The Timbers are back at home this Saturday night as they host the Houston Dynamo at Jeld-Wen Field. Houston is off to a good start, with nine points in four games. This is just the start of a tough month of April for the Timbers, as they also have two games atgainst San Jose, who had the best record in MLS last year, and a game at Kansas City. The Timbers have yet to win in their first four games and although they're improving they will need to keep playing well to get many points out of this stretch.
The Timbers have an even bigger game coming up on the 1st of May, however. That afternoon they will face the Green Machine. You may not have heard of this team, but it's led by a young man named Atticus. He's 8 years old and last year learned he had cancer and missed the last game of the season. Now that he's feeling better the Make-A-Wish Foundation has arranged for he and his team to play the Timbers. So, if you can come to Jeld-Wen Field at noon on May 1, you're sure to see a great game.