Welcome to this week in Timbers Army Football Club news. Rumors persist that the weather is finally supposed to be nice this weekend, which should aid the teams as they progress through their spring schedules. I’m pleased to see the various team members wear their kits to Timbers matches to indicate they are part of the TAFC umbrella, and my goal is to have pictures added of the display at Far Post Soccer Supply of all the TAFC kits. As the official supplier of TAFC gear, Far Post has been a huge fan of the Timbers and Timbers Army, and as a player, I love that a local company is stepping in to help local soccer. Onward to the updates!
101st FC finished session 1 of their spring futsal term with a loss to Urban Honking 9 to 6. As team manager Owen put it in his official update, “With a loss this week we finished below .500 and in the bottom half of the table. This weeks action was much of the same as before… Inexperience at GK hurts and makes things difficult when you’re playing catch up in a fast paced game. We’re looking forward to the new session next week so that we can forget all about this one.” We look forward to hearing more exploits as they move to session 2!
Cascade Rangers FC didn’t submit an official report, but through the TAFC Facebook page, they announced a loss to South VN 7 to 1 on April 28. They play their next league fixture on May 6 at Gladstone HS against Electric Dream Machine before they have a four week break in matches, but they’ve already set up one friendly versus Old Growth FC on May 12. The location was just announced as Willamette Park at 9 AM, so apparently for those teams, it’s on like donkey kong!
FC Dynamo used a strong start and a strong finish to beat Salsa Azul 4-2 and move into a tie for first place in GPSD Division I. That’s the words from manager Dave Trausneck as Jon Bial scored a brace to assist his team to victory. We also got a recap of the team’s last victory on April 15 3 to 1 over Abysinnia before they suffered a heartbreaking loss 1 to 0 over North End on April 22 in their last match. If our information is correct, FC Dynamo will battle Team Awesome at 4 PM out at Gladstone HS, which is quickly becoming TAFC Central.
Old Growth FC played their third match, which was highlighted by the unveiling of their primary green kit , a change in formation and the team’s first official goal, a penalty kick by Sean Moran. Unfortunately, OGFC lost 7 to 1 in a really competitive match where their defense was greatly improved, but was beaten by some exceptional shots on goal. They get a bit of a break in the schedule, as their next league match is on May 9 versus FC Nor’East at Delta Park 1.
We didn’t get reports from AC Loco Moco, Coat? FC, FC Portlandia, North End United, Northern Alliance FC or Rose City Athletic for this week, but we do know they have upcoming matches. AC Loco Moco has a match on May 5 just before the Timbers face Columbus at JWF, while we await details from Coat? FC about when they start their next session of futsal. FC Portlandia has a date with SDFC Eastburn at noon out at Gladstone HS. North End United has a date with Rose City Athletic at 9 AM out at LaSalle HS, which we hope is a fun, spirited and friendly affair. Northern Alliance FC meets up with Broken Arrow out at Sherwood’s Snyder Park at 2 PM on May 6. We will get you caught up with previous matches as soon as those reports are submitted.