Portland Timbers' v. Sounders for the NYTimes Travel Section

_DX_8628Last fall Christopher Onstott, Jan Sonnenmair and I all banded together to shoot a little NW soccer action for the New York Times Travel Section.  Those Timbers Fans are not messing around.  Many of them slept in line overnight to be the first ones in the stands. Not to mentions the costumes, the Timbers Army, the green smoke and those ubiquitous scarves.  In some ways the fans are way more interesting to watch than the soccer itself (and way more fun to photograph).  The game we shot they ended up beating the Sounders 1 to 0, which means the green smoke was flying.  In a city with not a ton of professional sports options (and the Blazers will break our hearts every time) and not a ton of what I would call your typical sports fan, it is so amazing to see Portland rally around soccer. 20131013_Timbers_001 20131013_Timbers_002 20131013_Timbers_00320131013_Timbers_00720131013_Timbers_019 20131013_Timbers_023 20131013_Timbers_026 20131013_Timbers_02820131013_Timbers_033 20131013_Timbers_037 20131013_Timbers_040 20131013_Timbers_04120131013_Timbers_044 20131013_Timbers_04520131013_Timbers_051 20131013_Timbers_05320131013_Timbers_055 20131013_Timbers_05620131013_Timbers_06320131013_Timbers_067 20131013_Timbers_069 20131013_Timbers_070 20131013_Timbers_074 20131013_Timbers_075