Timko, 26, returns for her fifth season in Vancouver after last playing with Whitecaps FC during the 2006 W-League season. In total, the Coquitlam, BC, native has started 25 of her 26 appearances, scoring four goals and recording five assists. During her time with the ‘Caps, Timko has played on two W-League championship squads, winning the league title in 2004 and 2006. In addition to her time with Whitecaps FC, Timko played for German club SG Essen-Schönebeck in 2010, Swedish club Piteå IF with fellow Whitecaps FC teammate Kaylyn Kyle in 2009, and Australian club Melbourne Victory in the 2008-2009 season.
In college, Timko played NCAA soccer at the University of Nebraska. During her four seasons with the Huskers, she was named Big 12 Player of the Year three times, and was a Third-Team National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American in 2004 and 2005. Additionally, she is one of less than 50 players with at least 40 goals and 40 assists in NCAA history.
Internationally, Timko is one of only nine women’s players to make 100 or more appearances for Canada. In total, she has started 75 of her 111 appearances, scoring four goals and recording seven assists. In January, the former Sport BC Junior Athlete of the Year started one of her three appearances for her country at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament at BC Place, while last year she started one of two appearances at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. On the youth level, Timko played in two FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship tournaments, including winning the Golden Boot as the top scorer at the 2004 tournament in Thailand, with seven goals in four matches. During her youth, Timko was a member of the BC Soccer Provincial Teams program and the National Training Centre program.
2010: Timko suited up for German club SG Essen-Schönebeck.
2009: The University of Nebraska product made seven appearances for Swedish side Pitea IF
2008: Timko made nine appearances for Melbourne Victory, scoring two goals for the club.
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2006: The Coquitlam, BC, native made 6 appearances for the 'Caps for a total of 436 minutes with one assist. 2005: The midfielder started in all 11 of her appearances for the Blue and White in the 2005 season, contributing one goal and three assists. 2004: Timko made five appearances for the 'Caps in her inaugural W-League season, chipping in three goals.
2006: Started all 18 of her appearances, contributing 11 goals and seven assists for the Huskers. As a senior, Timko won her third consecutive Big 12 Player of the Year award and was named to her third consecutive First Team All-Central Region. 2005: The Coquitlam, BC, native started in all 23 of her appearances where she tallied 11 goals and 21 assists for the Husker as a junior. For a second consecutive year she was named First Team All-Big 12, Big 12 Player of the Year, First Team All-Central Region and a Third Team All-American. 2004: As a sophomore, Timko started all 19 of her appearances and scored a career high 15 goals with 13 assists. The season was so successful, Timko was named First Team All-Big 12, Big-12 Player of the Year, First Team All-Central Region and a Third Team All-American. 2003: Timko started eight of her 11 appearances for the Huskers for 713 minutes played while tallying three goals and one assist as a freshman. She was also named to the Big-12 All Tournament Team.
Timko recently participated in the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Vancouver, starting one of her three appearances to help Canada clinch a berth in the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London. She also played in two games for Canada during the 2012 Cyprus Cup, while started one of her two appearances at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in South Africa. Timko helped the red and white capture the 2011 Cyprus Cup with her one appearance where she tallied a goal. The forward has 111 caps for the red and white while tallying four goals and seven assists. U-20: The Coquitlam product started all four of Canada's appearances at the 2004 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup where she scored seven goals for the red and white capturing the golden boot of the tournament. Timko started all five of her appearances for Canada at the 2004 CONCACAF U-20 Women's World Cup Qualifying where she added two goals for Canada on route to the Championship.