Portland Timbers

Five Reasons You Need To See A Portland Timbers Game In-Person

The Portland Timbers were able to defeat D.C. United 1-0 Wednesday night at Providence Park on the strength of a 5th minute goal by Maximiliano Uruti that came after a picture-perfect cross from Gastón Fernández. The win gives Portland 16 points on the season and lifts them out of the basement of the Western Conference. […]

Timbers Toronto FC

Will Fanendo Adi’s Struggles Doom The Portland Timbers?

The Portland Timbers delivered another listless performance in a 1-0 loss on Saturday against Toronto FC. Consecutive losses against Houston Dynamo and Toronto FC mark the first time since March of last season that the Timbers have lost back-to-back games, and only the third time (not counting playoffs) since Caleb Porter took over in 2013. […]

Timbers Toronto

Are The Portland Timbers On The Rise?

For the past few seasons in Portland, we have seen a lot of the same things from our beloved Timbers. Two seasons ago, it was a recipe that led us, by seasons end, to the top of the Western Conference rankings. However, last season it left us one spot out of the playoffs. It’s actually […]

Dynamo Timbers

Heat, Consistency Issues Doom Portland Timbers In 3-1 Defeat To Houston

The Portland Timbers once again suffered a disappointing defeat on Saturday, this time 3-1 at the hands of the Houston Dynamo. It was a disjointed and ultimately disappointing effort from the Timbers, which was certainly not helped by the unseasonably warm temperatures and high humidity Houston greeted them with. Fatigue could not be blamed for […]

Diego Valeri

Diego Valeri’s Back – What Does It Mean For The Portland Timbers?

In the 52nd minute of Saturday’s match between Portland and Vancouver, the Timbers faithful let loose a roar that hasn’t been heard in Providence Park this season. Diego Valeri, who led the Timbers in both goals and assists last year, was preparing to make his first appearance of the season, and hopefully lift a team […]

Clint Dempsey

Clint Dempsey’s 77th Minute Goal Lifts Seattle Past The Portland Timbers 1-0

On Sunday, the cities of Seattle and Portland pitted their respective soccer teams against each other for the 89th time. Other than the inherent rivalry that accompanies every Portland-Seattle match, this was not a particularly remarkable or memorable game, and Seattle won 1-0 on a goal coming from a fortunate bounce. There were no singular […]

Timbers NYCFC

Portland Timbers – The Good And The Bad So Far This Season

On Sunday, the Portland Timbers traveled to New York to pay a visit to expansion side NYCFC and came away with a 1-0 victory on the strength of a 79th minute goal from Darion Asprilla. Unfortunately, many of you were unable to see the game, as Fox preempted the game on its originally scheduled channel […]

MLS Officials

Major League Soccer – “Major” Is Merely Fantasy Until The Officiating Improves

Don Garber Commissioner Major League Soccer New York, NY Mr. Garber: I’ve been a fan of MLS for some years now, particularly since my hometown Portland Timbers joined the league in 2011. I’ve watched with some pride as an American league slowly takes its place as a growing force in the soccer world. While that’s […]

Timbers Orlando

Portland Timbers Lose 2-0 To Expansion League Team Orlando City

The Timbers fell to Orlando City 2-0 on Sunday, dropping their first home game of the 2015 season. Portland picked a hell of a time to put up what is easily their worst performance of 2015 thus far. Not that there is necessarily any “good” time for a performance like this, but coming off a […]

Timbers Dallas

Portland Timbers Running Diary – Portland 3, FC Dallas 1

Pregame: Adi and Uruti starting together up top again, with Fochive starting next to Chara in the holding midfield. After last week, I’d have been happy to see Asprilla given another shot at the start, but Porter must be taking the “not broken, don’t fix” school of thought. Which would be a lot better if […]

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers Still Winless, And I’m Tired Of The Excuses

A season removed from a season of disappointment, your Portland Timbers appear to be repeating the pattern that led to just that. The Timbers lost 2-1 to rival Vancouver last Saturday, and in the process stood pat on the 3 points they’d amassed over their previous 3 games.  But in spite of a second year […]

Vancouver Whitecaps

Three Thoughts On The Portland Timbers’ 1-2 Loss To The Vancouver Whitecaps

The Portland Timbers fell to Vancouver on the road 2-1 on Saturday evening, continuing a distressing pattern of outplaying opponents for large stretches while consistently dropping points. George Fochive gave up a soft foul outside the box in the 15th minute that Vancouver midfielder Nicolas Mezquida placed just over the wall and just outside the […]

Timbers Galaxy

Portland Timbers Give Up Late Goal, Drop Points At Home For Second Straight Week

What a funny game soccer is. A week after failing to score despite numerous chances and dominating the run of play against Real Salt Lake, the Portland Timbers once again ended up splitting the points with the visitor, albeit under completely different circumstances. This time around, this was not a toothless Real Salt Lake, consistently […]

Timbers RSL

Portland Timbers Draw Opener, Provide Flashes Of Better Things To Come

Portland and Real Salt Lake battled to a 0-0 draw on Saturday night, with the Timbers certainly feeling unlucky not to come away with a win. While RSL did hold a 55/45 edge in total possession, Portland dominated the run of play for huge stretches and had the far better scoring chances throughout the match. […]