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 Live Blog: Timbers at Sounders in the MLS Playoffs

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FINAL THOUGHTS: The first hour of the game proved that Sounders coach Sigi Schmid had gotten his starting lineup disastrously wrong. The midfield diamond left the Timbers with too many angles of attack to exploit and they raced to a 2-0 lead. But Schmid used his bench far more effectively than coach Caleb Porter for the Timbers. The introduction of Mauro Rosales gave Seattle someone to protect ...   More
 
Saturday, November 2, 2013 by Alex Tomchak Scott

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

U.S. Women's National Soccer Team to Hold Open Practice Nov. 27

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The U.S. women's national soccer team will be holding a training session open to the public at 5 pm Tuesday, November 27, allowing fans a free chance to see the team in action at Jeld-Wen Field, the Portland Timbers announced on Monday afternoon. General admission is entirely open; however, U.S. Soccer Supporter's Club members will get preferential seating if they register at ussoccer.com or at Jeld-Wen ...   More
 
Monday, November 12, 2012 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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

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

Exclusive Interview: Former Timbers Goalkeeper Troy Perkins

Says Timbers fans "deserve a lot better than they're getting"

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It's not just the thousands of Portland Timbers fans who are still scratching their heads over the team's decision to trade away goalkeeper Troy Perkins. Perkins is, too.Perkins was often the most reliable player on a team that has proven a disaster this season. After John Spencer was fired in July as head coach, Timbers general manager and interim coach Gavin Wilkinson cited Perkins as one of the ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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