In a Heartbreaking Loss, Bright Signs for the Timbers

Five Encouraging Things About Saturday's Last-Minute Loss to Real Salt Lake

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Obviously, few people in Portland are happy with the final result of the game, so it may be easy to overlook that the Portland Timbers’ gut-punching, literally last-minute 3-2 loss to Real Salt Lake at Jeld-Wen Field this past Saturday was perhaps the best all-round game of soccer that the Timbers have played this season.And they played it against one of the toughest opponents in the league—a team ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Portland Timbers Bust the Union 3-1 in 2012 Home Opener

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Portland likes to live up to its sodden reputation on the season home openers, apparently. As in last year's victory over the Chicago Fire, Portland's 3-1 defeat of Philadelphia Union was rain-slicked and windblown.Behind a redemptive goal by Andrew Jean-Baptiste and scores by Kris Boyd and Kalif Alhassan, the Timbers pushed the Union around all night. Philadelphia’s early lead after a dull and scoreless ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

New Bag Of Kicks

After a hopeful first season, the Portland Timbers field a roster of players to watch.


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Let’s get the niceties out of the way: The Portland Timbers’ first season in Major League Soccer was a qualified success.  The Timbers missed the playoffs and turned in the 12th-best reco   More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Michael Orr, The 1975 Portland Timbers

Ouch, my groin.


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It seems like no one played soccer in Portland before 1975. The next year, kids crowded parks and fields to try this undiscovered sport. My middle school was unprepared for the onslaught. “We    More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 BRENT WALTH

Food Cart Review: Zizzo’s FC


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The off-the-clock dabblings of pro athletes can get ugly: Michael Jordan’s fiendish gambling, Michael Vick’s gruesome dog-killing, Tiger Woods’ compulsive boning of soft-chinned floozies. Bl   More
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 MARTIN CIZMAR

2011: The Costume Party

You didn’t need a funny outfit to make news this year, but it sure helped.


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All Images WW Photo IllustrationsDavid Wu’s tiger suit was the tip-off that 2011 was going to be a strange one. The year opened with a sitting congressman posing in a child’s orange-and-black    More
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

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 stun the L.A Galaxy 3-0

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It’s a rare night when the Los Angeles Galaxy are the ones seeing stars. Not only is the club one of the few in Major League Soccer with national and international superstars, but it came to face the Portland Timbers at Jeld-Wen Field leading the MLS with 45 points and undefeated since May 1. Where Landon Donovan the American sports hero might earn adulation elsewhere, Donovan the Galaxy striker ...   More
 
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Portland Timbers: Late Handball Foils Offensive Outburst and Lets the New York Red Bulls Slip Away with 3-3 Draw

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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
 
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