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Every Rose Has Its Thorns

Portland’s pro women’s soccer team strives to reach the playoffs in its first season.


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It’s taken a few years, but Portland is finally back to living up to its nickname as Soccer City USA. In fact, it’s become the hottest place for soccer in the nation. A lot of the heat is    More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 GEOFF GIBSON

Ticket Masters

Timbers Army members take the fight against scalping into their own hands.


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Matt Braddock wasn’t about to let a fellow Portland Timbers fan pay $80 for a $25 ticket. Before the Timbers match against the San Jose Earthquakes on April 14, Braddock saw a scalper trying t   More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE, AARON MESH

Timbers 3.0

Can a new coach with an aggressive scoring strategy give Portland a team that can win?


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Portland Timbers striker Ryan Johnson’s second of three goals against the San Jose Earthquakes on Feb. 17 probably won’t show up on any highlight reels. But the buildup to Johnson’s scor   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Lost Boys

Only a miraculous turnaround can save the Timbers’ season. It’s not likely to happen.


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Troy Perkins was tired of getting shelled. At the Portland Timbers’ practice July 16, the team ran a succession of Bugatti-quick six-on-six scrimmages. Perkins, the Timbers’ goalkeeper, trie   More
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Wide of the Net

With the Timbers’ offense gone sterile, fans debate John Spencer’s future.


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The chants rose from Jeld-Wen Field’s Section 107 like steam.  On the field, an amateur soccer team from California had come to town and was in the process of beating a Major League Socce   More
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

How The Timbers Lose

The late collapses of last season return, dimming Portland’s hopes for a winning season.


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After an optimistic start this season, the news is grim: The Portland Timbers have staked undisputed claim to Major League...   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

New Bag Of Kicks

After a hopeful first season, the Portland Timbers field a roster of players to watch.


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Let’s get the niceties out of the way: The Portland Timbers’ first season in Major League Soccer was a qualified success.  The Timbers missed the playoffs and turned in the 12th-best reco   More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Know Your Enemy

Assessing the threat level of these international Mavericks.


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Technically, there shouldn’t be a team of “Mavericks” because the dictionary defines a maverick as “an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party.” Which sounds aw   More
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Cutting The Ribbon

Five things we learned from the Portland Timbers’ first two home games in Major League Soccer.


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Portland’s initiation into Major League Soccer played to sellout crowds last week and produced the Timbers’ first wins of the season. For those who weren’t among the 18,600-plus fans to pack    More
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 JONATHAN CROWL

Men In The Middle

Can the Blazers finally escape the first round?


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As the Trail Blazers prepare this week for their third consecutive playoff appearance, Portland seems poised to make a push for postseason success thanks to the midseason addition of Gerald Wallace.   More
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 CASEY JARMAN
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