Providence Park - Portland Timbers - National Anthems

Current MLS Cup champion Portland Timbers will continue their now-annual tradition of hosting a preseason tournament in 2016.


The club announced Friday the details of the 2016 Simple Invitational, to be held at Providence Park in Portland. Joining the home team will be the Vancouver Whitecaps, Chicago Fire and current NASL side Minnesota United FC.


The Simple Invitational will take place Feb. 21-27 in a doubleheader matchday format. The Timbers will play Minnesota in the first game on Feb. 21 following the opening game between Chicago and Vancouver.



On Feb. 24, the Fire and United will face off in a midwestern clash, with a Cascadia match-up between the Timbers and Whitecaps coming in the nightcap.


The Invitational concludes Feb. 27, with Vancouver facing Minnesota and Portland playing Chicago.


Tickets for the 2016 Simple Invitational are available on the Timbers' website.