The Lost Boys

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


Sports
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

Red Card

Jefferson Smith says he regrets acts of unsportsmanlike conduct that have gotten him banned from the court and field.


News Stories
Politics is a rough business—but it’s light duty compared to lining up against Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) on the basketball court or...   More
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

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

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News
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.


Cover Story
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

Bruce of the Day: Friday, July 29


Features
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Friday, July 29, 2011 Bruce

Cheap Eats 2011: 4-4-2


Food Reviews & Stories
Muhamed Mujcic-Mufko’s 4-4-2 is Portland’s lone soccer bar, its walls adorned with the flags of favored teams, from FC Bayern to the Timbers’ green and yellow.   More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Some Reasons Why Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber Is Smiling and Some Why He Isn't


News
Soccer America has conducted a very comprehensive and worth-reading interview with Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber. Garber addresses questions about reasons for optimism about MLS (the league's expansion and the building of soccer-friendly stadiums, both of which include Portland) and reasons for concern (declining attendance league-wide this year — a drop experienced by other ...   More
 
Monday, August 3, 2009 HANK STERN

What Seattle Sounders Owner Thinks A Strike Would Mean


News
When we last visited the state of labor talks last month in Major League Soccer, both sides had extended the deadline yet again. Now with little more than a week until the new strike deadline of March 25 (the scheduled opening date for the MLS season), the verbal volleys are escalating. Yes, factor in that both sides in a labor negotiation often say some incendiary things in the final days ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 HANK STERN

Summer World Cup Events in Portland Parks


News
The Oregon Sports Authority announced today that two downtown parks will sprout Jumbotrons and host World Cup viewing parties this summer. The other soccer news announced today is that the first World Cup screening will include the Portland Timbers unveiling their new uniform and logo designs for 2011, their first season as a Major League Soccer franchise. The first World Cup screening will ...   More
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010 Jacob Reingold

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