As defined in Europe, it’s an Italian word referring to visual displays of passionate support for a team.
As defined in North America, it’s the Timbers Army.
The Timbers Army has represented the Rose City and supported our club with flags, banners, two-sticks, and smoke bombs since 2001. Timbers Army tifo has always been created, funded, and produced independently of Portland Timbers FC. Tifo is funded through your purchases of merchandise from No Pity Originals and memberships in the 107 Independent Supporters Trust.
It takes an Army to paint these amazing displays and we’d love to have you join us! We utilize the creativity, passion, and sweat equity of supporters who do this for their love of the club and nothing more. If you are interested in getting involved with the tifo crew and are a member of the 107 Independent Supporters Trust, opt-in for volunteer notifications about tifo painting. To do this, log into your account and click on your name near the top right of the page to go to your profile page. From your profile page, click on the “Edit Profile” button and scroll to the Volunteer notification opt-in section, check the box next to Tifo painting then click then [Save] button.
Legends Never Sleep tifo for the Portland Timbers FC vs Seattle Sounders FC match on July 16, 2016.
Legends Never Sleep consisted of three concourse banners with the words "Legends Never Sleep" painted across them, a card display with red and black cards to create stripes across the lower bowl of the North End, a rail banner on the capo mainstage with the words "Sweet Dreams," and a net lift of the character Freddy Kruger from the movie "Nightmare on Elm Street" wearing a striped sweater with a gold star above his left breast. Freddy’s gold star represents the star worn by players on Timbers FC kit after winning the 2015 MLS Cup and was painted by Timbers player and captain Diego Valeri.
*technically, cards are pieces of plastic tablecloth cut into squares
Donate directly to the Timbers Army tifo fund by selecting "GDO including tifo" on the Donate page. Please note that all donations are not tax deductible.