Our man Josh Dougherty has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Seattle Sounders in the 2012 season of MLS soccer. This time out, Josh gives us his match preview of the MLS playoff matchup vs. RSL. Josh points out once again, the Sounders face the possibility of playing an important match without the help of their key playmaker, Captain Mauro Rosales. It’s fair to say that even if he does play, it won’t be for the full 90.
Take That, TFC! Despite suffering a 1-0 loss to rival Portland Timbers; the Vancouver Whitecaps clinched a playoff spot when hated rival Seattle Sounders knocked off FC Dallas 3-1. FC Dallas was 4 points behind the ‘Caps wit both having two games remaining. The lose to the Sounders spoiled FC Dallas’ plans. The Whitecaps will [...]
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the Portland Timbers and the Cascadia Cup. The Timbers must win this game, they cannot settle for a draw. Though a draw would give them nine points in the cup chase to tie the Sounders, the drubbing they received in Seattle was enough to give the Sounders an advantage in goal differential over the Timbers.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s latest 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Colorado Rapids. Costly errors coupled with the fact that Portland could never conjure any great opportunities in the final third of the field ultimately resulted in a 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Colorado, a drubbing that all but sealed the Timbers’ fate this season as they begin to embark on the hardest part of their 2012 MLS schedule.
NWSB Writer and Editor Chris Anderson talks about the Timbers loss to the NY Red Bulls on Sunday evening. Not only did the Timbers, who find themselves with just 21 points this season and in last place in the Western Conference, have to play on the road yet again, but they would have to face a New York team that had put up stellar numbers throughout the year en route to being placed in 2nd in the Eastern Conference.
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.
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.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about tonight’s game between FC Dallas and the Portland Timbers. Tied together in last place in the Western Conference with 19 points, this evening’s battle will be a competition to stay out of last place. With temperatures hovering 105 degrees, this match is sure to be one of the biggest endurance testers for both teams.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about his love ‘em and hate ‘em from the Timbers’ loss to Chivas USA in Los Angeles, California. Trying to come up with their first road win of the season, the Timbers could not muster decent attacks and threats on goal. Chivas, looking to distance itself from the bottom of the MLS ranks and ascend to playoff contention, scored their only goal in the 16th minute.
NWSB insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why the Portland Timbers grabbed a nice win on Sunday. Sunday’s win over the Sounders gave Portland its first ever win over the Sounders in MLS action, a small, but significant footnote in Timbers’ history. The Timbers (4-6-4, 16 points). Scottish striker Kris Boyd prooved his mettle in the Cascadia Cup.
NWSB Editor, Insider and Vancouver Whitecaps writer Chris Anderson brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Wednesday nights match up with the New York Red Bulls. Not a win, but we did earn a point in the 1-1 draw. A fast paced game with a ton of scoring chances, no one could grab the winner. Late goals proved pivotal in this draw, with magnificent play from Martin Bonjour.