Thorns Coach Quits

Cindy Parlow Cone cites family as reason for decision

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The Trail Blazers’ impressive early-season toughness and the Timbers’ deep run in the playoffs may have Portland dreaming of titles—but it only took the Portland Thorns FC one season to win as many championships as the two marquee men’s franchises have in their entire history put together. As Thorns writer Jonanna Widner pointed out in October, "you can't argue with hardware."Which makes it ...   More
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

WW Liveblog: Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake in the MLS Western Conference Final

Portland Timbers 0-1 Real Salt Lake (2-4 on aggregate)

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Live updates will be posted at the bottom of the page. Hit refresh to see the latest. The game starts at 6 p.m. I'll try to post updates throughout the day, and they'll grow in frequency as the game progresses. Get at me on Twitter (@atomchak) or via e-mail at ascott@wweek.com.Preamble: All seems lost for the Portland Timbers right now. I don't mean to be too negative, but in the first leg of the tie, ...   More
 
Sunday, November 24, 2013 by Alex Tomchak Scott

WW Liveblog: Timbers at Real Salt Lake, Western Conference final first leg

RSL 4-2 Timbers (Schuler 35', Findley 41', Sandoval 48', Morales 81'; W.Johnson 14', Piquionne 90+4')

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FINAL THOUGHTS: I won't presume to read the Portland Timbers' minds, but if it had been me, I would have been demoralized by that defeat. Then again, maybe that weak mentality is why I never made it as a soccer player. That, a profound inability to control the ball, and a glacial turning radius.The biggest difference between RSL's diamond midfield and the Sounders one the Timbers swatted aside so easily ...   More
 
Sunday, November 10, 2013 by Alex Tomchak Scott

WW Liveblog: Timbers v. Sounders in the MLS Playoffs, second leg

Final score: Portland 3-2 Seattle

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Portland Timbers 3-2 Seattle Sounders(W.Johnson (pen) 29', Valeri 44', Danso 47'; Yedlin 74', E.Johnson 76')IMAGE: David BlairFINAL THOUGHTS: It wasn't even close, despite the scoreline. Darlington Nagbe hurdled across the ground fastened gyroscopically to the ball. Diego Chara's clockwork hips kept on calculating new angles through the Sounders defense. Diego Valeri's every touch caressed seconds ...   More
 
Thursday, November 7, 2013 by Alex Tomchak Scott

Stephen Malkmus On The Timbers: No Sir, I Don't Like It

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Stephen Malkmus is known for being a big sports fan, but one team the Portland-dwelling indie rock legend does not like is the Timbers.The Pavement frontman effectively came out as a soccer fan in an interview earlier this month with ESPN's Grantland website (starting at about 40 minutes here), but listed his local MLS club among the things he doesn't like about the sport in the US."In America ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Portland Timbers and Thorns Say They Support Gay Marriage Initiative

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The Portland Timbers and Thorns are joining the fight to legalize same sex marriage in Oregon.The announcement today by the soccer teams' owner Merritt Paulson marks the first major U.S. professional sports teams to endorse a same sex marriage ballot campaign, according to a release by Oregon United for Marriage, which is gathering signatures to put an initiative on the 2014 ballot to overturn ...   More
 
Friday, October 11, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Rip City vs. No Pity: Timbers

Don’t stop believing.


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I went to my first Timbers game in 2002. I recall little except they lost and it rained. My father took me when I was 13, riding MAX from the Sunset Transit Center. I loved the game but knew lit   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 AARON BROWN

Playoff Contentions

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


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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

VIDEO: 90 minutes in 90 seconds

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We ask Timbers fans to describe the game they just witnessed, whether at bars around town or outside the stadium. And then through the magic of editing, we bring (their version of) the match back to you in 90 seconds or less.Emotions were running high for Portland Timbers fans on Saturday, August 3, against Cascadia rival Vancouver Whitecaps at Jeld-Wen Field. The 1-1 draw was treated as a ...   More
 
Monday, August 5, 2013 SARA SNEATH

VIDEO: 90 minutes in 90 seconds

Fans at The Beer Mongers recount the action from the Timbers' 2-1 loss against San Jose on July 27.

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We ask Timbers fans to describe the game they just witnessed, whether at bars around town or outside the stadium, and then through the magic of editing, we bring (their version of) the match back to you in 90 seconds or less.Despite a late rally by the Portland Timbers, the San Jose Earthquakes maintained control of much of the second half in the teams' July 27 matchup at Buck Shaw Stadium ...   More
 
Sunday, July 28, 2013 SARA SNEATH

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