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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.

Chicago Fire vs. Timbers MLS love ‘em and hate ‘em

Chicago Fire vs. Portland Timbers

NWSB insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why the Portland Timbers grabbed a nice win on Sunday. The Timbers (3-5-3, 12 points, eighth in the Western Conference) ceeded a one goal lead, but refused to give up a second one in front of their home crowd. Eric Brunner scored his first goal of the season that came from a corner kick from Franck Songo’o.

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.

Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo love ‘em and hate ‘em

The Timbers and Dynamo played to a 0-0 draw

NWSB insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why the Portland Timbers failed to score a goal against the Houston Dynamo in their last match. In the brand new BBVA Compass Stadium, Timbers keeper Troy Perkins maintained a cleen sheet, but Timbers striker Kris Boyd was unable to give them the lead. The game played out to a 0-0 draw in front of nearly 30,000 Dyanmo faitful.

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.

Game Day Preview / Keys to the match! Sporting KC vs. Portland Timbers

KC vs. Portland

NWSB Insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas reports on the matchup Saturday between Sporting KC and the Timbers. Did you know Missouri-native and Portland captain Jack Jewsbury spent eight years with Sporting KC, making 195 appearances while scoring 14 goals and 20 assists.

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.

Portland Timbers vs. Los Angeles Galaxy love ‘em & hate ‘em

Timbers vs Galaxy

NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why the Portland Timbers lost 3-1 to the LA Galaxy on Saturday. Forward Kris Boyd emphasized that the loss to reporters that the team must stay positive and stick together. Truer words could not have been spoken more than those in Carson.

Game Day Preview / Keys to the match! LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers

portland timbers

NWSB Insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas reports on the matchup Saturday between the Galaxy and the Timbers. Blair points out first, Portland has only gained the upper-hand once in five matches this season and as evidenced by their defensive efforts, the team needs all of the momentum they can muster early in a match in order to survive at the end of one.

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