Portland Timbers Face Seattle to Clinch the Cascadia Cup

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The Portland Timbers' (7-15-9, 30 pts.) game against the Seattle Sounders (13-7-10, 49 pts.) on Sunday at 6 pm, is likely the the single most important match the team plays this year.An early scoring drought dimmed the Timbers' chances to make the Western Conference playoffs. A long losing jag at midseason—and the team's embarrassing 1-0 loss to an amateur outfit, Cal FC—may have ...   More
Sunday, October 7, 2012 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Lost Boys

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

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

Timbers Preview: Major League Soccer's Best Team Come to Town

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A win against unbeaten Sporting Kansas City (7-0-0) this Saturday (JELD-WEN field, 7:30 pm) would arguably be the most important victory the embattled Portland Timbers (1-4-1) could achieve this season, following a four-game losing streak and a lot of shaken confidence. It will also likely be the toughest team that Portland will face all year. In many respects Sporting Kansas City is a nightmare for ...   More
Friday, April 20, 2012 by Brent Walth

Gang Green

The Timbers Army is rowdy, raucous and rebellious. It also wields enormous power.

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No one should have more power when the Portland Timbers play at Jeld-Wen Field than Merritt Paulson. He bought the team in 2007, built it into a Major League Soccer   More
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 JONATHAN CROWL

Portland Timbers: Late Handball Foils Offensive Outburst and Lets the New York Red Bulls Slip Away with 3-3 Draw


The Portland Timbers’ Sunday night match against the New York Red Bulls featured a little bit of everything -- literally. A red card. An own goal. A costly handball. Two penalty kicks -- one missed, one made. And six goals. In the end, the Timbers let the Red Bulls slip out of town with a 3-3 tie after building a two-goal lead and outplaying their opponents in the second half. “It was a cruel ...   More
Sunday, June 19, 2011 by

Portland Timbers: A Viewer's Guide to Sunday's Match Against the New York Red Bulls


The Portland Timbers’ recent three-game slide has forced the club within a hair of the Major League Soccer Western Conference basement. Fans are still blaming last week’s reffing fiasco for a late loss to the reigning MLS Cup champions, but the team’s performance has to get a lot better—and fast.No team to visit Jeld-Wen Field so far has had quite the star power the New York Red Bulls will ...   More
Friday, June 17, 2011 by

Portland Timbers: Late Goal Lets Rapids Escape, 1-0


Notoriously slow starts have been a general concern for the Portland Timbers. But one game in particular—a 3-1 blowout by the Colorado Rapids in their MLS debut—was fresh in everyone’s mind entering Saturday’s rematch. The Timbers marked their entry into the league by allowing three goals in the first 30 minutes of that March contest. On Saturday night, at home and away from the elevation ...   More
Saturday, June 11, 2011 by

Portland Timbers: A Viewer's Guide to Saturday's Game Against the Colorado Rapids


The Portland Timbers' recent two-game slide isn’t the end of the world, but it has brought some urgency to the team’s hopes for the season. The Timbers' scoring struggles have been magnified through recent lapses on defense, dropping the team into seventh place in the Major League Soccer Western Conference standings. Ahead of Saturday's match against defending MLS Cup champion Colorado Rapids, ...   More
Friday, June 10, 2011 by

Portland Timbers: The Home Winning Streak Ends In Confusing 3-2 Loss


Bad news came in threes for both the Portland Timbers and D.C. United Sunday afternoon, but the results proved worse for Portland. D.C. United ended the Timbers’ home winning streak with a 3-2 win at Jeld-Wen Field that was tense to the final minute. Portland had chances to earn a draw in stoppage time after a header goal by Jorge Perlaza breathed life into a game that appeared over in the 88th ...   More
Sunday, May 29, 2011 by

Portland Timbers: A Viewer's Guide to Sunday's Match Against D.C United

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The Portland Timbers' perfect home record—the last remaining in MLS—has withstood visits from league powers F.C. Dallas and Real Salt Lake. Building on their 5-0-0 start at Jeld-Wen Field looks promising as D.C. United brings a 1-3-0 road record into town. Here are some story lines to keep your eye on in Sunday's match:Familiar relations: Timbers defender Rodney Wallace and goalkeeper Troy ...   More
Friday, May 27, 2011 by


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