PORTLAND ESPN featured 8-year-old Atticus Lane-Dupre and his team The Green Machine as the number-one play on Sport Center s top ten list Wednesday night.
The Timbers and Make-A-Wish Oregon treated Atticus to a scrimmage with the Timbers at Jeld-Wen Field. More than 3,000 fans came out to lend their support.
Atticus missed his team s final soccer game last season to undergo cancer treatment.
A Make-A-Wish Oregon spokeswoman says it is the first time it has ever granted a game against a professional sports team. It also was the most community involvement the organization has seen.