Does Mattocks’ Emergence Spell The End For Melano In Portland?

The Portland Timbers earned a badly-needed three points on Saturday after a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union, coming only three days after a disappointing road trip to Costa Rica. The victory puts Portland in fifth place in the Western Conference after 30 games, six points clear of rival Seattle (who have only played […]

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)

Mobile Tech A Big Part Of My First Portland Timbers Experience

It’s been nearly a year since I began writing about sports and technology for OSN, and I began by writing about how mobile tech can fuel the fires of fandom, especially if you’re a long-distance fan like I am.  I’ve been a Portland Timbers fan for years, but I’ve had to love from afar, using […]


Vytas, Powell Key For Portland Timbers Moving Forward

The Portland Timbers came into Sunday’s game against the Seattle Sounders staggering. Losers of their previous two, including a road loss to hated Seattle, Portland rudely welcomed their northern neighbors, scoring three goals in the opening 29 minutes and four in the opening half en route to a final score of 4-2. It was the […]


Analyzing And Predicting The Portland Timbers’ Remaining Schedule

The Portland Timbers had an up-and-down week, starting off with an unfortunate 1-0 loss in MLS league play at Sporting Kansas City, which dropped them to seventh place in the Western Conference and on the outside looking in at the playoff hunt. However, they bounced back in CONCACAF Champions League play, winning 2-1 over CD […]

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Valeri’s Return Sparks Portland Timbers To Big Win Against Seattle

In the first 2016 meeting between the Cascadia rivals, the Portland Timbers emerged victorious over the hated Seattle Sounders, 3-1, in one of the most impressive performances of Portland’s season thus far. A Timbers-Sounders match is always a heightened spectacle and this episode was no different, with both supporters’ groups at full throat over a […]

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Top Five Portland-Seattle Matches Of The MLS Era

The Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders are set to renew their rivalry on Sunday, meeting for the first time in the 2016 Major League Soccer season. While the rivalry dates back over 41 years, the teams have only been meeting in MLS competition since 2011, when Portland joined the league, two years after Seattle made […]


Portland Timbers Earn Road Draw As Melano Continues To Improve

The Portland Timbers began the second half of their season on Independence Day with a 0-0 draw on the road against the league-leading Colorado Rapids and their new Designated Player, United States goalkeeper Tim Howard. Both teams had good opportunities, with Fanendo Adi hitting the post after finding himself 1-on-1 against Howard. Adi also looked […]

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Portland Timbers Resume Season Under Pressure To Find Answers

The Portland Timbers return to action Tuesday night in a U.S. Open Cup clash with the San Jose Earthquakes before resuming their MLS campaign Saturday on the road at Real Salt Lake. Portland has enjoyed a badly-needed two week break along with the rest of Major League Soccer while the national teams in Copa America […]

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Portland’s Cascadia Clash Victory Ends Bad Start To 2016 For Timbers

In a clash of Cascadia rivals, the Vancouver Whitecaps traveled south across the border to meet the Portland Timbers at Providence Park on Sunday, with Portland walking away with a hard-fought 4-2 victory and a vital three points. Much of the drama prior to the game was centered on the status of Fanendo Adi and […]

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Portland Timbers Drop Third Straight As Injuries Continue To Mount

For the first time since Caleb Porter took over as head coach, the Portland Timbers have lost three straight games after a 2-1 defeat at home on Sunday against NYCFC, dropping them to 9th place in the Western Conference. The first half was classic Porter-era Timbers: dominate run of play, create plenty of chances, and […]

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Portland Timbers Get Healthy, Flash Potential In Win Against Toronto FC

The Portland Timbers welcomed captain Liam Ridgewell back to the lineup as they defeated Toronto FC and former Timbers captain Will Johnson 2-1 on Sunday. It was an absolutely picturesque day for soccer as Portland took on Toronto FC Sunday afternoon, with not a cloud in the sky and temperatures hovering near 80 degrees. It […]


Injuries Mount As Portland Timbers Face Critical Early-Season Stretch

You will have to forgive the Portland Timbers if they are a little salty about the 1-1 draw they earned against Los Angeles Galaxy Sunday night in a battle of the last two MLS champions. Portland was able to strike first early in the second half off a clever turn from Fanendo Adi, who placed […]

San Jose Earthquakes forward Quincy Amarikwa (25) is mobbed by teammates after scoring against the Portland Timbers during the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, March 13, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Portland Timbers Slip ‘n Slide To 2-1 Loss At San Jose

The Portland Timbers traveled south to San Jose on Sunday, falling 2-1 in a wet and wild game that saw numerous bouts with standing water and poor field conditions. Portland dominated the early portion of the game, creating a number of half-chances and getting into excellent positions. But 30 minutes in, Chris Wondolowski scored off […]


Five Takeaways From The Portland Timbers Season Opening Win

The Portland Timbers began their 2016 campaign exactly like they finished 2015: by defeating the Columbus Crew, 2-1. Unlike the December meeting however, a championship was not on the line. Regardless, Portland still has to feel good about beginning their season on a winning note, and Caleb Porter is finally able to claim his first […]

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Jack McInerney To Prove To The Portland Timbers: “I’m Not Even Close To My Prime”

Jack Mclnerney has been playing for the MLS for six long years. For the teams Mclnerney has played for, he’s always been a starter, a position not every other player has had the luck to stay in. However, with the Portland Timbers, Jack McInerney’s case is different. After signing up with the MLS Cup championship, […]

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Ten Bold Predictions For The Portland Timbers’ 2016 Season

Believe it or not, we are less than three weeks away from the Portland Timbers opening their 2016 MLS campaign on March 6th against MLS Cup Final opponent Columbus Crew. How did this happen?! I feel like it was just yesterday that the parade was rolling through downtown and Merritt Paulson was dropping F-bombs on […]

Don Garber

It’s Time For Major League Soccer To Open Up Their Books

Major League Soccer is in the midst of an unprecedented surge of popularity. Attendance numbers continue to rise, games are being placed in more and more prominent television slots, and the overall quality of play on the field has never been better. But to continue this growth and engage more fans, MLS must become more […]

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Portland Timbers Already Reshaping Roster For 2016

While it seems like just yesterday that we were all watching the Portland Timbers celebrate their first MLS Cup, the Timbers brain trust of owner Merritt Paulson, General Manager Gavin Wilkinson, and Head Coach Caleb Porter have been hard at work re-shaping the roster in anticipation of the 2016 season. The team has already made […]