Timbers Sounders

Total Surrender – Seattle Sounders Humiliate Portland Timbers

Obafemi Martins had the ball and a counter-attacking opportunity, and Clint Dempsey got on his horse. He had to make a 50-some-odd yard run to get into the box, blow away the retreating Michael Harrington in the process, collect, and finish past Timbers goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts to make this extraordinary effort worth it. Dempsey looked to […]

Timbers Revolution

Portland Timbers’ Draw With Revs Sets Stakes Higher Yet

It was quite entertaining in the end, a sort of bizarre back and forth between two teams who shouldn’t have needed to win as badly as they did. The eventual result, a 1-1 draw, was also interesting in that it didn’t conjure up any huge emotive in either side. For Portland, a point on the […]

Manchester United

Oregon Sports News Barclays English Premier League Preview

England’s Premier League kicks off this weekend, and while there’s been an overabundance of soccer this summer with the World Cup, MLS regular season, and locally the MLS All-Star week, you can’t get enough of a good thing, right? My wife isn’t convinced, and I’m still a little weary from all the action (a World […]

Caleb Porter

Portland Timbers Ease By Chivas USA One Final Time

Just when you’re thinking, “If only we could play Chivas every game,” you realize this was the last Portland Timbers – Chivas USA game ever due to the LA-based sides impending rebranding and stadium move under new ownership next season. And my, how Chivas will be missed. There were there when they needed to be […]

MLS All Star Game

Five Key Takeaways From The MLS All-Star Game

After the MLS All-Star Game Wednesday night in Portland, some misconceptions have been exposed. Keeping in mind that this was just a friendly where the result mattered little and playing to win wasn’t at the very fore of the conversation and thinking surrounding the game, here are the five biggest fallacies that we’ve seen chipped away […]

MLS All Star Game

MLS All-Stars Gained The Attention Of The World In Defeating Bayern Munich

The MLS All-Stars topped Bayern Munich 2-1 Wednesday night, with plenty of Pacific Northwest soccer exposure mixed in with a little bit of postgame controversy. The MLS team rode the strength of a beautiful 51st-minute strike from the New York Red Bulls’ Bradley Wright-Phillips and a nice 70th minute tally from Landon Donovan to the […]

Soccer City USA

Welcome To Portland – Soccer City, USA

People like Portland. You see that when you go out of town, and tell people where you’re from. More often than not, you’ll see faces light up. “Oh, I love Portland!” Or, “I’ve heard Portland is amazing, I’ve always wanted to go.” People like Portland. People who live in Portland, and people who don’t. This is […]

LA Timbers

LA Galaxy Outclasses Portland Timbers, Beats Them 3-1

The amazing thing was that the LA Galaxy only scored three goals. They could have had five. Or eight. Or any number, really. They dominated the Portland Timbers in the first half in their NBC brunch-time class in a way that the Timbers were rarely even dominated in the dark days of 2012. For some […]

Timbers Impact

Portland Timbers Confound, Entertain, And Win In Montreal 3-2

This act was a good one: Get drawn into a wild, rain-soaked, first-half shootout with a last place Montreal Impact team starring Futty Danso, go behind, come back to take the lead with a penalty, concede before the break, and lean on another moment of magic from Diego Valeri to win it late. Apparently, that’s […]

Will Johnson

Interview With Portland Timbers Captain Will Johnson

Last week, I was fortunate enough to be able to interview Portland Timbers captain Will Johnson about the burgeoning new sport “footgolf”, his involvement with regional sports drink maker Golazo, the Canadian national team, growing up in Liverpool, and what it’s like to be a captain of a soccer team. Here follows an edited version […]

Timbers Sounders

Nothing To See Here – Seattle Sounders Predictably Beat Portland Timbers

We’ve seen it thousands of times in sports: An overmatched team hangs in with a superior team for a time, maybe even a half, until the superior team locks in and shows their class. Make no mistake: The Portland Timbers were soundly beaten by the Seattle Sounders Sunday night at CenturyLink Field, meekly layering on another […]

Timbers Galaxy

Typical Portland Timbers Strike In Los Angeles

It was, quite simply, one of the least surprising goals ever conceded by the Portland Timbers from the all-too-predictable run of play. This game had set up perfectly: The shaky Timbers plodded into the StubHub Center in Carson, California with a back-line that had never played together before and a need to win arguably greater than a […]

Timbers Dallas FC

No One Goes Home Happy – Portland Timbers 2, FC Dallas 2

I think the best thing for everyone involved in that horror show at Providence Park Wednesday night would be to sit down in a corner and think. I suggest a lot of thinking. I suggest that Moises Hernandez and Blas Perez think about why stomping people, or appear to stomp people, or making stomping motions […]

Seattle Sounders

Portland Timbers Rivalry Watch And World Cup Preview

With the World Cup getting underway, Major League Soccer will take a little break and watch with rest of us as the world’s top teams compete against each other on arguably the biggest international stage in sports. For the Portland Timbers, fans can be encouraged by a resurgent stretch of play in recent weeks that […]

US World Cup Fans

U.S. Soccer – The Metric System Of Sports

The World Cup starts Thursday, but I’m still waiting for the renaissance this country’s been pitching me for the better part of 2 decades. I didn’t play soccer growing up.  I know, it almost seems a rite of passage for every kid this side of…well…everywhere to spend at least one youthful Fall running aimlessly amongst […]