Portland Timbers may have performed below expectations on the pitch in 2012 but the franchises off-field exploits were above what they had hoped for.
After missing the playoffs by one spot in their debut MLS season in 2011, the Timbers fell to second bottom on the Western Conference table this term, however, the fans have already begun preparing for next campaign by renewing their memberships already.
The membership cap of 12,500 for the freshman year was increased to 14,750 for the sophomore season which has again has risen to 15,250 for 2013.
That number has already been snapped up with the Timbers announcing that they have sold out of memberships for 2013.
“The Portland Timbers today announced that the club has sold out of its increased allotment of season tickets for the 2013 Major League Soccer season, now capping season ticket sales at 15,250 seats,” a club statement read.