Tag Archives: Michael Orr

Soccer Shenanigans At Powell’s Books

March 8, 2012

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“On March 8, 1975, the Portland Timbers were born.” The Timbers moniker won out over Pioneers, RainDrops, and Steelheads, to become the official name of the inaugural 1975 soccer team. With a hastily assembled squad of players, the freshest faces in the North American Soccer League were able to turn a slow start into a […]

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History Press Releases First Soccer Title

January 27, 2012

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The History Press is delighted to announce The 1975 Portland Timbers: The Birth of Soccer City, USA by Michael Orr will be available from Oregon bookstores just in time to celebrate the start of the 2012 Major League Soccer season. Relive the magic of the Portland Timbers’ 1975 season and the birth of Soccer City, […]

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Interview with Michael Orr, Author of The 1975 Portland Timbers: The Birth of Soccer City, USA

December 14, 2011

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AK: How did the Timbers’ Army get its start? What won the hearts of Portlanders in that first year? MO: In the Timbers’ inaugural season of 1975, there was no official supporters group. A booster club was founded before the 1976 season started, by a group of dedicated fans who fell in love with the […]

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Timbers

August 3, 2011

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Tonight at 7:30 on ESPN watch the Portland Timbers take on the Los Angeles Galaxy. Next spring check out Michael Orr’s book Soccer City, USA: The Birth of the Portland Timbers (History Press, Spring 2012), which recalls the premier 1975 season of Portland’s beloved futbol team. Visit the team website or check out Michael’s blog […]

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