NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday match against Chivas USA. Wide open soccer at its best for this one. 8 goals scored, and there could’ve been 4 or 5 more! Freddy Montero was the Hat Trick Hero for the Sounders, surpassing Eddie Johnson as the teams new goal scoring leader.
NWSB Insider and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday gambling matchup between Chivas USA and Portland Timbers. Matt says to watch Kris Boyd. The fiery Scot is the leading scorer for the Timbers. He has seemingly been the only player able to get off the mark, but hasn’t scored in his last two appearances.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson previews Wednesday’s MLS game between the Portland Timbers and Chivas USA. After conceding five goals to the Los Angeles Galaxy in a 5-3 loss at JELD-WEN field, the Portland Timbers will once again hit the road when they take on Chivas USA in The Home Depot Center.
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.
Our man C-Mac has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Vancouver Whitecaps in their second season of MLS soccer. This time out, C-Mac gives us his match preview of the Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Chivas USA. Vancouver has the opportunity to bury a weak divisional rival and it would be good to see them develop a killer instinct to further establish their post-season credentials. Look for Barry Robson to take on a more prominent creative role.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday nights match up with CD Chivas USA. Another game without a win, but this time the Sounders came away with a point after a 1-1 draw thanks to a perfectly time toe flick by David Estrada from a Alex Caskey cross. Old pal James Riley caused fits for the Sounders all across the field.
NWSB Inside and Sounders FC Blogger Jason Green weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Chivas USA and the Seattle Sounders. At press time, the MLS odds were Chivas USA 2.00 / Seattle Sounders +138 / Draw +225. Freddy Montero and Eddie Johnson had been playing well, but they were blanked in their last match.
NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why the Portland Timbers lost 2-1 to Chivas USA on Saturday. Everyone in the building knew that Portland would need more than a handful of shots on Kennedy in order to beat Chivas. Troy Perkins extended the misery of Portland fans by allowing two more in the loss.
NWSB Insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas reports on the matchup tonight between the Timbers and Chivas USA. Chivas is the worst team in the Western Conference standings, tied with the LA Galaxy (which has only played three matches compared to Chivas’ four). It is a match-up of two teams that have struggled early this season
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.
NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why despite a loss vs New England, the Timbers should hold their heads high. Things could be worse. After the lone goal was scored, the Timbers controlled the tempo of the game and Franck Songo’o made a comeback of sorts. Any time a team can go on the road and at least come away with a point via a tie, the feat should be considered a victory.
Jason Green one of our MLS Soccer bloggers weighs in with the top picks for the 2012 MLS SuperDraft coming up in January. The teams picking first are the Montreal Impact, Vancouver Whitecaps, New England Revolution, Toronto FC, and Chivas USA. Players to go first will be Darren Mattocks, Andrew Wenger and Enzo Martinez.