Portland Timbers was an American professional soccer team based in Portland, Oregon, United States. Founded in 2001, the team played in various leagues at the second tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, including the USL First Division and the USSF Division 2 Professional League, until the end of the 2010 season. On March 20, 2009, Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber announced that an expansion team had been granted to the Portland area and that the team would retain the Timbers name. The new team began play in MLS in 2011. The team played its home games at PGE Park. The team's colors were green and white. The team also had a development team, Portland Timbers U23's, which won the USL Premier Development League championship in 2010 and is currently affiliated with the MLS team. This incarnation of the Timbers is the third in US soccer history. They took the name of the original franchise that played in the North American Soccer League (NASL) from 1975 to 1982.