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Portland Timbers – Seattle Sounders All Set For Key Playoff Battle

The Portland Timbers played to a entertaining 2-2 draw on Saturday night against Houston Dynamo, simultaneously frustrating and thrilling fans with head-scratching plays and scintillating goals. A disastrous final five minutes of the first half saw Bonieck Garcia and Will Bruin score for Houston in quick succession to give the visitors a 2-0 lead going […]

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Viva Golazo! Working Out With Will Johnson And Kaylyn Kyle

“Golazo means ‘amazing goal’ in Spanish,” explains Jorge Perea, the Marketing Manager for Golazo Natural Sports Fuel. Golazo Natural Sports Fuel, an organic drink company based in the Pacific Northwest, recently hosted its “Work Out with a Pro” sweepstakes at Buckman Field in Portland. A selected number of winners, along with their guests and members […]

LA Galaxy

Ten Things We Learned From MLS Week 23

Here are the ten things we learned from the 23rd week of the 2015 MLS season. New York Is Red The New York Red Bulls beat New York City FC for the third and final time in the first year of the Hudson River Derby, but this game made the biggest statement. It was the […]

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Portland Timbers’ Goal Drought Becoming A Big Problem

As the former French international star Thierry Henry once said, “ Sometimes in football you have to score goals.” Without a doubt, the Portland Timbers are currently struggling to score goals, even though they’re coming off a recent 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire. Once again, Fanendo Adi came up big with the game-winning goal […]

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Portland Timbers Earns A Win, But The Offense Continues To Disappoint

The Portland Timbers defeated the Chicago Fire 1-0 at Providence Park on Friday evening, on the strength of a Fanendo Adi goal (his 10th of the season) coming from an assist by Diego Valeri in the 48th minute and the 10th shutout of the season posted by goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey and the Portland back line. […]

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Why I Will Always Be A Part Of The Portland Timbers’ Army

“P-T! (clap, clap!) F-C! (clap, clap), P-T! (clap, clap!) F-C! (clap, clap)…” Feel the fever of the crowd inside Providence Park. Listen to the roar of the faithful Timbers Army – this is the Portland Timbers Football Club. Known as “Soccer City USA,” Portland has become the number one soccer hub in America. Last year, […]

FC Dallas

Will Road Woes Doom The Portland Timbers?

The Portland Timbers visited a red-hot FC Dallas team on Saturday, falling 4-1 and spoiling the debut of new Designated Player Lucas Melano. Michael Barrios scored twice in the first half, and Kellyn Acosta and Mauro Diaz each added another in the second. For the Timbers, Fanendo Adi tacked on a penalty kick drawn by […]

Lucas Merno

What Does The Signing Of Lucas Melano Mean For The Portland Timbers?

It isn’t often that a Cascadia derby match is relegated to the 2nd biggest story for the Portland Timbers, but that is exactly what happened this week when the team finally announced the long-rumored acquisition of (another) Argentine Designated Player in 22-year old Lucas Melano on Friday, just a day before Portland played to a […]

Diego Valeri

What Does “Targeted Allocation Money” Mean For The Timbers?

According to numerous reports, Major League Soccer is set to announce a new roster rule for all member teams, which could allow numerous teams, including Portland, to sign additional high-salary player(s). Under the existing rules, each MLS team is allowed to sign up to three “Designated Players,” each of whom only count somewhere between $200,000-$436,000 […]

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Portland Timbers Switch Up Lineup, Smash Seattle

It is exceedingly rare for an MLS team to lose a game 5-0 and still end the week all smiles. And yet, that is exactly what the Portland Timbers did after trouncing a depleted Seattle Sounders team 4-1 Sunday night at Providence Park. The win snapped a four-match winless streak for the Timbers against their […]

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How Should The Portland Timbers Use A Healthy Diego Valeri?

What a difference one month can make. On May 23rd, the Portland Timbers sat at the bottom of the Western Conference standings after back-to-back losses to Houston and Toronto. Four weeks and four consecutive wins later, those same Timbers now find themselves in third place in the west, and only four points behind rival Seattle […]

Stand Together

How Do The Portland Timbers Give Back To The Community?

The last three weeks of MLS competition have seen victory come to the Portland Timbers. The team now sits in fourth place in conference play and is seeing a long awaited turn around on the pitch. With all the success following the squad on the field, it is hard to imagine their focus going anywhere […]

Fanendo Adi

Is It Time To Sell High On Fanendo Adi?

For 86 minutes on an unusually warm Portland evening last Saturday, the Portland Timbers did everything most everything right except score against the New England Revolution. Then, in a three-minute span, Fanendo Adi twice rewarded the Timbers’ efforts, clinically finishing two beautiful passes from Jorge Villafaña and Alvas Powell, leading to a 2-0 win and […]

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Is There A Connection Between Cascadia Rivalry And MLS Growth?

Major League Soccer has been around for nearly two decades and has seen its fair share of ups and downs. At one of its lowest points, the league had lost $250 million and had to fold two franchises to keep their sinking ship afloat. Today we see a very different atmosphere and culture. Things are […]

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Will FIFA’s Scandal Impact Historic Pacific Northwest Soccer?

Tucked away in our beautiful upper left corner of a country synonymous with caring less about soccer than most sports, Portland and Seattle proved the world that “footie” can and will be embrace. But I wondered as I sat in traffic on my way to dinner with friends, forgetting that there was a Sounders game […]

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Five Reasons You Need To See A Portland Timbers Game In-Person

The Portland Timbers were able to defeat D.C. United 1-0 Wednesday night at Providence Park on the strength of a 5th minute goal by Maximiliano Uruti that came after a picture-perfect cross from Gastón Fernández. The win gives Portland 16 points on the season and lifts them out of the basement of the Western Conference. […]

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Will Fanendo Adi’s Struggles Doom The Portland Timbers?

The Portland Timbers delivered another listless performance in a 1-0 loss on Saturday against Toronto FC. Consecutive losses against Houston Dynamo and Toronto FC mark the first time since March of last season that the Timbers have lost back-to-back games, and only the third time (not counting playoffs) since Caleb Porter took over in 2013. […]

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