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


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.


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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
 
Thursday, August 4, 2011 by

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
 
Sunday, June 19, 2011 by

Portland Timbers: A Viewer's Guide to Sunday's Match Against the New York Red Bulls

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The Portland Timbers’ recent three-game slide has forced the club within a hair of the Major League Soccer Western Conference basement. Fans are still blaming last week’s reffing fiasco for a late loss to the reigning MLS Cup champions, but the team’s performance has to get a lot better—and fast.No team to visit Jeld-Wen Field so far has had quite the star power the New York Red Bulls will ...   More
 
Friday, June 17, 2011 by

Portland Timbers: Late Goal Lets Rapids Escape, 1-0

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Notoriously slow starts have been a general concern for the Portland Timbers. But one game in particular—a 3-1 blowout by the Colorado Rapids in their MLS debut—was fresh in everyone’s mind entering Saturday’s rematch. The Timbers marked their entry into the league by allowing three goals in the first 30 minutes of that March contest. On Saturday night, at home and away from the elevation ...   More
 
Saturday, June 11, 2011 by

Portland Timbers: A Viewer's Guide to Saturday's Game Against the Colorado Rapids

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The Portland Timbers' recent two-game slide isn’t the end of the world, but it has brought some urgency to the team’s hopes for the season. The Timbers' scoring struggles have been magnified through recent lapses on defense, dropping the team into seventh place in the Major League Soccer Western Conference standings. Ahead of Saturday's match against defending MLS Cup champion Colorado Rapids, ...   More
 
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