It’s that time again, derby day. Portland and Seattle have a rivalry that transcends soccer, sports, and coffee. These two cities are timeless adversaries in almost every way. Trophies and awards are good and well, but almost nothing beats the feeling of seeing the northern fishing village lose.
Last place isn’t where the Portland Timbers want to or should be at. Especially after playing three of four matches at home. The Timbers need all three points tonight, but it isn’t going to be easy facing FC Dallas, even if Portland has historically found success against them. Dallas is fantastic at set pieces, something that continues to take […]
Three draws in three games seems worse than it is for the Timbers. Sure, they should have taken all three points from the Galaxy and it was tough to see Nick Rimando torched by Denmark, but Portland hasn’t looked that bad so far. Their makeshift midfield has shutdown their opponents far better than I expected, […]
The Portland Timbers have started their 2015 campaign in much the same way as 2014 with two draws at home. Despite the disappointing results, draws against RSL and LAG shouldn’t have anyone calling to blow things up just yet. Nagbe looks dangerous as ever and Adi should be hungry for more coming off a brace […]
This match could be a tough one for the Timbers. Midfielder Diego Chara is back in the lineup, but taking on the champs without Diego Valeri and Will Johnson is a tall order. Even so, Portland needs three points from Robbie Keane’s group before Steven Gerrard comes to town. Things will only get harder from […]
The Portland Timbers ended 2014 on a high note with three wins and a draw in the final four matches. Despite losing Will Johnson, Ben Zemanski, and Diego Valeri to leg injuries, Caleb Porter’s retooled and deeper group should be expecting start 2015 strong.
Champions League is done, the Supporter’s Shield is long gone, the US Open Cup resulted in nothing, now all that’s left is a single shot at making the 2014 MLS playoffs. The Portland Timbers need a win tonight in Texas against FC Dallas. Unfortunately, a win alone isn’t good enough to put Portland into the fifth […]
Tonight it’s Real Salt Lake at home. The Timbers have only defeated RSL a single time and in that match there was no Nick Rimando. If Portland wants into the playoffs, they likely have to get three points from the West’s third place club.
Tonight is the second meeting in four days for the Portland Timbers and the San Jose Earthquakes. Last Saturday Rodney Wallace led his club to a 2-1 win thanks to two deflected goals. They weren’t particularly pretty, but points are points and each one matters with the MLS regular season coming to a close. Having ended […]
Tonight’s 8:00 PM PDT match between the Portland Timbers and San Jose Earthquakes is the first of two meetings in two weeks. This week they’re at Buckshaw, next week at Providence. Portland needs a win in both matches. With Vancouver in fifth place by a point, draws just won’t cut it. The loss of captain Will Johnson to […]
The Portland Timbers head to Ontario, Canada following back-to-back shutout victories. A 3-0 rout of the Vancouver Whitecaps and 6-0 drubbing of Guyana’s Alpha United in the CONCACAF Champions League. Saturday’s early morning, 10 AM PDT match against Toronto FC is about distance. Portland’s win over Vancouver put them into the fifth playoff spot in the […]
Every result is crucial in the battle for the Western Conference’s fifth and final playoff spot. Tonight’s match in Commerce City between the Portland Timbers and Colorado Rapids is no different. The Vancouver Whitecaps currently hold onto fifth place, ahead of Portland by just two points. Slightly further down the ranks is Colorado with 30 […]
Tonight’s 7:30PM PT Cascadia Cup match is all about the playoff race. Both clubs are in need of the full three points in their battle for the fifth and final playoff spot. A win for the Timbers would put them above their Canadian rivals by a single point. Even more than points and the playoffs, […]
The Portland Timbers are a long way from home right now. 4,656 miles as the crow (not the chartered jet) flies, to be exact. They took a ten hour plus flight from Boston, MA following a 1-1 draw with the New England Revolution to take on Guyana’s Alpha United in the CONCACAF Champions League’s Group Stage.
The Portland Timbers are bringing everyone to Foxborough where they face the New England Revolution this Saturday at 4:30PM PT. Right after the match 18 Timbers will head from New England down South to Guyana for their first CONCACAF Champions League match. This trip leads to questions about Portland’s starting XI against a Revs club that […]