Timbers to play Preseason Games in Costa Rica, Tucson
The Portland Timbers announced their preseason schedule today for the 2019 MLS season. The squad will travel to San Jose, Costa Rica and Tucson for some preseason training, including six matches in that time, according to the team’s press release.
The Timbers training starts next week, on Tuesday, Jan. 22 in Portland. The team will leave for Costa Rica to begin an 11-day training camp after Jan. 30 at Complejo Deportivo Fedefutbol Plycem, which is the home of the Costa Rica Football Federation.
Portland will face Deportivo Saprissa on Feb. 4 and C.S. Herediano on Feb. 7.
In Tucson, the Timbers will battle Cascadia-rival Seattle Sounders FC on Feb. 13. Portland will also face the New York Red Bulls, USL side Phoenix Rising FC, and Real Salt Lake during the Mobile Mini Sun Cup in Arizona.
The regular season starts on the road for Portland against the Colorado Rapids on March 2.
Check out the full Timbers Preseason Schedule below
2019 Timbers Preseason Schedule
Monday, Jan. 21 – Players report for training camp
Tuesday, Jan. 22 – Preseason training begins
Wednesday, Jan. 30 – Travel to Costa Rica
Monday, Feb. 4 – Preseason match vs. Deportivo Saprissa
Thursday, Feb. 7 – Preseason match vs. C.S. Herediano
Sunday, Feb. 10 – Travel to Tucson
Wednesday, Feb. 13 – Preseason match vs. Seattle Sounders FC at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz.; 6 p.m. (Pacific)
Saturday, Feb. 16 – Preseason match vs. New York Red Bulls at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz.; 6 p.m. (Pacific)
Wednesday, Feb. 20 – Preseason match vs. Phoenix Rising FC at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz. in Tucson, Ariz.; 5 p.m. (Pacific)
Saturday, Feb. 23 – Preseason match vs. Real Salt Lake at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz. in Tucson, Ariz.; 4 p.m. (Pacific)
Sunday, Feb. 24 – Return to Portland