Wide of the Net

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


Sports
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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News
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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News
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

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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News
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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News
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.


Sports
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.


Books
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


Food Cart Reviews
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.


Cover Story
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

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