The Timbers have begun their pregame warm-up here at Paetec Park in Rochester and they are wearing their alternate red kits for the first time in USL-1 play. They look sharp, although a bit Christmasy when paired with green track suit tops.
Here's the lineup for tonight...
Def: S. Thompson, Knowles, J. Thompson, Griffin
Mid: Gregor, Poltl, Higgins
For: Brown, Bagley, Suzuki
The emergency goalkeeper in the event that James becomes injured is Brown, a role he was in during his days with Kansas City (MLS).
If you hadn't heard, Ray Burse made his 2008 first team debut with FC Dallas today and was on the short end of a 2-1 loss to Preston Burpo and the Colorado Rapids.
Check out the Timbers' audio broadcast today at portlandtimbers.com