anniversary in MLS, the Timbers will play host to Minnesota United FC at Providence Park in the club’s 2020 season opener on Sunday, March 1 at 4:30 p.m. (Pacific).
2020 Preseason Tournament Schedule
Sunday, Feb. 16
New England Revolution vs. Minnesota United FC; 2:30 p.m. (Pacific)
Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC; 5 p.m. (Pacific)
Wednesday, Feb. 19
New England Revolution vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC; 5 p.m. (Pacific)
Portland Timbers vs. Minnesota United FC; 7:30 p.m. (Pacific)
Saturday, Feb. 22
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Minnesota United FC; 2:30 p.m. (Pacific)
Portland Timbers vs. New England Revolution; 5 p.m. (Pacific)