Travel Updates

 Posted by on April 20, 2017  Away Travel  No Responses »
Apr 202017
 

The travel page on rosecityriveters.org has been updated with information for many of the upcoming Away matches. Please refer to this before buying tickets. You’ll get the group pricing, and get to sit (stand, jump, clap, chant + root for the Girls in Red) with fellow Riveters! Also, please use the links there to navigate to specific forum topics. Find the topic for the match you’ll be attending, and post to RSVP and make arrangements with other traveling supporters! The forums are also a great place to ask questions and get recommendations.

The first Away match for the Thorns takes place THIS SATURDAY, 4/22 at Cary, NC with the newly named NC Courage. If you are going to be there to clap & cheer for our Thorns, please let your fellow traveling Riveters know by commenting on the NC Courage Forum topic here.

We’ll see you at Providence Park- or on the road!

Apr 172017
 

Guest post/editorial from Jason Rodgers, Thorns Season Ticket Holder and Supporter

To KPTV,

Yesterday’s double-header at Providence Park was an exciting day for Portland soccer.  The Thorns started their season with a home win over Orlando pride, setting an attendance record for an opening match, followed by a physical and emotional loss by the Timbers to Sporting KC.

While Portland soccer fans spoke with their presence, epic tifos, roaring chants, and general boundless support and love for their teams, former Timbers player Willie Anderson spoke with his foot solidly planted in his mouth.  In the KPTV pregame show, sportscaster Nick Krupke asked Thorns coach Mark Parsons substantive questions about receiving the Supporter’s Shield and starting the season strong.  But then Parsons turns to his left to questions from Anderson about why he coaches “girls,” and if he yells at them and makes them cry!  Really?!  These are the only questions that came to his mind?  Krupke nervously glances at the camera and then is wise to cut the interview short.

These sexist remarks are unacceptable.  It is clear that Mr. Anderson does not respect or value our women’s soccer league, and thinks Parsons is somehow a lesser coach because he is associated with them.  The challenges that women’s sports face with regards to inequities in pay, facilities, and accommodations – and not just soccer – is frustrating enough without these sorts of small-minded comments from within the athletics and media community.  Julie Foudy was at Providence Park yesterday, and I hope she gets wind of this interview and makes an example of these ignorant statements in a future broadcast.

Please reconsider your relationship with Willie Anderson as a sports commentator.  Whatever his contributions to the Timbers organization of old, he does not represent Portland soccer today. Thank you.

Jason Rodgers

Thorns season ticket holder

Longtime Timbers supporter

RCTID

Apr 122017
 

The 2017 Thorns FC season kicks off this Saturday. As you’ve likely noted, this day is a PTFC double header- Thorns kick at 12:00 noon, Timbers kick at 7:30. Providence Park will be jumping with the best of NWSL and MLS soccer (and the best supporters, too)!

That extraordinary situation brings us to our very first Rose City Riveters — Timbers Army joint match day drive. The drive will support Janus Youth Programs. Since their founding in 1972 for the purpose of providing residential care for adolescents struggling with homelessness and drug abuse, Janus Youth Programs has provided a second chance for at-risk youth with few resources, and no place to turn for help. Every year, 6,000 youth are assisted through their 40 programs in Oregon and Washington. This includes youth who have runaway or are homeless, or who have been trafficked for sex. Janus also serves teen parents and youth living in low-income neighborhoods as well.

We encourage you to stop off at a department or variety store over the next few days, and pick up some new socks. The most needed kind are the athletic style, as many of the people Janus serves spend a good deal of their day on their feet. As we approach the warmer weather, ankle socks and other lower cut socks are especially welcome. Thick, boot-style socks are always in need, too. While it might seem like such a little thing, good clean socks are greatly appreciated by the young people Janus serves.

Socks can be dropped off at Fanladen, 1633 SW Alder.

See you Saturday!

Preseason Photo Roundup

 Posted by on March 28, 2017  Uncategorized  No Responses »
Mar 282017
 

We’re very fortunate to have some amazing photographers in our midst.

If you’d like to vividly relive Saturday’s Thorns match:

Click here for photos from Ray Terrill

Click here for photos from Darren Lloyd

And thank you to all who share your excellent photos with the masses!

If more public photo galleries come available, we will update here.

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…

 Posted by on February 22, 2017  Uncategorized  No Responses »
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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