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 […]

Caleb Porter

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 […]

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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]