MLS matchup report: Chicago Fire vs. Portland Timbers handicapping

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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.

MLS matchup Report: Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo Handicapping

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NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Tuesday’s matchup between the Portland Timbers and Houston Dynamo. At press time, the MLS odds were off, but Matt thinks the Dynamo will have no problems with the Timbers and their punchless offense. Coach John Spencer has been juggling lineups to try and spark some offense, while the defense has pitched two straight clean sheets.

MLS Matchup Report: Columbus Crew vs. Portland Timbers Handicapping

Crew vs. Timbers

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Columbus Crew vs. Portland Timbers. The MLS odds lines are EVEN for the Timbers. Matt originally thought this might be a defensive dogfight with two teams that are struggling so my first thought was a 1-0 win for Portland based solely on the home pitch factor.

MLS Matchup Report: Portland Timbers vs. Montreal Impact Handicapping

Timbers vs. Impact

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Montreal Impact vs. Portland Timbers. The MLS odds lines are OFF tonight so anything goes. the Timbers (2-4-1) in reality have more points overall than the Impact, they in fact sit at the very bottom of a very competitive Western Conference.

MLS Matchup Report: Sporting KC vs. Portland Timbers Handicapping

Sporting KC vs.Portland Timbers

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Sporting KC vs. Portland Timbers. The MLS odds lines are OFF tonight so anything goes. With Kansas City starting off perfect thus far, it is going to be a tough task for this Timbers team to steal the win. Let’s hope new guy Sebastian Rincon and Steven Smith, just back from his absence in Scotland, will make a difference in this one.

MLS Matchup Report: Portland Timbers vs Los Angeles Galaxy Handicapping

Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Portland Timbers vs. Los Angeles Galaxy. The MLS odds lines are OFF tonight so anything goes. The Timbers are off to a rocky start but look to Darlington Nagbe to help lift the team over an also struggling Galaxy squad. Matt predicts that wet conditions in LA will give the Timbers the advantage – and the win.

MLS Matchup Report: Chivas USA vs Portland Timbers Handicapping

Chivas USA vs. Portland Timbers

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.

5 Reasons The Sounders Will Beat Real Salt Lake this Saturday

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Jason Green is pretty pretty good at picking MLS Soccer games. He’s on the Sounders this weekend. Seattle Sounders FC had a great away record on the season and not only that, they beat Real Salt Lake in their house earlier this season, which snapped their home unbeaten streak against MLS opponents at 29 games. Put your money on them Saturday.

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