The Portland Timbers won their first MLS Cup trophy in team history with their 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew at MAPFRE Stadium on Sunday. And you can take home some MLS Cup 2015 history with official gear of the champions available at World Soccer Shop. Diego Valeri and Rodney Wallace scored to give the visitors a 2-0 advantage. The Crew’s Kei Kamara, pulled one back but it was only a consolation goal.
The Timbers have some of the most faithful supporters and after 5 years in the league have their first MLS Cup title. Celebrate with the team and other fans with this commemorative t-shirt.
The win ended the 40 year league championship drought for the club. Since their debut season in the old North American Soccer League in 1975, the Timbers had failed to win a league championship….until Sunday. The Timbers appeared in the first NASL Soccer Bowl in 1975 but came up short.
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The scarf has become a must look for all MLS fans, even though much of the season is played in the summer months. The scarf is a badge of honor for serious fans and at MLS Cup it actually may come in handy to stay warm.
“It’s a great feeling, great feeling,” head coach Caleb Porter said of delivering a championship for the team and to the city of Portland. “All I could think about was sharing that moment with my players, we have been through a long season. We have been together through highs and lows and they deserve all the credit, they are the ones playing the game inside of the lines and they had belief. I don’t think it has fully sunk in completely yet. Good teams, when they make a run like this, they are so locked in, laser focus that there’s a next game. I don’t think it has sunk in yet that there is no next game, we are raising the trophy and we are the best team in MLS this year.”
The Portland Timbers MLS Cup 2015 champions beanie will keep your head warm at the match and while out hiking the trails around the city.
“Thank you so much. What a pleasure to play for such a fantastic, vocal, passionate group of supporters in Portland,” Timbers defender Nat Borchers said of the win. “We’re so proud to be a part of that because they really help us get that extra 1 percent, 5 percent, 10 percent that we need to get the win. Absolutely, what a fantastic cup to bring back to Portland. Like I said, I’m just proud to be a part of this group and I think that we’re going to win some more championships with this group.”
Keep your hands warm and beer/cola cold with a Portland Timbers MLS Cup 2015 Champions Hugger