Who: Sounders v Timbers
What: Charity Match, preseason friendly
Where: Qwest Field
When: 3/11 6PM
How Much: 10$ for Adults,
6$ a mere 5$ for Children (U-6 free)
Yep, read that how much again. General admission for the whole dang thing, or however much they decide to open. I'm certain something will be worked out as I don't forsee the ECS/GFC/NES and Timber's Army sitting in the same sections.
But overall this is a great idea. It offers a sampler for many of those people who can't get season tix, and it raises money for a few good causes.
Proceeds from the match will benefit the team’s four community partners: Boys and Girls Club of Washington State, Save the Children, Seattle SCORES and Washington Youth Soccer. Following the match the teams will sign autographs from the field.
Portland Timbers are in the USSF Division Two, USL Conference for 2010. Their regular season starts on 17 April v Rochester. I expect dozens will make the trip to see the old Cascadia rivalry. No word yet on the US Open Cup schedule for 2010.
Many MLS sides are starting to open up a single preseason match as a Charity Shield event, hopefully next year we see different teams.
Thoughts on seeing the Timbers in a "friendly?"