Timbers close in on preseason tourney

Portland fans get a chance to see new line-up Monday
Feb. 25, 2012 / by Cliff Pfenning, oregonsports.com

Portland Timbers fans get their first look at the team's new line-up Monday when the team's four-team preseason tournament begins at Jeld-Wen Field.

Portland plays host to San Jose, with Chivas USA and Sweden's AIK also involved in a doubleheader.

AIK and Chivas USA begin at 5 p.m. with Portland and San Jose following.

The tournament continues Thursday when the Timbers, who went 3-0-1 in a series of exhibition games in Los Angeles, play Chivas USA and concludes Sunday with the Portland-AIK match.

Portland opens the regular season March 12 at home against the Philadelphia Independence.