Update: From September 3rd of last year. We give this some run today at TSG. Congrats on your MLS home opener Rip City.
I wish someone would have told me about this beforehand.
Those who visit TSG know Miss TSG and I used to do the long distance thing between SF and Portland.
I’ve got a professed love for Rip City, what with its unfailingly friendly citizens, overrated coffee (sorry :>), phenomenal food (in fact a few months ago I mentioned Portland had the best food of any MLS town and Screen Door is my favorite restaurant), Short Sands surf break (just a skip out of town) and heavy porters.
Tuesday night represented the final USL game for the Timbers as they motor into MLS.
As a tribute to the team, the supporter group came prepped with a host of sunflowers–see the reason below, even cooler.
Having been to a host of Trailblazer games, I’m excited for MLS in Portland (and that has nothing to do with the product on the field yet.)
Just learned this, at this site too:
“You are my Sunshine” is part of Timbers lore. It is sung at every Timbers game as a tribute. Timber Jim’s daughter, Hannah, was killed in an automobile accident in 2004, and in her memory, the Timbers Army made a tradition of singing “You Are My Sunshine,” often led by a tearful Timber Jim.