Timbers visiting Medford
The Portland Timbers have hit the road to conduct community events and a youth soccer clinic in Medford as part of the annual Rose City Road Trip tour.
On Tuesday, the team’s mascot — Timber Joey — will visit South Medford High with the 2015 MLS Cup trophy for fans to view from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
On Wednesday, Timbers midfielder Jack Jewsbury will begin the day with a visit to Providence Medical Center from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. before heading to a youth soccer clinic being led by the Timbers youth development staff for children ages 5-12. Set to run from 10 a.m. until noon at U.S. Cellular Community Park, the clinic will feature a training session, along with an autograph and Q&A session. It is free and open to the public, and participants must pre-register online at www.timbers.com/rosecityroadtrip.
Closing out the visit, the Timbers will participate in a community event in collaboration with the Unete Center for Farm Worker Advocacy, running from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
During the event, Jewsbury and other attendees will help package food staples and other items to distribute to local migrant farm workers.
In previous years, the Timbers have visited Klamath Falls, Salem, Eugene/Springfield, Bend, Astoria, Medford, Pendleton, Coos Bay, The Dalles, Corvallis and Vancouver, Wash.
The Timbers are coming off a 2-2 tie with Real Salt Lake on Saturday.
Fanendo Adi's tied it for Portland (5-6-5) in the 29th minute with a breakaway. It was Adi's ninth goal of the season, putting him second on the MLS goals list behind New York City FC's David Villa (11).
Portland hosts Houston on Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.