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Portland Timbers U23's
Full name Portland Timbers U23's
Nickname(s) The Saplings
Founded 2008
Stadium PGE Park
(Capacity: 19,566)
Chairman United States Merritt Paulson
Manager United States Jim Rilatt
League USL Premier Development League
2009 2nd, Northwest
Playoff Divisional Semifinals
Home colors
Away colors

Portland Timbers U23's is an American soccer team based in Portland, Oregon, United States. Founded in 2008 as part of the development system for the Portland Timbers USL First Division franchise, the team plays in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference.

The team plays its home games at PGE Park, where they have played since 2009. The team's colors are green and white.



The Timbers joined the PDL in 2009, and played their first ever game on May 9, 2009, against fellow expansion franchise Victoria Highlanders. The game finished 2-2, with the first goal in franchise history being scored by Jared VanSchaik.[1]



Current roster

as at June 14, 2009 Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Austin Guerrero
2 Zambia MF Mutanda Kwesele
4 United States FW Brent Richards
5 United States MF Tracy Hasson
7 United States MF Matt Van Houten
8 Japan MF Masaki Hemmi
9 United States FW Frankie Lopez
10 United States MF Jordan Crasilneck
11 United States DF Sterling Flunder
12 United States MF Avneet Shergill
13 United States DF Thomas Ryan
14 United States MF Collen Warner
No.   Position Player
16 United States DF Logan Emory
17 United States DF Miguel Guante
18 United States MF Roberto Farfan
20 United States FW Ryan Youngblood
21 United States MF Jared VanSchaik
22 United States DF Kipp Erskine
23 United States GK Garrett Staples
25 United States DF Pernell Brown
26 United States DF Chris Harms
27 Ethiopia MF Gemechu Abraham
United States MF Steven Evans


Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2009 4 USL PDL 2nd, Northwest Divisional Semifinals Did not qualify
2010 4 USL PDL

Head coaches

  • United States Jim Rilatt (2009-present)



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