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Timbers will play benefit match for Haitian relief

Haiti, February 15, 2010

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Amelia Templeton

OPB News
February, 2010

The Portland Timbers will play the University of Portland Pilots this Wednesday in a charity match to benefit Haiti.

Tickets are $7 and the money raised will go to Mercy Corps. The Portland aid agency is providing shelter and food to earthquake survivors in Haiti.

The Timbers announced last week they had signed Haitian National Team Midfielder James Marcelin.

He’s been playing for the Puerto Rico Islanders but was on break in Haiti when the earthquake struck.

Marcelin will appear in the game Wednesday, along with young prospective players invited to a training camp and some members of the regular team.

The Timbers season kicks off on April 17th.