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Chris’s Soccer Valentine

Mike Chabala

defender, Portland Timbers

Why is he Chris’s Soccer Valentine? There are a lot of things that are sexy about Mike Chabala, but nothing is a bigger attraction to me than a guy who stands up for my rights. I’ve been a fan of Mike ever since he became the first player to do a NOH8 Campaign photo shoot, and have always been impressed by the charm, humor, and kindness he displays to all of his fans, doing charitable work whenever he can. And I’m not going to deny that Mike is an incredibly handsome man.

What would their Soccer Valentine date be? Our date would be at my perfect date location in Austin, Texas, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. And I think Mike would be game for one of their special “Action Pack” events, like a music video singalong or movie quotealong. We’d get there early for the preshow along with our first round of drinks and some conversation. Then we’d sing along to our favorite 80’s hits or shout out our favorite Office Space quotes for 90 minutes, maybe sharing a gourmet milkshake while we do.

gay4soccer founder Chris’s personal Twitter is @CJBinATX

Jorge’s Soccer Valentine

Jake Gleeson

goalkeeper, Portland Timbers

Why is he Jorge’s Soccer Valentine? He is a great goalkeeper who did very well last year when Troy Perkins was out in the beginning of the season making some spectacular saves. Also I love his New Zealand accent, his sense of style with the skinny jeans and such, and is great at playing guitar. Who would not want somebody who is great in more than one area?

What would their Soccer Valentine date be? I would start with playing at Jeld-Wen Field and me taking a few shots at him. Then I would take him out to a bar and grille and finally I would then take him back to my place where there will be white rose pedals from the moment he enters into my condo!

Our Portland Timbers writer Jorge is on Twitter at @jrod2589

Timbers Injuries: What is Going On?

So I read on and the Portland Timbers website that Eddie Johnson (yes the cute British boy that was out throughout most of last season with a concussion) is out indefinitely with another concussion sustained in training. REALLY? This is not good as we have so many people hurt that its turning out to be very scary for me early on (even before the MLS Season actually starts…not good.)

Then comes Darlington Nagbe being hurt during the match-up with the Galaxy so management is pretty cautious with him.  I can see why as we already have had a concussion with one player and Boyd hasn’t had his work permit figured out yet either. He sustained this semi-injury during the match with a “bothersome right ankle.” This is the second striker in as many days with some sort of injury.

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Portland Timbers Off-Season Pickups

This off-season we have seen a different Portland Timbers than what we saw last season. We had exits from notable people like Rodrigo Lopez, Kenny Cooper, Peter Lowry, Kevin Goldthwaite, Adin Brown, and Brian Umony. However, we had some notable pick ups that can help us secure a good defensive line and a striker position.

From the website we have the following people who were picked up so far in the off-season (and we are so far not even done  yet):  José Adolfo Valencia (12/14: Independiente Santa Fe/Colombia); F Brent Richards (1/4: Home Grown); D Andrew Jean-Baptiste (1/12: SuperDraft); M Brendan King(1/12: SuperDraft); D Hanyer Mosquera (1/17: free); M Ryan Kowaluk (1/17: supplemental draft); M Miguel Ibarra (1/17: supplemental draft); G Doug Herrick (1/17: supplemental draft); M Logan McDaniel (1/17: supplemental draft); F Kris Boyd (1/30: free); M Charles Renken (1/31: waiver wire)

Now this doesn’t mean that some of these players won’t be cut (especially the people from the Supplemental Draft). There are a few players in here that stick out to most people so I am going to introduce you guys to these people here on the website.

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Meet Jorge, Our New Portland Timbers Writer…

My name is Jorge and I am a proud Portland Timbers supporter from Rhode Island. Now people must be thinking to themselves, “How are you a timbers fan but live in Rhode Island?” Good question and I’ll explain to you how I became a Timbers fan.

It all started last year during my senior year of college. I was watching a match on TV between the Timbers and the Revolution. I watched the entire 90 minute match and fell in love with the Timbers. Their determination and being able to go against a great team that has been around for a while intrigued me. I also liked the fact that they were the newest team in the league and I respected them for that. After that soccer match I fell in love with the team watching every game on my computer and cheering them on. read more…

One Week of Soccer Allies – Time for Some Homework

The week since we first launched our Allies List has been amazing to say the least. Seeing folks from all parts of the soccer community reach out to us and sign on is such a powerful message about how special the sport we love is. Now that we’re a week in, we are going to start working to the grow the list even more, and ask you all to join us in occasional assignments to help us out.   read more…