Buzzing on Yahoo Sports:

Timbers to host Morelia in first of annual friendlies against Liga MX sides
MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Real Salt Lake

View photo

MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Real Salt Lake

The Portland Timbers will play host to Liga MX side Morelia in a July friendly, the club announced on Tuesday. It will be the first of an annual match the Timbers will play against Mexican top-flight competition in a series called the Copa Verde.

Morelia, which is closing in on a berth in the Liga MX Clausura playoffs, will play at Jeld-Wen Field on July 3. The game will come after the Timbers' bye week and four days ahead of their match against the Columbus Crew. It will also mark the beginning of a busy week at Jeld-Wen Field, which will host two CONCACAF Gold Cup group games on July 9 -- Costa Rica against Cuba, and the USA against Belize.

Part of the proceeds from the Copa Verde match will go toward Portland's Mexican Consulate and its initiative on programs and scholarships for Hispanic youth development, education and health in the city.

Follow GOAL.COM on Twitter

Win cash prizes, pick a fantasy roster for just one day, join in minutes!

Learn how to play

Contest Entries Entry Fee Prizes Starts (EDT)
EPL $20K Nobody Loses 607/10000 $1 $20000 Saturday 10:00 AM Enter
NBA $15K Tournament [$2K to 1st] 562/3410 $5 $15000 Today 7:00 PM Enter
NBA $10K Tournament [$1K to 1st] 66/455 $25 $10000 Today 7:00 PM Enter
View Comments (0)