Portland Timbers Player Profiles: Darlington Nagbe

The globetrotter himself, Darlington Nagbe (photo bloo.it)

NWSB Insider and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with a Portland Timbers Player Profile: Darlington Nagbe. Nagbe was born in Liberia and after moving from country to country, he finally came to America at age of 12. After going pro after his junior year, and a national championship with the University of Akron, Nagbe was selected second overall by the expansion Portland Timbers.

Portland Timbers player profiles: Troy Perkins

Troy Perkins bounced around the MLS and Europe before landing in Portland (photo: oregonlive.com)

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with a Portland Timbers Player Profile: Troy Perkins. Perkins moved up the ranks in US soccer through developmental leagues and college before landing a gig with DC United. Serving several years in America, and a few in Norway before finally landing a spot as the number one keeper with the Timbers.

MLS matchup report: Chicago Fire vs. Portland Timbers handicapping

Kris Boyd

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between the Chicago Fire and Portland Timbers. At press time, the MLS odds were Fire +185, Timbers +140, Draw +210. Matt thinks It will require a dramatic turnabout, but one he thinks the Timbers are capable of if they stay together and on the same page.

MLS matchup Report: Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo Handicapping

John Spencer

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Tuesday’s matchup between the Portland Timbers and Houston Dynamo. At press time, the MLS odds were off, but Matt thinks the Dynamo will have no problems with the Timbers and their punchless offense. Coach John Spencer has been juggling lineups to try and spark some offense, while the defense has pitched two straight clean sheets.

MLS Matchup Report: Columbus Crew vs. Portland Timbers Handicapping

Crew vs. Timbers

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Columbus Crew vs. Portland Timbers. The MLS odds lines are EVEN for the Timbers. Matt originally thought this might be a defensive dogfight with two teams that are struggling so my first thought was a 1-0 win for Portland based solely on the home pitch factor.

MLS Matchup Report: Portland Timbers vs. Montreal Impact Handicapping

Timbers vs. Impact

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Montreal Impact vs. Portland Timbers. The MLS odds lines are OFF tonight so anything goes. the Timbers (2-4-1) in reality have more points overall than the Impact, they in fact sit at the very bottom of a very competitive Western Conference.

MLS Matchup Report: Sporting KC vs. Portland Timbers Handicapping

Sporting KC vs.Portland Timbers

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Sporting KC vs. Portland Timbers. The MLS odds lines are OFF tonight so anything goes. With Kansas City starting off perfect thus far, it is going to be a tough task for this Timbers team to steal the win. Let’s hope new guy Sebastian Rincon and Steven Smith, just back from his absence in Scotland, will make a difference in this one.

MLS Matchup Report: Portland Timbers vs Los Angeles Galaxy Handicapping

Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Portland Timbers vs. Los Angeles Galaxy. The MLS odds lines are OFF tonight so anything goes. The Timbers are off to a rocky start but look to Darlington Nagbe to help lift the team over an also struggling Galaxy squad. Matt predicts that wet conditions in LA will give the Timbers the advantage – and the win.

MLS Matchup Report: Chivas USA vs Portland Timbers Handicapping

Chivas USA vs. Portland Timbers

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Chivas USA vs Portland Timbers. The MLS odds favor the Timbers. Portland’s loss at JELD-WEN last weekend was at least valiant, and most of all — unusual.
Matt expects to see a win here over a Chivas’ side that has way too many holes.

MLS Matchup Report: Real Salt Lake v Portland Timbers Preview

Real vs. Timbers

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Real Salt Lake vs Portland Timbers. The Timbers have started flat in each of their three games this season, and they will need to have a strong start early on in this one.

Timbers vs New England betting odds & handicapping preview – March 24th

Timbers vs Revolution

Free MLS Betting Odds & Picks on the Portland Timbers vs. New England Revolution Saturday night matchup. There is no line in this one. Matt likes the away team in this one. The Portland Timbers are looking to bounce back from a 1-1 draw against FC Dallas last week. Darlington Nagbe should be good for some more heroics here as MLS newcomer Kris Boyd tries to make a positive impact on the game.

My Starting Five – Oregon Ducks All Time Starters

Ron Lee

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Matt Martz tells us the five players that make up his all time starting team in the next chapter of our Moments In Time series on Northwest sports teams. The players mentioned on this list include: Ron Lee, Fred Jones, Luke Jackson, Greg Ballard, and Slim Wintermute. That sounds like a dream team to me!

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