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Timbers start to the season: bittersweet

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NWSB Insider and Portland Timbers’ blogger Jeff Budke gives you his love ‘em and hate ‘em to the start of Portland’s 2013 MLS season. Saturday had a completely different feel to it. The consistency of the Timbers Army was the extent of the consistency inside Jeld-Wen Field as Portland failed to string together consistent attacks (despite majority possession) and lost to Montreal Impact 2-1.

Portland Timbers releasing 2013 kits tonight

Union vs. Timbers

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson brings you a first analysis of the 2013 Portland Timbers kits that will be officially revealed tonight. Subtle changes make big differences on these two uniforms, making them appear more intimidating and sleek at the same time. While the traditional green jersey is quite the sight to behold, the alternate red uniforms are by far the victors in this uniform war.

Five expectations for the 2013 Portland Timbers

The Timbers took home the Cascadia Cup in 2012, can they repeat the effort in 2013? (Photo: portlandtimbers.com)

NWSB Insider Jeff Budke gives you 5 expectations for the 2013 Portland Timbers’ MLS season. With quality play to build on from this long season, how will Merritt Paulson and the gang turn disappointment into success in the Rose City? A prediction. Last year’s first round pick only played in a few games, but the physicality Andrew Jean-Baptiste brought could really develop with a full offseason.

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Portland Timbers MLS love ‘em & hate ‘em

The Portland Timbers drew in their final contest of the 2012 MLS Season against the San Jose Earthquakes. (Photo: oregonlive.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Portland’s draw against the San Jose Earthquakes. Portland was horrendous at times during the 2012 MLS Season. A terrible June, July, and August paved the way for the Timbers becoming the laughing stock of the MLS. Nice 67th minute goal by Bright Dike, love that name. Hope 2013 brings better results. Cheers Timbers Army!

Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps MLS love ‘em & hate ‘em

The Timbers took home the Cascadia Cup in 2012, can they repeat the effort in 2013? (Photo: portlandtimbers.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s 1-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps. And, after all things were said and done, the Timbers walked away with the Cascaida Cup trophy as they vanquished the Whitecaps by a score of 1-0.

Portland can still claim Cascadia Cup glory

David Horst

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the Portland Timbers and the Cascadia Cup. The Timbers must win this game, they cannot settle for a draw. Though a draw would give them nine points in the cup chase to tie the Sounders, the drubbing they received in Seattle was enough to give the Sounders an advantage in goal differential over the Timbers.

Portland Timbers: What went wrong in Seattle?

Portland fell victim to the Seattle Sounders on Sunday night in front of 66,000+ at CenturyLink Field, walking away without the Cascadia Cup. (Photo: Portlandtimbers.com)

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about the Timbers’ loss to the Sounders on Sunday night. Greeted by over 66,000 ravenous fans at CenturyLink Field, the Timbers failed to convert any of their opportunities as they lost to Seattle by a score of 3-0.

Locked, but loaded: The Timbers Army visits hostile territory

The Timbers Army did their part during Portland's matchup with the Seattle Sounders.

NWSB Insider and Portland Timbers blogger Jeff Budke weighs in on what he enjoyed about Sunday’s matchup between the Timbers and the Seattle Sounders. He reflects on the roudiness of the crowd, the singing of the National Anthem and the Timbers Army invasion of Century Link Field. This was not a game for victories from the Portland Timbers, so smaller victories have to be mentioned.

What’s next for the Timbers? Looking forward to 2013

Sounders vs. Timbers

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about what is on the horizon for the Portland Timbers. After an inaugural 2011 season that saw them fall just short of the MLS Playoffs, the Timbers’ hopes for 2012 would never be realized as the team struggled out of the gate and had a brutal July and August that essentially spoiled all hopes of an appearance in the 2012 MLS Playoffs.

MLS Matchup report: Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake

The last time Portland and Real Salt Lake met, Alvaro Saborio had quite the night. Photo credit: sbnation.com

NWSB Editor and Writer previews tomorrow’s matchup between the Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake. The Portland Timbers will be heading to Salt Lake to take tomorrow to take on a Real Salt Lake team that finds themselves tied for the third position in the MLS Western Conference. Matchup to Watch: Alvaro Saborio vs. Portland Defense.

MLS Matchup report: Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers

Sounders vs. Timbers

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson previews this week’s matchup between the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers. For the Sounders, this game means redemption and a shot to show Portland who the big brother in Northwest soccer is. For Portland, this game means an opportunity to jump out to a huge lead in the Cascadia standings and an opportunity to alleviate some of this painful, 2012 MLS campaign.

Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids MLS love ‘em & hate ‘em

The Timbers fell to the Rapids 3-0 for the second time on the road this season. Photo: Oregonlive.com

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s latest 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Colorado Rapids. Costly errors coupled with the fact that Portland could never conjure any great opportunities in the final third of the field ultimately resulted in a 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Colorado, a drubbing that all but sealed the Timbers’ fate this season as they begin to embark on the hardest part of their 2012 MLS schedule.

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