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Sideline Concession Stand
 

April 5th, 2024

We’ve got something new at our complex for all our players and spectators! Introducing Eastside’s Sidelines Snacks, your go-to concession stand for all your game-day cravings. Swing by and check out our snack shack for delicious treats and refreshments. We're just getting started, so stay tuned for even more tasty options coming your way. 

We love that we now have a snack shack, we really do. However, with great snacks comes great responsibility.

Let's Keep It Clean: The snack shack brings with it an influx of trash and recyclables. We kindly ask that you be mindful of properly disposing of your waste.

♻️ Recycle Responsibly: Help us maintain a green environment by utilizing the recycle bins provided.

Pitch In: Let's work together to keep our complex pristine. If you spot any trash on the ground, please pick it up and dispose of it properly.

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our community clean and enjoyable for all!


ADIDAS Eastside Coach and Players of the Month

April 5th, 2024

Our monthly honorees will receive a generous gift from ADIDAS and will be in the running for our end-of-year awards. Our March 2024 recipients are:

ADIDAS Coach of the Month - Coach Romeo Salazar

ADIDAS Timbers Player of the Month - Oliver Sage

ADIDAS Thorns FC Player of the Month - Sutton Bell LeFevre

Congratulations!


Introducing our Brand New Summer Soccer Series!
 

April 1st, 2024

Exciting news for soccer enthusiasts! We're thrilled to announce a lineup of tournaments at the Eastside Timbers Sports Complex. First up is the Three For ALL 3v3 Tournament on May 19th, 2024, followed by the Rec Fest Tournament on June 15th & 16th, 2024, and the Odyssey Invitational running from June 22nd through the end of July. With age ranges from U6 to U18, there's something for everyone. Expect minimum games played, medals for winners, food vendors, skills challenges, family activities, and more. Don't miss out—register now and join us for an unforgettable soccer experience! For inquiries, contact Tournament Director Joel Castro at joel@eastsidetimbers.com.

 


ADIDAS Eastside Coach and Players of the Month

March  14th, 2024

Our monthly honorees will receive a generous gift from ADIDAS and will be in the running for our end-of-year awards. Our February 2024 recipients are:

ADIDAS Coach of the Month - Coach Kaylee White

ADIDAS Timbers Player of the Month - Anthony Brambila Pelayo

ADIDAS Thorns FC Player of the Month - Carly Wharton

Congratulations!


Joslynn Bigelow Earns Prestigious U.S. Soccer Award at Annual General Meeting
 

February 10th, 2024

Joslynn Bigelow, our Eastside TOPSoccer Director, earned the second annual Carla Overbeck Leadership Award, an honor given to an individual who demonstrates a unique ability to lead and guide others and who contributes to the success of an initiative that benefits those outside their own organization and places emphasis on collaboration within and among leadership.

Bigelow recently won the third annual ADAPTandTHRIVE Disability Award, which recognizes an individual who is making an impact in the United States’ broad landscape of Disability soccer. She holds a USSF D license as well as certifications in TOPSoccer, Special Olympics, CP Soccer, and Blind Soccer. She has been named the Oregon Youth Soccer Association (OYSA) TOPSoccer Coach of the Year.

Bigelow also currently serves as OYSA TOPSoccer Chair. As an assistant coach for CP Soccer, she has been a part of numerous development and grassroots camps, coached in the IFCPF Club World Cup in Spain in 2022, and was part of the ADAPTandThrive Invitational. She is also the Head Coach of the Down Syndrome Sports of America Futsal National Team.

We can't say enough about how amazing Joslynn is, and we are very lucky to have her on our staff at Eastside!

Congratulations Joslynn!


ADIDAS Eastside Coach and Players of the Month

January 27th, 2024

Our monthly honorees will receive a generous gift from ADIDAS and will be in the running for our end-of-year awards. Our January 2024 recipients are:

ADIDAS Coach of the Month - Coach Erik Sather

ADIDAS Timbers Player of the Month - Christian Gonzalez

ADIDAS Thorns FC Player of the Month - Lucy Maloney

Congratulations!


JOSLYNN BIGELOW WINS 2023 U.S. SOCCER ADAPTANDTHRIVE DISABILITY AWARD
 

ADAPTANDTHRIVE AWARD RECOGNIZES AN INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANIZATION MAKING AN IMPACT IN THE UNITED STATES’ BROAD LANDSCAPE OF DISABILITY SOCCER; BIGELOW SERVES AS HEAD COACH OF DOWN SYNDROME SOCCER’S FUTSAL NATIONAL TEAM

CHICAGO (Jan. 16, 2024) – U.S. Soccer today announced Joslynn Bigelow has won the third annual ADAPTandTHRIVE Disability Award, which recognizes an individual who is making an impact in the United States’ broad landscape of Disability soccer.

“This award is one of my favorites, and I always enjoy reading all nominations from across the country. As U.S. Soccer aims to grow the game at all levels, pausing to recognize those impacting our grassroots game on a daily basis is of fundamental importance,” said Stuart Sharp, U.S. Soccer Senior Director of Technical and Grassroots. "Joslynn certainly fits the mold of someone supporting the game’s growth. For over a decade, she has dedicated herself to providing quality and inclusive soccer opportunities both at a local and national level. Joslynn is a very deserving winner, and I am sure she will use this as only further motivation to continue to make an even greater impact in the future.”

Bigelow earned the honor for her work with Down Syndrome Sports of America, where she helped develop the soccer pathway for adaptive athletes and serves as head coach of the organization’s Futsal National Team, as well as for her over decade-long commitment to TOPSoccer and the Special Olympics.

Since beginning as Down Syndrome Sports of America’s Futsal National Team head coach in 2022, Bigelow has led the team at four events, including the 2023 ADAPTandTHRIVE Invitational where the team trained and competed alongside U.S. Soccer’s Extended National Teams. Bigelow has also developed touchpoints when the team is not together for camps, instituting online, bi-weekly sessions where the athletes can engage with each other through conversation and functional soccer exercise.

"It's surreal to be nominated, let alone awarded,” Bigelow said. I live and breathe the work we do through the ADAPTandTHRIVE Initiative. This award is a culmination of our efforts to date and is a reminder to continue to drive accessibility, opportunity, and inclusion through the soccer community. Whether you are new to the adaptive soccer space or a champion of accessibility, all have a role in serving soccer players and professionals with disabilities."

Bigelow has long been active in adaptive sports with various organizations, serving as a USYS TOPSoccer volunteer in Oregon for 16 years and working as an assistant coach for CP Soccer for two years. She is also part of the ADAPTandTHRIVE Working Group and helped develop U.S. Soccer's first Modern Language Document pertaining to disability language, a census of players with disabilities participating in U.S. Soccer, and an interactive map to help players find disability soccer programs in the United States.

-U.S. Soccer. (2024, January). Joslynn Bigelow Wins 2023 U.S. Soccer #AdaptAndThrive Disability Award. U.S. Soccer. https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2024/01/joslynn-bigelow-wins-2023-us-soccer-adaptandthrive-disability-award


Oregon Premier Futsal unveils a new statue from the 2014 MLS All-Star game, donated by Shon Kim

December 28th, 2023

Originally commissioned for the 2014 MLS All-Star game in Portland, this artwork was later auctioned off to benefit the Portland Timbers Community Fund and has now found its way to Eastside Timbers & Thorns FC. The wood statue was sculpted by Bob King using a chainsaw for 95% of the project, and captures the spirit of the match between the MLS All-Stars and Bayern Munich. (The MLS All-Stars won 2-1) A heartfelt thank you to Shon Kim for making this possible!


ADIDAS Eastside Coach and Players of the Month

December 27th, 2023

Our monthly honorees will receive a generous gift from ADIDAS and will be in the running for our end-of-year awards. Our December 2023 recipients are:

ADIDAS Coach of the Month - Coach Julio Loza

ADIDAS Timbers Player of the Month - Junior Huskic

ADIDAS Thorns FC Player of the Month - Jamela Turin

Congratulations!


ADIDAS Eastside Coach and Players of the Month

November 30th, 2023

Our monthly honorees will receive a generous gift from ADIDAS and will be in the running for our end-of-year awards. Our November 2023 recipients are:

ADIDAS Coach of the Month - Coach Jimmy Weber

ADIDAS Timbers Player of the Month - Braden Fischer

ADIDAS Thorns FC Player of the Month - Kasia Lopez

Congratulations!


Our first-ever Eastside Timbers TOPSoccer Disability Resource Fair was a success!

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2023

We held our first Disability Resource Fair at Troutdale Indoor Sports and we couldn't be happier with the turnout! Thank you to all who came out as vendors to answer questions and share your knowledge with our players, parents, and support people. We had 12 wonderful vendors educating our crew (and other vendors) as to how they serve our players from childhood to adulthood. We'd like to thank our vendors, host (Troutdale Indoor Soccer), our families, and volunteer Holly White for their efforts to make this event a success.


ADIDAS Eastside Coach and Players of the Month

October 19th, 2023
 

Our monthly honorees will receive a generous gift from ADIDAS and will be in the running for our end-of-year awards. Our October 2023 recipients are:

ADIDAS Coach of the Month - Coach Rex Moffitt

ADIDAS Timbers Player of the Month - Gabriel Vuky

ADIDAS Thorns FC Player of the Month - Samantha Walker

Congratulations!


Keller Storlie Plays at Providence Park

September 24th, 2023

A fantastic crew full of family, friends, and fans came out to support our former player, Keller Storlie, in his Providence Park debut with Real Monarchs vs Timbers 2. Special thanks to the 2010B Red 1 team for showing up and cheering him on.


ADIDAS Eastside Coach and Players of the Month

September 18th, 2023
 

Starting this month, we have established a new segment in the club to recognize and highlight a coach and two players that will be featured on our website, newsletter, and social media outlets. These honorees will receive a generous gift from ADIDAS and will be in the running for our end-of-year awards. Our first recipients are:

ADIDAS Coach of the Month - Coach Mike Sheakley

ADIDAS Timbers Player of the Month - Spencer Tiffany

ADIDAS Thorns FC Player of the Month - Angie Vaquerano Velasquez

Congratulations!


Governor appoints Thanh H. Tran to preside as judge of the Clackamas County Circuit Court

August 24th, 2023

Thanh H. Tran has a civil litigation practice based in Clackamas County. To the Governor’s offices' knowledge, he will be Oregon’s first Vietnamese American judge and the first Asian American judge on the Clackamas County Circuit Court. He came to the United States as a child refugee from Vietnam and earned his law degree from the University of Washington. He remained in Seattle to work as a criminal prosecutor and then at civil litigation firms for the eight years following his graduation. In 2002, he started his own law practice, where he has represented individuals in personal injury cases, family law, commercial litigation, immigration law, real estate law, and criminal defense.

Tran is a graduate of the Judicial Academy at the National Judicial College and has received the Oregon State Bar Association President’s Diversity and Inclusion Award. He is a past member of the Oregon State Bar Board of Professional Responsibility and a current board member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association. He is highly involved in the Clackamas County community, including through his service to the Eastside Timbers, the North Clackamas School District Bond Advisory Committee, the Clackamas United Soccer Club, Our Lady of Lavang Vietnamese Catholic Church, and the Oregon Vietnamese Community Association. ~ State of Oregon Newsroom


Gabriel Vuky has been selected to the 2023 ODP 2010 Boys West Regional Team

August 14th, 2023

A huge congratulations to Gabriel Vuky for being selected to the 2023 ODP 2010 Boys West Regional Team! Gabriel and his regional team will compete at the ODP Interregional Tournament in Jan, 2024 at the Omni in Orlando, FL.


Keller Storlie Signs MLS Next Pro Contract with Real Monarchs

Aug 6th, 2023

A big congratulations are in order for Keller Storlie, a former player of Eastside Timbers. We're thrilled to share the news that he has signed with the MLS Next Pro Team Real Monarchs! 

Keller's roots trace back to Happy Valley, OR, where he grew up, and his soccer journey began during the days of Eastside United FC. His path led him to Spain, where he played for youth teams Getafe, CD Mostoles, and AD Alcorcon. He also spent a year with AD Aserri in Costa Rica. Through his dedication and hard work, Keller has earned this remarkable opportunity, and we're looking forward to watching him play at this next level.



Eastside Timbers & Thorns FC Announces Greg Pfleger as Sports & Event Center Director!
 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
 

Greg steps into the expanded role previously held by Tom Kean who will continue to serve as the club’s Youth Academy Director.

In this new position, Pfleger will manage the day-to-day operations of Oregon Premier Futsal, and its transition to the new Sports & Event Center at the Eastside Sports Complex in the near future. Drawing on years of experience in the business and soccer industry, organizational management, procurement, and customer service, he will provide a platform for sustainable growth and opportunity for our club and community.

“We are thrilled to have an individual with large-scale experience in the business and soccer industry to take the necessary next-steps to solidify Eastside Indoor Sports in our community,” said Technical Director Greg Maas. “His strategic leadership, vision, and innovative approaches will prove instrumental as he helps to take our organization and programming opportunities to new heights.”

Eastside Timbers & Thorns FC is committed to providing the best possible opportunities for our players, coaches, families, and surrounding communities. The expansion of our leadership team will allow for Eastside to better serve the needs of our entire membership, along with helping to implement the shared vision for our club, as we expand and progress into the future.

“I am thrilled to join Eastside Timbers & Thorns FC as the new Sports & Event Center Director, where my passion for soccer now becomes a full-time pursuit on and off the pitch. I’m ready to kick-off an exciting journey in the sport I love,” said Greg Pfleger.

The Northwest native and former collegiate standout for George Fox University, holds a bachelor’s degree in Educational Ministry and his U.S. Soccer ‘B’ License. Greg resides in Happy Valley, OR with his wife Casey, and has three children Natalie, Johnna, and Charlotte.


Braelyn Robertson to Compete in New Zealand with Soccer.com 2008 National Select Team

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Eastside Timbers & Thorns FC player Braelyn Robertson has been selected by Soccer.com and Generation adidas international to compete in an event surrounding the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup co-hosted in New Zealand and Australia. 

“This is an incredible opportunity for Braelyn – an experience of a lifetime to be honest,” said Technical Director Greg Maas. “Our partnership with Soccer.com has opened new doors for our club, and for Braelyn to be selected to travel, train, compete, and attend the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is a dream come true for her.”

In partnership with Inspiresport, the Soccer.com 2008 National Select Team will have an exclusive soccer experience training at state-of-the-art facilities, competing against top-level opponents, cultural sight-seeing throughout New Zealand, and attending 5 different World Cup matches featuring FIFA’s top-ranked U.S. Women’s National Team. 

The Soccer.com 2008 National Select Team features players from around the country and the event runs July 20th through August 3rd.