Mar 092017
 

As the season nears, we are going to get the gang back together!

Please come to Lightening Will (305 NW 21st Ave) on Sunday, March 19th from 4-6pm for some snacks and drinks as we discuss ways to get more people involved in Rose City Riveters activities!

Please RSVP via Facebook or leave a comment on this post so we have a general headcount to give our gracious host!

We have different areas where we are looking for more volunteers, some require experience and others do not. We want to share those opportunities with everyone during the first part of the get-together, so please plan on being prompt! We will also have time for a Q&A in case you have any questions or ideas for the upcoming season of activities.

If you cannot make it and still want to volunteer to help us during the 2017 season, you can find sign-up sheets here: https://timbersarmy.org/Blog/4613803 .

See you soon!

Photo by Ray Terrill

Photo by Ray Terrill

Mar 082017
 

The preseason tournament is nearly here! Supporters with season tickets will have the preseason matches provided as part of their package. GA tickets are still available through the front office for $8.00. Also, don’t forget the Timbers/Thorns Ticket Exchange for affordable and fair ticketing needs.

  • Dash vs the U.S. U-23s Sunday, March 26 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Thorns vs Red Stars Sunday, March 26 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Red Stars vs Dash Wednesday, March 29 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Thorns vs U.S. U-23s Wednesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Red Stars vs U.S. U-23s Saturday, April 1, at 5:00 p.m.
The preseason tourney closes with Thorns vs Dash on Saturday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Mar 022017
 

What: TOMBOY Symposium – Elevating the Conversation About Gender Equity in Sports
Symposium features partial documentary screening along with panel discussion surrounding the topics at hand.

When: Monday, March 6, 6:00-8:00 pm (doors open at 5pm)

Where: McMenamins Mission Theater – 1624 NW Glisan St, Portland

Panel:
Nadine Angerer, Portland Thorns goalkeeping coach; two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion; 2013 FIFA World Player of the Year

Erin Hubert, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland; former EVP/COO of the Portland Trail Blazers

Emily Menges, Portland Thorns defender and 2016 team MVP

Anne Peterson, Associated Press sportswriter

Documentary: NBC Sports Regional Networks recently announced the launch of TOMBOY, a multi-platform documentary project that aims to elevate the conversation about gender in sports told through the voices of many of the world’s most prominent female athletes, broadcasters and sports executives. The initiative culminates with a special one-hour documentary. TOMBOY will debut on Sunday, March 12 at 9:30pm on CSNNW. The documentary includes interviews with four-time World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn, Little League World Series pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis, Basketball Hall of Famer Ann Meyers-Drysdale, and many more. TOMBOY will air across all NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBCSN, and select NBC Owned Television Stations in March – during Women’s History Month. View TOMBOY trailer here. Learn more about TOMBOY here. Join the conversation using #CSNTOMBOY.

Mar 012017
 

As you likely know by now, the long wait is over, and the NWSL schedule for 2017 has been released.

Thorns supporters have an option of adding eCals of the Thorns home schedule, or the entire Thorns schedule, to either mobile devices or desktop computers.

Click here for the full Thorns schedule eCal

Click here for the home matches Thorns eCal

If you’d like to peruse the Thorns schedule outside of a calendar, click here. 

Feb 272017
 

—by Gwyn Jones

The schedule isn’t ready yet, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be. The season’s fast approaching- we’ve even been gifted a date and time for our first game.

But before the roar of the crowd begins, before the flags are unfurled and the capos take their place, preparation must take place. Ignoring the sheer amount of time, tears, and cheap liquor that goes into tifo painting and planning, there’s also a cost. The fabric on which the images are raised, the paint in which it is etched. As the standard bearer for fans of women’s soccer, we like to dedicate all we can to the effort.

So I ask that you join us, and the wonderful Whipsaws FC, who raising for their trip to the World Masters Games, which is happening this year in New Zealand. The date? March 2, a Thursday. Pre-sale tickets are available from now until noon, the day of the event for $15 and the processing fee. Tickets for minors are available for 5$, and tickets at the door will be 20$. The ticket allows you entrance, all the food you can eat, and two drink tickets. There will be additional drink tickets available for purchase inside, but the entire event will be cash only, so make sure you’re prepared. It will run from 6 to 9, and there will be time for those of you who enjoy trading to swap scarves, patches, and the like. For those of you who plan to hit up the Timbers Army event, a group will brave the half mile walk to Cider Riot after the event.

The drinks list is more than decent. Lagunitas alone has provided Pilsner, an IPA, New Dog Town Pale Ale, Stoopid Wit, Aunt Sally Sour, and Little Something. Columbia Distributing has provided a Crest Match Day Red Blend if you fancy a touch of wine. 2 Towns has offered their Rhubarbarian for those of you who prefer ciders, there will also be San Pellegrino Limonata there for those of you who prefer to avoid alcohol altogether, legally should, or just aren’t in the mood. There will also be food there to mop it all up.  All of the donors were incredibly generous in their offerings.

Click here to get your tickets!

 

One More Poll Question…

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Feb 222017
 

As we prepare for the upcoming NWSL season, we’ve been soliciting your feedback about travel, the Riveters website, etc. in an effort to provide the best possible resources for supporters. Hopefully this will be our last request for your feedback for a little while!

What Riveters content do you want to see on the 107IST part of TimbersArmy.org?

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Feb 212017
 

The opening game of the 2017 NWSL season for Thorns FC will be at Providence Park, hosting the Orlando Pride April 15.

This will be a rare “double header”; Thorns taking the pitch at 12:00 noon and Timbers playing at 7:30 p.m.

The Thorns vs. Pride match will be televised as Lifetime Game of the Week. (Lifetime is available through local cable providers- but of course, we expect to see most of you in the stadium.)

Portland is 4-0-0 in home openers, and last season won against the Pride 2-1.  

Let’s Go Thorns!

Feb 212017
 

We have another poll question today, and it concerns the content of this website. We want the Rose City Riveters website to be a quality resource for supporters- but to do so effectively, we need to know what you want!

Can you give us a minute of your time today? Thanks! And please feel free to expand on your thoughts in the comments.

What do you want to see on the Riveters website vs. what's currently there?

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Feb 172017
 

It’s been a long off-season; let’s go plant some trees!

The Rose City Riveters will be participating in the March 4th Saturday tree plant with Friends of Trees at Errol Heights. All ages are welcome (volunteers under 18 will need a signed waiver) and all Riveters are welcome.

From Friends of Trees:
Please arrive by 8:45am to register and be assigned to a planting crew. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather: wear sturdy shoes/boots (rubber rain boots are perfect if you have them), rain-proof layers are always great, and be prepared to get a little dirty. We provide gloves, tools, and planting guidance–as well as breakfast snacks and hot coffee/tea to get everyone fueled up. We’ll be planting hundreds of native trees and shrubs to improve watershed health and add beauty to this special site — and this work wouldn’t be possible without volunteer groups like yours!

If you have any questions, feel free to email this event’s organizer Hannah Mueller: han.mueller.nah@gmail.com

Friends of Trees can be contacted at Volunteer@FriendsofTrees.org or (503) 595-0213

Hope to see you March 4th! Sign up by clicking here.

Feb 152017
 

We have a poll question for you today!

Gearing up for the 2017 season, we look to do more with travel coordination. We want your feedback on how you’d like to get information on away days.

For Riveters Away Game Travel planning, discussions, and coordination, please indicate your preference for viewing this type of information:

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Thank you for your participation!