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Alliance formed for academy launch
February 28th, 2012 4:34PM

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[PORTLAND TIMBERS] The Portland Timbers have formed an alliance with three prominent Oregon clubs -- Eastside Timbers (formerly Eastside United FC), Vancouver United Timbers (formerly Columbia Timbers) and Westside Timbers (formerly Westside Metros) -- dubbed  the “adidas Timbers Alliance." The Timbers Academy will commence this fall, with teams competing in the U-16 and U-18 age brackets of the Development Academy.

The goal is to help channel the top youth players towards the Timbers’ development programs and the Timbers Academy.

“Each of these clubs shares a passion and a vision for developing youth players and providing elite opportunities for youth,” said Timbers Academy Director Mike Smith. “These clubs are excellent community ambassadors for the sport and excel at player development.”



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  1. Ernest Irelan
    commented on: February 29, 2012 at 11:23 a.m.
    My congrats to the Timbers for taking this step....I have been a strong advocate of ALL MLS teams be required to have a residential developement academy in order to have an MLS team in the league. This would be the answer to the USA having players at the highest level of skil , regardless of what area of the country they were from. Today, in some areas, soccer does not even have a program for players, sad to say. I am sure Corp. sponsors along with the teams could support such a program. I know this happens in other countries of the world.

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