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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Portland Timbers Gets Deserved Salt Lake Win

It was early in the match – before Real Salt Lake opened the scoring and before the Timbers answered by taking over – that Portland put together a 15-odd pass move that ended with Diego Valeri forcing a fine save out of Jeff Attinella off a flick-on header. It was a sign of things to […]

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Oregon Sports News World Cup Pocket Guide

The Basics The World Cup is almost upon us! Brazil, the sport’s ridiculously beautiful spiritual home, awaits. The tournament consists of 32 teams from all over the world. It starts with the group stage, which features eight groups of four teams each. Each team plays the other three; the top two teams of each group […]

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Farewell Futty. You Will Be Missed

The end of the Futty Era came curtly and sadly on Monday morning, as the Portland Timbers shipped their longest-tenured to Montreal for a second-round draft pick. The end came after one more shambolic defensive performance against Vancouver, one that Futty, ironically enough, wasn’t involved in. The move is about clearing cap space and increasingly flexibility for a […]

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Why The Penalty Kick In Soccer Needs To Get The Boot

Evolution; I’m not here to tell you what to believe regarding it and its role in world we live in.  But in regards to sport, it’s a necessary part of any game’s progression towards becoming better. Did you watch the Portland Timbers game Sunday night?  I did, and while a fringe fan of a game […]

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Portland Timbers Putting It Together At The Right Time

The Portland Timbers earned their second straight road victory against Chivas USA on Wednesday night. It was a quick turnaround for them after having won against the New York Red Bulls last Saturday. Winning any road game in Major League Soccer is a challenge. Winning two consecutive road games, on shorter than normal rest, is […]

MLS: Portland Timbers at New York Red Bulls

Strange Year Gets Stranger As Portland Timbers Beat New York

Maxi Urruti, he scores when he wants. This strange season just got a whole lot stranger on Saturday afternoon at Red Bull Arena, where the Portland Timbers somehow beat the New York Red Bulls 2-1 thanks to a brace from their Argentine striker. There’s just no predicting MLS results, especially when the Timbers are involved. […]

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Guts, Glory, Timbers

Frequently this year, the Portland Timbers have cited their ability to battle and draw points back from the dead as their calling card. It rang a little hollow. It’s not like the Timbers were down a man, down a goal, running Jorge Villafana and Ben Zemanski around and chasing an equalizer with no forward when they were fighting […]

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OSN World Cup Primer 6 – Germany

I have a Honduran coworker who is passionate about soccer. There’s nothing particularly remarkable about that plain fact: Hondurans, like pretty much everybody else on the planet, are wild about the game. What sets her apart, and what has eternally endeared her to me, is the object of her passion. She loves the German national […]

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Portland Timbers Succeed Against LA – Even If They Don’t Think So

It was inevitably another classic in Portland between the Timbers and LA. This one had two goals in stoppage time, and ended in familiar fashion: Robbie Keane charging down the referee with Bruce Arena walking down the touchline in flummoxed exasperation as if to say, “How did they do it again?” Make no mistake: A 1-1 […]

Portland Timbers

Winner At The End Sparks Portland Timbers’ New Beginning

It’s been a decent weekend in Portland, no? After a thrilling, rainy night at Providence Park, we can cheekily say that Damian Lillard and Maximiliano Urruti are one in the same. It took nine tries, but the Timbers finally have their first win of 2014. It required goals in the first minute, the last minute […]