Section 107 at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Ore., is home to the Timbers Army, the proud supporters of Pac Northwest Soccer. 

Hundreds of checkered flags wave at once.

A giant cardboard cutout of the Space Needle rises up in front of the packed-in throng of Portland (Ore.) Timbers fans. Seconds later, a cutout of the Timbers’ mascot “Timber Jim” is raised. 

Jim’s handlers swing his cardboard chainsaw into the Space Needle marionette and it drops...

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