FC Dallas in Portland for February 2013 preseason tournament
FRISCO – FC Dallas is one of three clubs set to join the Portland Timbers for their second annual preseason tournament at JELD-WEN Field from Feb. 17 to 23. Swedish first-division side AIK and the San Jose Earthquakes are also scheduled to participate in the friendly competition.
FC Dallas will open the round-robin tournament with AIK at 4:30 p.m. CT on Sunday, Feb. 17. The Dallas side will then face host Portland at 9:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Feb. 20, before closing out the tournament with San Jose at 4:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, Feb. 23.
Details regarding individual and group tickets for the tournament will be announced by the Timbers at a later date.
2013 Portland Preseason Tournament Schedule (All times Central)
Sunday, Feb. 17
AIK vs. FC Dallas – 4:30 p.m.
Portland vs. San Jose – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 20
AIK vs. San Jose – 7 p.m.
Portland vs. FC Dallas – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23
San Jose vs. FC Dallas – 4:30 p.m.
Portland vs. AIK – 7 p.m.
About AIK (Allmänna Idrottsklubben)
With over a century of history, Allmänna Idrottsklubben, also known as AIK, is considered one of the most successful football clubs in Sweden. The winner of 11 league championships, AIK has been a consistent member of Sweden’s first division, called the Allsvenskan, since its inception in 1924. AIK recently won the Allsvenskan title and the Svenska Cupen (Swedish Cup) in 2009. The club won its first Supercupen, a one-match competition contested annually among the country’s top clubs, in 2010. AIK has competed in Europe’s top club tournaments, the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, on several occasions, most recently playing in the 2010-11 UEFA Champions League. AIK finished the 2012 Allsvenskan season fourth in the table and is currently competing in the 2012-13 Europa League.