The Northern Alliance has a busy week, beginning this Sunday afternoon. And everyone is invited to be a part of it.
First, Sunday 6/17, will be a double header for some of the membership, as Northern Alliance FC will take on fellow Timbers Army FC side Rose City Athletic at 2pm at the Delta Park Sports Complex’s Strasser Field. You can follow reports of the action on NAFC’s twitter account, at @NAFootballClub.
Also on Sunday, you can join the Northern Alliance for a viewing party at 107ist partner bar Dublin Down beginning at 3pm. The NAFC lads will come straight from the match for this one, as our beloved Timbers attempt to get their first win in the Home Depot Center against the reigning MLS champion LA Galaxy. Address: 813 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Thursday, 6/21 holds an event special for the Northern Alliance: the official Northern Alliance scarf presentation to our very own Brent Richards, taking place at the Burgerville in Orchards. Richards was a local star for Camas High School, and played soccer against some of the Northern Alliance membership before becoming the Timbers’ first Homegrown Player. He will be available for photos and autographs starting at 6pm. The Northern Alliance will also be collecting change for a penny drive for nearby Orchards Elementary, benefiting the youth of Peru. Address: 10903 NE 4th Plain Road, Vancouver, WA 98662
Friday, 6/22 is the big one (before the BIG ONE on Sunday): Timbers U23s vs. Seattle Sounders U23s at Kiggins Bowl. The match starts at 7:30pm, but the Northern Alliance is hosting a pre-match gathering at The Hideaway Tavern, which is about a block and a half north of the northern entrance to the stadium, starting at 4pm. We’re expecting a big turnout for this match, so if you want to pre-game, show up early, as the bar isn’t much larger than the Bitter End! At the match, there will be a Northern Alliance-manned Timbers Army/107ist table as well. The Hideaway Tavern is located at 4909 NE Hazel Dell Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98663.
Saturday, 6/23, Northern Alliance FC will be facing SDFC 3 beginning at 10am at LaSalle High School in Milwaukie. Come out to root for the lads!
Also on 6/23, the Northern Alliance will be participating in the Southwest Washington Soccer Fair, which is taking place from 11am-4pm at the soccer fields just south of Hudson’s Bay High School across Mill Plain, near downtown Vancouver. The Northern Alliance is hosting a Timbers Army/107ist information table. There will be giveaways, soccer exhibitions, a raffle for Timbers tickets, and music. Rumors also persist of Timbers players (and possibly Sounders players) participating.
All in all, it’s a busy week for the Northern Alliance membership. We sincerely hope that our Timbers Army brethren will cross the river and join in with some of our events this week!
Don’t forget, you can now follow the Northern Alliance on Twitter, at @TANorthAlliance.