What was once a daydream became a goal. Fifteen months later, the goal became a reality.
This week, the 107ist welcomed its 1,000th member – Grant Engler. To commemorate his spot in Timbers history, we took a moment to download Grant’s thoughts on the amazing community that is Timberana.
Q. How long have you been following the Timbers?
A. I'm a relatively new Timbers fan because I haven't lived here very long. I've been a fan since I've been here though, about four years.
Q. Where in the stadium do you watch the game?
A. The North End, of course.
Q. When the Timbers are on the road, where do you watch the matches?
A. My fiancée and I are in the process of moving to a different part of town so I need to find a place nearby. The 4-4-2 perhaps…
Q. Why did you join the 107ist?
A. I joined because I am insanely excited for this season, and I want to do all I can to support the Timbers and the TA. Drink discounts around town are nice, too.
Q. What does it feel like to be the 1,000th member of the 107ist?
A. It’s great. Let’s go for 2,000 this season!
Q. Who is your favorite Timbers player?
A. Ryan Pore. Eric Brunner is a close second; he's been very impressive so far.
Q. What is your favorite Timbers chant/song?
A. “Timbers Wonderland”
Q. Did you grow up in Oregon? If not, what brought you here?
A. I grew up in Wisconsin. We moved out here for a number of reasons; jobs and better weather mostly.
Q. What is your favorite aspect of the 107ist?
A. I love the organization and support that the 107ist provides to make the Timbers Army the best fan base in the country.