Timbers 3.0

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


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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

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

Timbers Fire Spencer

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Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson fired coach John Spencer today, ending the tenure of the team's first Major League Soccer coach after a season dotted inconsistency and embarrassment. The Timbers (5-8-4, 19 points) have spent the entirety of this second season in or near the cellar their conference. They've shown themselves able to beat some of the best teams in the league at home (Sporting ...   More
 
Monday, July 9, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Wide of the Net

With the Timbers’ offense gone sterile, fans debate John Spencer’s future.


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The chants rose from Jeld-Wen Field’s Section 107 like steam.  On the field, an amateur soccer team from California had come to town and was in the process of beating a Major League Socce   More
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Timbers Preview: The Portland Dry Spell Continues as the Chicago Fire Come to Town

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The Portland Timbers have spent 427 minutes since they’ve last found the back of the other team’s net—notwithstanding an own goal by Sporting Kansas City on April 21. In that time, the defense has compensated considerably; three of the past four games have been shutouts, and the Timbers defense has currently gone 206 minutes without allowing a goal.But to put it bluntly, if you don’t score, ...   More
 
Saturday, May 19, 2012 Matthew Korfhage

Timbers Preview: The Columbus Crew Is Another Team Portland Should Beat, But.....

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The Columbus Crew (2-4-1, 7 points) is a team that the Portland Timbers can and should beat May 5 at Jeld-Wen Field. The Crew are coming off a four-game losing streak and will likely be down two forwards, blunting an offense that has already gone nearly scoreless on the road. Of course, the Montreal Impact was also a team that Portland could have beaten, and should have beaten. Portland lost 2-0 to ...   More
 
Friday, May 4, 2012 by Brent Walth

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