Welcome back to Around the Forest! Yes, we did just do one on Thursday, but after taking Christmas off and with the relative lull in activity for the Portland Timbers and Thorns in terms of trades and whatnot, I figured it might be best this weekend to share a couple more stories and some recent news. Plus, we can share some of the holiday greetings from yesterday.
Timbers and Thorns
As mentioned earlier, there hasn’t been a ton happening for the Timbers and Thorns this week, but here’s one little story to read super quickly. Apparently, the Timbers broke ground this season by being the first MLS team to use Motion Impossible’s AGITO Sports modular dolly system. If you want to read a little about it, click here.
The Oregonian also compiled their list of some of the top Oregon sports moments from 2020, and you bet the Timbers made the cut with their MLS is Back victory. The full list can be seen here.
Otherwise, there just isn’t that much going on. Instead, here are some seasons greetings from both the Timbers and Thorns.
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate.— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) December 25, 2020
We can’t wait for 2021. #RCTID
From @mparsons_1 and Edie: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We can't wait to see you in 2021. #BAONPDX pic.twitter.com/kvOJ1EZB66— Portland Thorns FC (@ThornsFC) December 25, 2020
MLS and NWSL
Chris Wondolowski re-signs with San Jose Earthquakes for 2021 MLS season — MLS
Mesut Ozil eyes move to MLS with Arsenal career all but over — inews
Chris Cadden set for Hibs offer as Jack Ross faces English competition for MLS star’s signature — Daily Record
The Originals: Meet the MLS supporters who were there from the start — MLS
Josh Wolff on launching Austin FC with former World Cup teammate Claudio Reyna, and the influence of Bob Bradley and Gregg Berhalter — SoccerAmerica
Reflecting on 2020, the future looks bright for the NWSL — Chicago Sun-Times
That’s all we’ve got for now. Let us know what we missed. Happy holidays!