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.

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.

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