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


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


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
Friday, June 10, 2011 by

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


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