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 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. LA Galaxy: What to Expect Come Sunday

Timbers vs Galaxy

NW Sports Beat Editor and Writer Chris Anderson looks ahead to Sunday’s Portland Timbers vs. Los Angeles Galaxy MLS match. Though neither team could have imagined themselves sitting in the current positions they are in. Keys to this game include Galaxy absences, Danny Mwanga’s first appearance for Portland, and what should be a pivotal second half.