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MLS gambling report: FC Dallas vs. Portland Timbers handicapping

Portland will be looking to avenge a 5-0 loss to FC Dallas this Sunday. Photo: AP/Dallas Morning News

NWSB Writer Matt Martz gives betting predictions for the Timbers game against FC Dallas on Sunday.The Portland Timbers will host FC Dallas at JELD-WEN Field on Sunday, as the two sides meet from the second time in as many weeks. Needless to say, Portland is looking for a different result in this one. Kris Boyd and Brek Shea are players to watch.

MLS gambling report: Chivas USA vs. Portland Timbers handicapping

Kris Boyd

NWSB Insider and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday gambling matchup between Chivas USA and Portland Timbers. Matt says to watch Kris Boyd. The fiery Scot is the leading scorer for the Timbers. He has seemingly been the only player able to get off the mark, but hasn’t scored in his last two appearances.

MLS matchup report: Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas handicapping

Troy Perkins

NWSB Insider and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Wednesday’s matchup between Portland Timbers and FC Dallas. Matt says the good news for Portland is that Dallas has recorded just one more goal (20) than the Timbers (19) this campaign. Kris Boyd and David Horst need to step up in this one.

MLS matchup report: Portland Timbers vs. Chivas USA handicapping

Chicago Fire vs. Portland Timbers

NWSB Insider and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Wednesday’s matchup between Portland Timbers and Chivas USA. Matt expects Portland to build on the offensive momentum they have recently discovered behind Kris Boyd, as well as learning from its defensive lapses, eking out its first road victory of 2012, 1-0 over the Goats.

MLS matchup report: Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids handicapping

Where else can you see a chainsaw wielding lumberjack for a cheerleader? (Photo - portlandwiki.org)

NWSB Insider and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Portland Timbers and the Colorado Rapids. Portland will now aim to take that momentum into its upcoming match in Colorado against a Rapids team that has just one win it its last five outings. Last game Kris Boyd tipped a magnificent cross past keeper Andrew Weber.

MLS Matchup Report: Seattle Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers Handicapping

Timbers Army

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Sunday’s matchup between the Portland Timbers and the Seattle Sounders FC. At press time, the MLS odds are not up yet. The Timbers had not lost in five of six before their recent slide, so it will be interesting to see if they can recapture a little magic against their bitter rival in the Northwest. Key players are Kris Boyd and Freddy Montero.

MLS matchup report: Portland Timbers vs. L.A. Galaxy handicapping

Timbers vs. Galaxy

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Portland Timbers and the LA Galaxy. At press time, the MLS odds were Galaxy -118 | Timbers +260 | and a Draw +400. It’s about time the Timbers turned a corner, and sometimes, the easiest place to start is with a clean sheet. If Timbers veteran ‘keeper Troy Perkins can pull that off.

State of the Timbers: Weekly Notebook | June 1st

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Looking for Northwest MLS soccer news? Matt Martz, our man with his pulse on the Oregon sports beat is back with another edition of the Portland Timbers Notebook. The June 1st, 2012 edition…The good news is that the Timbers next game is over two weeks away which means that the team will get plenty of rest. Kris Boyd needs it I think.

MLS matchup report: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Portland Timbers handicapping

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Portland Timbers Betting Odds & Matchup

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Vancouver Whitecaps and the Portland Timbers. At press time, the MLS odds were Timbers -115, Whitecaps +300, and a Draw +230. Portland has to find someone that can step up and score some goals, and am not sure they can do that. Sebastien Le Toux is the danger man for Vancouver.

Portland Timbers Player Profile: Jack Jewsbury

Captain Jack, a rock in the midfield (photo oregonlive.com)

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with a Portland Timbers Player Profile: Jack Jewsbury. Captain Jack started his MLS career with the then named Kansas City Wizards, playing his whole career there before being dealt to the Timbers. A native of Missouri, Jack Jewsbury still holds the single season state high school goal record of 59.

Portland Timbers Player Profile: Eric Alexander

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NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with a Portland Timbers Player Profile: Eric Alexander. Alexander was drafted in the third round (44th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas. He spent a year with the Kalamazoo Kingdom where he appeared eight times, scoring two goals. His strong work ethic and consistency has made him a popular player with the Timbers Army.

Portland Timbers Player Profiles: Kris Boyd

Kris Boyd

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with a Portland Timbers Player Profile: Kris Boyd. Scotish native Kris Boyd started his pro carrer at the age of 12 with Rangers developemental team. After years at Kilmarnock, he returned to Rangers before going on to Englad and Turkey. The highest paid Timbers’ player, Boyd scored in his very first MLS match.