This week marks the start of the 2017 MLS (Major League Soccer) season. It is a special moment, because exactly this time last year I was in Portland for my first MLS game and my first time as host of MLSsoccer.com’s Get Me In There. And boy was I spoiled!
The Portland Timbers fans are heralded as some of the best in the league- and they did not disappoint! I helped prepare the tifo, which is a very large banner or cards that goes up over the crowd, I received a cheat sheet of all the cheers so I could use my off-tune vocal chords, and I got to meet the iconic Timber Joey, who chainsaws off a piece of log every time the Timbers score. Oh, and I got to hang out with Timbers star Nat Borchers who has to be the most down to earth person I’ve ever met. We grabbed a bunch of Heineken, which we had thanks to our sponsor, you know, Heineken, and gave them away to fans who were camped out waiting to get into the game that was still 24 hours away. Not sure if that’s exactly legal, but, uhhh, we “allegedly” did it- okay?
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