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Timbers headed back to Tucson for preseason training

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They’ll play four matches over nine days in the Visit Tucson Sun Cup before heading back to the PNW for a preseason match against the Seattle Sounders.

SOCCER: FEB 19 MLS Preseason - Portland Timbers v Minnesota United Photo by Diego Diaz/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Portland Timbers are headed to the Grand Canyon State. The club announced on Wednesday their preseason schedule, which will feature four matches as a part of their preseason camp in Tucson, AZ and one more match in the Pacific Northwest.

The Timbers will arrive in Tucson on March 15 and will play four matches over nine days in the Visit Tucson Sun Cup. The winner will be determined by total points earned over the course of three matches in the final two weeks of preseason play. There will be no webstream for the preseason matches.

Portland will play two matches on Tuesday, March 16 at the Kino Sports Complex. They’ll face off against the Colorado Rapids before taking on Phoenix Rising FC later that same day. Then they’ll have a match against Phoenix again on Saturday, March 20, before finishing off their Arizona schedule against Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday, March 24.

Portland’s preseason won’t end in Arizona. They’ll play one more match against the Seattle Sounders on Tuesday, March 30 at Starfire Sports in Tukwilla, WA. to finish off their preseason.

If you want to read the full press release, click the link here. Their full preseason schedule is below.

2021 Timbers Preseason Schedule

Monday, March 15 – Travel to Tucson, Ariz.

Tuesday, March 16 – Preseason match vs. Colorado Rapids at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz. / Preseason match vs. Phoenix Rising FC at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz.

Saturday, March 20 – Preseason match vs. Phoenix Rising FC at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz.

Wednesday, March 24 – Preseason match vs. Sporting Kansas City Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz. / Return to Portland

Tuesday, March 30 – Preseason match vs. Seattle Sounders FC at Starfire Sports in Tukwila, Wash.