Minnesota United announced on Thursday that they will be making a return trip to Portland to play in the Timbers’ 6th annual preseason tournament February 9-15, 2017. Minnesota will face three MLS sides in the tournament: Portland Timbers, Vancouver Whitecaps and Real Salt Lake. All four teams are in the Western Conference and will give the Loons a good look at what to expect from their inaugural season in the conference.
This is Minnesota’s second straight preseason trip to Portland, having played in the Simple Invitational with Portland, Vancouver and the Chicago Fire in early 2015. Minnesota dropped all three games of the tournament last year. Highlights from last year’s games can be found here: Portland Timbers 4:0 Minnesota United FC, Chicago Fire 3:0 Minnesota United FC, and Vancouver Whitecaps 3:1 Minnesota United FC (Vancouver also has the entire replay of their game available here).
Games will be played as doubleheaders at Providence Park in Portland, OR on February 9, 12 and 15th:
Thursday, Feb. 9
Minnesota United FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC – 7:00 p.m. CT
Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake – 9:30 p.m. CT
Sunday, Feb. 12
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Real Salt Lake – 4:30 p.m. CT
Portland Timbers vs. Minnesota United FC – 7:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday, Feb. 15
Real Salt Lake vs. Minnesota United FC – 7:00 p.m. CT
Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC – 9:30 p.m. CT
Tickets for the matches are available on the Timbers’ website. Single day passes start at $10, and full tournament passes start at $39. The Dark Clouds tweeted that they are working on organizing a trip to the tourney, and we will keep you updated on any developments.
Keep an eye on our Key Preseason Dates for more important MNUFC preseason events, we will update it as more preseason games are added.