Portland Timbers: The Home Winning Streak Ends In Confusing 3-2 Loss


Bad news came in threes for both the Portland Timbers and D.C. United Sunday afternoon, but the results proved worse for Portland. D.C. United ended the Timbers’ home winning streak with a 3-2 win at Jeld-Wen Field that was tense to the final minute. Portland had chances to earn a draw in stoppage time after a header goal by Jorge Perlaza breathed life into a game that appeared over in the 88th ...   More
Sunday, May 29, 2011 by

Portland Timbers: A Viewer's Guide to Sunday's Match Against D.C United

Portland Timbers vs. Dallas

The Portland Timbers' perfect home record—the last remaining in MLS—has withstood visits from league powers F.C. Dallas and Real Salt Lake. Building on their 5-0-0 start at Jeld-Wen Field looks promising as D.C. United brings a 1-3-0 road record into town. Here are some story lines to keep your eye on in Sunday's match:Familiar relations: Timbers defender Rodney Wallace and goalkeeper Troy ...   More
Friday, May 27, 2011 by

Timbers Take Their Lumps, Pull Out 1-0 Win


Avoiding the rapture didn’t save Portland from punishment Saturday night. The team had hell to pay from referee Edvin Jurisevic, who shrugged off multiple bludgeonings delivered by the Columbus Crew.--- But even if the team is sore on Sunday, it can thank its blessings for escaping the night with a 1-0 victory. Plagued by several no-calls and some physical play from Columbus, the Timbers were able ...   More
Sunday, May 22, 2011 JONATHAN CROWL

Cutting The Ribbon

Five things we learned from the Portland Timbers’ first two home games in Major League Soccer.

Portland’s initiation into Major League Soccer played to sellout crowds last week and produced the Timbers’ first wins of the season. For those who weren’t among the 18,600-plus fans to pack    More
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 JONATHAN CROWL

Timbers Win Second Straight at Home

Portland Timbers vs. Dallas

Portland Timbers fans are learning quickly to expect wall-to-wall action with their Major League Soccer team at home.After giving up two goals with a 3-0 lead against Chicago on Thursday in their MLS home opener, the Timbers did the same thing against F.C. Dallas on Sunday and survived with a 3-2 win at Jeld-Wen Field following multiple Dallas assaults on the goal in extra time. “Obviously, fatigue ...   More
Sunday, April 17, 2011 JONATHAN CROWL

Portland Timbers Fans: A "Civic Joke"?!?!?

Portland Timbers' Major League Soccer home opener

Bob Ryan may want to wear a fake nose and glasses the next time he comes to Portland.  The longtime sportswriter for The Boston Globe called Portland Timbers fans a "civic joke" on ESPN's "Around the Horn" because of last night's informal singing of the national anthem by the crowd at the Timbers' home opener.  Here is the video (worth noting that Ryan was a lone voice of crabbiness):  ...   More
Friday, April 15, 2011

Timbers' Home Major League Soccer Debut A Huge Success

Portland Timbers' Major League Soccer home opener

Playing their Major League Soccer home opener last night, the Portland Timbers were easily recognized in their green and yellow. But everything else last night at newly christened Jeld-Wen Field seemed newer and larger than ever in the context of Portland's long soccer history. From the heavy downpour and the banners to the national telecast on ESPN2 and the high scoring in Portland's 4-2 victory over ...   More
Friday, April 15, 2011 JONATHAN CROWL

Timbers Army Gives Three Fans the Axe


Several dozen people identifying themselves as members of the Timbers Army engaged in a mass bout of "cyber-bullying" against three fellow fans earlier this week. Officials with the Portland Timbers, who are days away from the franchise's Major League Soccer home opener April 14 after starting the inaugural season on the road, said the team is investigating the abuse from self-described members ...   More
Friday, April 8, 2011 AILIN DARLING

City Hall: Commissioners Approve Parking Plan

Portland City Hall in January

In a 4-0 vote with Commissioner Nick Fish absent on vacation, City Council today approved the parking plan for the streets around Jeld-Wen Field formerly known as PGE Park.That plan, which Mayor Sam Adams introduced as an emergency ordinance, calls for expanding the hours for paid parking around the revamped stadium on Portland Timbers game nights and increasing the hourly rates from $1.60 to $3.50 ...   More
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by


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