Portland Timbers vs Chivas USA during the MLS competition at Jeld-Wen Field, Portland Oregon, April 7, 2012.  The Portland Timbers were defeat by Chivas USA 1-2.

Virtual Reality And The Customer Experience In MLS

Professional sports front offices have a handful of goals each season: procure new talent, hang onto the veteran talent, etc.  Two of the most important goals are win and generate a loyal fanbase. Today’s sports franchises are operating as successful marketing businesses as much as they are sports teams, and Major League Soccer’s teams are […]


Portland Timbers Western Conference Finals Preview – Will Johnson’s Final Stand?

The Portland Timbers begin their Western Conference Finals home-and-home matchup against FC Dallas this Sunday at Providence Park. This series is easily the most important Portland has played since the 2013 Conference Finals matchup against Real Salt Lake, and could serve as a springboard to the city’s first male professional sports championship since 1977. According […]

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The Portland Timbers And Why We Love Sports

I have written a great deal about the Portland Timbers this season, and have made an honest attempt to do so from a dispassionate point of view.  But to attempt to pretend that the game against Sporting Kansas City wasn’t one of the most thrilling, exhausting, and ultimately rewarding experiences of my life as a […]

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MLS Playoffs – How To Keep Your Fan Flag Flying The Mobile Way

I love to watch soccer.  Especially the MLS.  One problem: I don’t have TV.  Let me rephrase.  I only have streaming TV, and I’m not creative (or sneaky) enough to fool the apps on my TV into thinking I live elsewhere other than Idaho, so I just have to deal.  This becomes especially difficult around […]

Portland Timbers'  Fanendo Adi (9) celebrates his goal by jumping the fence and holding up the chainsaw for the fans during the second half of an MLS Soccer game in Portland, Ore., Sunday June 28, 2015.  Portland beat Seattle 4-1. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)

MLS Western Conference Playoff Preview And Predictions

The Portland Timbers capped off a wonderful ending to their regular season on Sunday by beating the Colorado Rapids 4-1, which secured Portland third place in the Western Conference and a home playoff date with Sporting Kansas City. Even with Portland’s star Diego Valeri suspended for the game (yellow card accumulation), the Timbers’ offense continued […]

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Standing (And Flying) With The Timbers Army

Last week, there was only one thing I could have told you about the Portland Timbers.  If you wear Timbers gear, you get priority boarding on Alaska Airlines flights to Portland.  I fly on Alaska pretty frequently and I’ve only ever seen a couple of people take advantage of this.  But late last Sunday night […]

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The Portland Timbers’ Guide To The Final Week Of MLS

The roller coaster ride that has been the 2015 Portland Timbers’ season may have taken its wildest and most unexpected turn yet after a 5-2 thrashing of the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Stubhub Center Sunday evening, where Portland had never won as a MLS club. The first half of this game had me preparing […]

Sporting KC midfielder Mikey Lopez, left, taps ball away from Portland Timbers defender/midfielder Jack Jewsbury, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)

Are The Portland Timbers Haunted?

Another week, another game where the Portland Timbers largely dominate the run of play and fail to get a result after losing 1-0 to visiting Sporting Kansas City Saturday night. Despite Sporting Kansas City having played 120 minutes on Wednesday night and fielding a team featuring numerous reserves, Portland was unable to break through and […]

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Portland Timbers Ride Adi To Massive Win

Just when you think you are out, the Portland Timbers find a way to pull you back in. The Timbers were winless in the previous four games, including an embarrassing home loss just last week to New York. The alarms were being sounded: Portland was out of sorts, the rest of the Western Conference was […]

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Is Coach Caleb Porter The Right Man For The Job?

The Portland Timbers played what many would describe as their worst game of soccer thus far this season against the New York Red Bulls. The 2-0 defeat at home last Sunday saw both goals coming in the first half of play. Despite the loss, the Timbers are still in sole position of sixth place, barely holding on to a playoff spot […]

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Portland Timbers Just Can’t Seem To Get Out Of Their Own Way

In a season full of disappointing results and missed opportunities, the Portland Timbers just might have outdone themselves on both counts Sunday afternoon. Portland threw away another golden opportunity to gain ground on the rest of the Western Conference in a disheartening and disappointing effort against New York Red Bulls. The Timbers once again fail […]

Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers (7) celebrates his goal against FC Dallas during an MLS soccer game Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Thomas Boyd)

Three Points Needed For The Portland Timbers This Sunday

Sunday evening cannot come any sooner for anxious Portland Timbers fans around the Pacific Northwest, or the world for that matter. The Timbers’ perseverance will be tested at home as they play hosts to top dogs Red Bulls New York. In the east, the Red bulls share the number one spot with rivals D.C United. […]

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Portland Timbers Display Consistent Inconsistencies

The Portland Timbers lost a very controversial game on the weekend against bitter rivals, the Seattle Sounders. Two questionable calls made by referee Alan Kelly would seal the Timbers’ fate on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Field. On the day, Obafemi Martins proved to be a nuisance to the Timbers’ defense. He scored a […]

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Portland Timbers Fall To Seattle, But Signs Of Optimism Emerge

The Portland Timbers just can’t seem to shake their first half struggles and it cost them once again on Sunday, as they fell to the rival Seattle Sounders 2-1 in a critical Western Conference clash. Portland was clearly the more aggressive team coming out and consistently had the better chances throughout the match, but a […]

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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 […]