It's almost Timbers time
- The tournament features 12 Major League Soccer teams. Four NWSL teams will play each other including the Portland Thorns FC.
Why it matters: Fans will see new Timbers coach Phil Neville's style and look for signs of improvement on last year's disappointing season.
- In a recent interview, the coach said a new designated player could be joining the team within weeks.
What we're watching: How the Timbers Army receives the new coach, having already issued a salty statement on Instagram in November before his hiring.
What's next: The Timbers' MLS season opens at home against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7:30pm.
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