Playoff Contentions

Caleb Porter’s Timbers are having a breakout season. Here’s how they can keep it that way.


Sports
For Caleb Porter, there was nowhere to go but up with the Portland Timbers. The team’s new head coach took over a dismal squad from last year and appears on track to deliver on his promise whe   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 GEOFF GIBSON

Timbers 3.0

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


Sports
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

Timbers' Coach Takes Dim View of Forward Kris Boyd

It'll be 'very difficult' for Boyd to fit in, says Caleb Porter.

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As WW reported live today at 10:30 am, highly successful former University of Akron soccer coach Caleb Porter held his first press conference as the new coach of the Portland Timbers, where he had a few interesting things to say about the future of much-ballyhooed Scottish forward Kris Boyd. Boyd was brought in last season with a multimillion-dollar salary and was expected to be the star ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Liveblog: New Portland Timbers Coach Caleb Porter in Press Conference at Jeld-Wen

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At 10:30 am today in a press conference at Jeld-Wen field, former University of Akron soccer coach Caleb Porter introduces himself to the press and public as the new coach of the Portland Timbers. In his career with Akron, Porter had the highest winning percentage of any coach in college soccer, and is expected to bring a faster, pass-oriented game to the Portland team. WW is on hand to report ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Merritt’s System

As a miserable season ends, the Portland Timbers again gamble on a first-time MLS coach.


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Portland Timbers fans have learned one thing for certain about the team’s owner, Merritt Paulson: He’s not afraid to gamble. He launched the team’s freshman season in Major League Soccer las   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Timbers Name New Coach As Part of Reconciliation With Fans

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As has been rumored, University of Akron head coach Caleb Porter was named the new head coach of the struggling Portland Timbers (6-13-6, 24 pts.) today. He will be the third coach in the team's troubled two-year history, following John Spencer, who was fired on July 9, and Timbers' general manager Gavin Wilkinson, who has served interim head coach since.Porter will finish out his season ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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