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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.

LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Los Angeles Galaxy

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about his love ‘em and hate ‘em from last night’s Timbers 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy. There was a goal in the third minute, four goals in nine minutes by one team, three players with two goals each, goals from penalty kicks, goals from set pieces, all bottled up in a stadium that provides for one of the best atmospheres. Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane, David Beckham, and Kris Boyd were on form.

MLS Matchup Report: Portland Timbers vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

Timbers vs Galaxy

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson previews tonight’s MLS game between the Portland Timbers and Los Angeles Galaxy. With Spencer out and Gavin Wilkinson in, the Timbers face yet another tough test at home in the form of the Los Angeles Galaxy led by Landon Donovan. Watch for a great matchup between the Portland backs and Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan.

Portland Timbers fire head coach John Spencer

John Spencer

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about the firing of Portland Timbers head coach John Spencer. Though it should not come as a shock to Timbers supporters around the nation, the firing of Spencer highlights what has become a disappointing and frustrating atmosphere in the city of Portland. Disappointing results and play from players fostered the environment needed to fire Spencer.

Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Real Salt Lake had a lot of celebrating to do on Saturday.

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about his love ‘em and hate ‘em points from the Timbers game against Real Salt Lake. Though Portland was seeking to continue the momentum they had built up after a 2-1 win against the San Jose Earthquakes, Alvaro Saborio made sure all eyes were on him. Heading into halftime even at zero, Saborio scored three goals in the second half of the game to give him a hat trick, ultimately sending Portland home in shame.

Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake: What to expect tonight

Kris Boyd

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about what to expect between Real Salt Lake and the Portland Timbers as they clash in Rio Tinto Stadium tonight. The Timbers, who are now tied for 8th place in the Western Conference with plenty of room for advancement, will be looking to play spoiler to a Real Salt Lake team who sits in second in the conference with 33 points. Keys include differing styles of game play and Kris Boyd.

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

Portland Timbers Stadium

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talkes about his love ‘em and hate ‘em points from the Portland Timbers’ 2-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes. Both Danny Mwanga and Jack Jewsbury scored their first goals for Portland this MLS season while a strong defensive effort through the first half and part of the second half gave the Timbers the cushion to win the game.

Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes: What to expect tonight

Sounders FC vs. Portland

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about tonight’s matchup between the Portland Timbers and San Jose Earthquakes. What has been a roller coaster ride of a season, the Timbers once again find themselves in the dumps heading into yet another tough test as they face the Western conference leading San Jose Earthquakes. Players talked about include Kris Boyd and Mike Fucito.

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.

Portland Timbers mid season player and team report

Sounders vs. Timbers

NWSB Editor and Portland Timbers writer Chris Anderson brings us his report card for the Portland Timbers during the first half of the MLS season. Despite winning their first game of the season over the Philadelphia Union 3-1, the Timbers would only scratch out two more victories in between their opener and June 17, leaving them in last place and wondering where so much promise for a young and talented team went. MVP for Portland so far is Scotsman Kris Boyd.

Big win over Sounders FC! Timbers love parade time…

Sounders vs. Timbers

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson dishes on why you should love the Portland Timbers after their victory over the Seattle Sounders on Sunday. With the Los Angeles Galaxy up next and the Seattle Sounders right around the corner, the Timbers knew that they had to turn their season around fast. Players mentioned include Kris Boyd, David Horst, and Freddy Montero.

Seattle Sounders vs. Timbers MLS love ‘em and hate ‘em | Recap

Sounders FC vs. Portland

NWSB insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why the Portland Timbers grabbed a nice win on Sunday. Sunday’s win over the Sounders gave Portland its first ever win over the Sounders in MLS action, a small, but significant footnote in Timbers’ history. The Timbers (4-6-4, 16 points). Scottish striker Kris Boyd prooved his mettle in the Cascadia Cup.

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