PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – It’s an enormous weekend for soccer followers in Portland as each the Timbers and Thorns return from worldwide break to host the 2 Kansas Metropolis golf equipment with an 80% crowd of totally vaccinated people for the most important attendance on the stadium since March 2020.
Previous to the Thorns match on Sunday there will probably be a canned meals drive for these in attendance. All followers should do is drop off a non-perishable meals merchandise to the Oregon Meals Financial institution Community upon entry on the gates. The Juneteenth meals drive is being held at NWSL matches across the league this weekend and it got here from the thoughts of the Thorns’ Crystal Dunn.
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“Usually, to rejoice Juneteenth, lots of people get collectively and have a cookout. I believe that will probably be slightly bit tougher to drag off clearly given the standing of the world nonetheless and I determine, doing a meals drive the place we’d have the ability to maintain meals as a continuing however we will even have the ability to encourage and invite everyone to affix in and clearly Portland has an enormous fan base and if individuals can simply present up proper earlier than the sport and convey some meals. I believe it is fairly handy and simple. I’m fairly excited for it and I’m actually grateful the Oregon Meals Financial institution Community was so prepared to be concerned. They’re clearly nicely geared up for this and I simply sprung it on them type of rapidly however they had been in a position to get the whole lot so as and so they have been completely unimaginable,” Dunn stated concerning the meals drive.
Along with Thorns vs. Kansas Metropolis on Sunday, the Timbers will play in entrance of an 80% crammed park on Saturday night time at 7:30 towards Sporting KC on FOX 12 +. FOX 12’s Nick Krupke and membership legend Willie Anderson will countdown to kickoff dwell from the pitch beginning at 7:00 p.m.
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