The Portland Timbers will play host to the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer in an exhibition match Friday, March 20, at the University of Portland's Clive Charles Soccer Complex at 7 p.m. The New York Red Bull return 15 players this season from the 2008 squad, which captured the Western Conference championship and reached the MLS Cup for the first time in team history.

New York face Seattle Sounders in their season opener on March 19th in Seattle.