• Zizzo's FC
  • Mock-up of Timbers midfielder Sal Zizzo working in his new "authentic Italian cuisine" food cart, Zizzo's FC.

Not only is Timbers midfielder Sal Zizzo quick on the pitch, he's swift to adapt off it.

The San Diego native, bike commuter and recycled-clothing model told his Twitter followers Friday that he'd be taking the next step in his Portland immersion: He's opening a food cart.

Zizzo's FC (as in Food Cart, not Football Club) isn't serving up "authentic Italian" just yet, but Zizzo's offering does boast a fledgling web site, FB page and Twitter handle, and has already taken reservations from Portland owner Merritt Paulson.

What once housed Loco Loco Burritos has now been re-painted to resemble the Italian national team jersey and a menu is coming soon. I, for one, am hoping it'll include some dishes named after teammates. Imagine a light appetizer of Eric Brunnerchetta, followed by a bountiful plate of James Marcelinguini and Loveal Palmersan. And for dessert: Futty Tiramadanso. I'll stop now.

The Timbers are off this weekend as International sides square off. Portland's final home match is set for Oct. 14 against Wild Card rival Houston.