Richey, Timbers U-23s Battle Rival Kitsap Pumas
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Timbers U-23s face a two-match week, starting Thursday, when they play host to rival the Kitsap Pumas as part of a Health and Fitness School Day, presented by Providence Sports Care Center, at JELD-WEN Field at 11 a.m. PT. The Timbers U-23s then take to the road for the first time this season, visiting Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 on Saturday at the University of British Columbia at 2 p.m. PT.
Tickets for Thursday's match are $5 and are available for purchase at the JELD-WEN Field box office or online at www.ticketmaster.com. The day will feature health fair on the concourse at JELD-WEN Field and a special pre-game, on-field presentation led by Providence Health & Services; gates open at 9 a.m.
The Timbers U-23s (2-0-0, 6 pts) are coming off a 4-1 victory over Victoria Highlanders FC on May 19. Husky goalkeeper Spencer Richey recorded five saves in the win. The Seattle, Wash. native started all three games of the season so far, including the U.S. Open Cup match against the PSA Elites.
Thursday's match pits the top two teams in the PDL's Northwest Division, with both Portland and Kitsap (2-1-0, 6 pts) tied with six points. The Timbers U-23s lead the all-time series against the Pumas, with a record of 3-2-1. The two sides last met June 3, 2011, also a Health and Fitness School Day, with the Pumas earning a 3-2 win at JELD-WEN Field.
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