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

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

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.

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