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.

Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Portland broke their losing streak as Jewsbury found the back of the net. Photo: CBS

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about his love ‘em and hate ‘em from the Timbers’ game against FC Dallas. Instead of giving up five goals (including an own goal), the Timbers surrendered just one in front of yet another boisterous crowd at JELD-WEN field. While Frank Songo’o did not receive a red card by any means, he will be suspended.

MLS Matchup report: Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas

Kris Boyd

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about Sunday’s game between FC Dallas and the Portland Timbers. When Kris Boyd gets going and plays well the entire Portland team plays well. Boyd has been nothing short of impressive this year and will likely contend for MLS newcomer of the year come the end of the season. Kickoff: August 5, 2012 7:00pm EST.

MLS gambling report: FC Dallas vs. Portland Timbers handicapping

Portland will be looking to avenge a 5-0 loss to FC Dallas this Sunday. Photo: AP/Dallas Morning News

NWSB Writer Matt Martz gives betting predictions for the Timbers game against FC Dallas on Sunday.The Portland Timbers will host FC Dallas at JELD-WEN Field on Sunday, as the two sides meet from the second time in as many weeks. Needless to say, Portland is looking for a different result in this one. Kris Boyd and Brek Shea are players to watch.

MLS gambling report: Chivas USA vs. Portland Timbers handicapping

Kris Boyd

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.

MLS matchup report: Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas handicapping

Troy Perkins

NWSB Insider and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Wednesday’s matchup between Portland Timbers and FC Dallas. Matt says the good news for Portland is that Dallas has recorded just one more goal (20) than the Timbers (19) this campaign. Kris Boyd and David Horst need to step up in this one.

MLS Matchup Report: Portland Timbers vs. Chivas USA

Kris Boyd

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.

MLS matchup report: Portland Timbers vs. Chivas USA handicapping

Chicago Fire vs. Portland Timbers

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.

LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Los Angeles Galaxy

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about his love ‘em and hate ‘em from last night’s Timbers 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy. There was a goal in the third minute, four goals in nine minutes by one team, three players with two goals each, goals from penalty kicks, goals from set pieces, all bottled up in a stadium that provides for one of the best atmospheres. Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane, David Beckham, and Kris Boyd were on form.

Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake: What to expect tonight

Kris Boyd

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about what to expect between Real Salt Lake and the Portland Timbers as they clash in Rio Tinto Stadium tonight. The Timbers, who are now tied for 8th place in the Western Conference with plenty of room for advancement, will be looking to play spoiler to a Real Salt Lake team who sits in second in the conference with 33 points. Keys include differing styles of game play and Kris Boyd.

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. San Jose Earthquakes: What to expect tonight

Sounders FC vs. Portland

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about tonight’s matchup between the Portland Timbers and San Jose Earthquakes. What has been a roller coaster ride of a season, the Timbers once again find themselves in the dumps heading into yet another tough test as they face the Western conference leading San Jose Earthquakes. Players talked about include Kris Boyd and Mike Fucito.

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