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Portland Timbers Get Back To Square One In Crazy Final Home Game

In many ways, it felt like the 2014 Portland Timbers’ home season was ending just how it started all the way back on March 8th against the Philadelphia Union. There was a terrific tifo display from the Timbers Army pregame, a light, but deceivingly persistent rain, and the home team in their throwback green and […]

Timbers Earthquakes

Portland Timbers Roll Over Earthquakes As Doomsday Nears

Wednesday night was a formality – even for the Portland Timbers. The San Jose Earthquakes only brought thirteen field players to Portland, and with a few goalkeepers, a lame-duck manager, and a lost season in tow, failed to register a single shot on target in 90 minutes of soccer. It was always a question of […]

Will Johnson; Mark Bloom

A Portland Timbers Catastrophe In Toronto

You have to give the Portland Timbers credit. They just keep finding new ways to make the impossible possible. This week, instead of coming out half asleep and playing themselves into a huge deficit which they have to furiously rally back from, the Timbers snatched the first two goals and then pressed the self-destruct button […]

Timbers Whitecaps

Portland Timbers 3, Vancouver Whitecaps 0 – That Was Fantastic, Huh?

The Portland Timbers, in the bright sunshine, operating with precision and purpose and playing a rival off the field at Providence Park. Everyone had rhythm and understanding. Everyone played their part. Back to front, front to back. No holes. Defense, offense, coaching. It was all there. For 90 minutes. For everyone who has lived the […]

Donovan Ricketts

Portland Timbers Can Thank Donovan Ricketts For Colorado Draw

You can talk about the referees, if you want, and you wouldn’t be misguided. The handball call that gave the Colorado Rapids their penalty and first goal in a tight 2-2 draw in Commerce City Saturday night was an abysmal piece of refereeing – and if Liam Ridgewell needed to further evidence to indite the […]

Paparatto

What Happened To The Portland Timbers’ Defense?

After waffling in the summer grind of the Major League Soccer season last year, the Portland Timbers entered the fall with their playoff destiny hanging very much in the balance. Very far away from the Western Conference championship they would eventually win, the Timbers were a team that had only won one time in August and relied […]

Timbers Earthquakes

TV Review – Portland Timbers’ Actors Thrill Again

Yesterday’s show was a matinée. And a late arriving crowd on the west side of the stadium that was splashed in the Rose City sunshine saw one hell of a performance. Of course, this acting troop has continually delivered on their considerable promise this year – time after time, show after show. The energy is […]

Timbers Whitecaps

Portland Timbers Click, Smash Vancouver

There was really no way to see this coming. At least in a non-dreamlike state. Timbers 3, Whitecaps 0? In Vancouver? With the traveling Timbers Army blasting out a chorus of “Our house, in the middle of BC” as fans of the home team scuttled out well before the final whistle making a stadium that […]

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 […]

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