Sponsored by Wilsonville Library Foundation & Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society

“Soccer City, USA: The Birth and Rise of the Portland Timbers”

Presented by Michael Orr

  • 5 p.m. doors; 6:30 p.m. event |
  • Free |
  • Minor with parent or guardian

About “Soccer City, USA: The Birth and Rise of the Portland Timbers”

Sponsored by Wilsonville Library Foundation & Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society give a nod to Timbers fever with this presentation on the history of Portland's soccer franchise. Michael Orr takes a look back at the first season of the Timbers team in 1975, a season so successful that it landed the Timbers in the NASL Soccer Bowl and earned Portland the nickname “Soccer City USA.” Learn more about the team that inspired huge crowds and featured stars like Peter Withe and Willie Anderson.

Michael Orr is a soccer writer who covers the Portland Timbers in various online locations. He hosts the twice-weekly podcast “Soccer Made in Portland” and has contributed articles for The Blizzard Magazine and XI Quarterly. He is the author of The 1975 Portland Timbers: The Birth of Soccer City, USA.

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