MLS matchup report: Portland Timbers vs. L.A. Galaxy handicapping

Timbers vs. Galaxy

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Portland Timbers and the LA Galaxy. At press time, the MLS odds were Galaxy -118 | Timbers +260 | and a Draw +400. It’s about time the Timbers turned a corner, and sometimes, the easiest place to start is with a clean sheet. If Timbers veteran ‘keeper Troy Perkins can pull that off.

Five damn good reasons to see a Vancouver Whitecaps game *LIVE*

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his five damn good reasons to take in a Vancouver Whitecaps MLS game personally the next time you are in Vancouver BC. BC Place is a truly inspiring place for the fans. For fans used to mundane cheering at BC Lions and Vancouver Canucks games, the element of songs to celebrate players and events provides a twist to fan participation.

Hidden Northwest Gem: Magic of the Timbers Jeld-Wen Stadium

Portland Timbers Stadium

NWSB Insider and Portland Timbers blogger Chris Anderson points out Win or lose, the Timber’s Army and the soccer team create an unparalleled atmosphere at Jeld-Wen Field. Much of the passion and drive that Timbers fans exhume becomes channeled through the Timbers players, which then creates a mass of emotion that pulsates through the entire stadium.

The Timbers can recover from their US Open Cup loss to Cal FC

Timbers vs. Cal FC

NWSB insider and Portland Timbers blogger Chris Anderson brings us his reasons why the Timbers must bounce back after a crazy loss to a NON-MLS side Cal FC this week. He says the Timbers must find a way to not only tie AT LEAST two games in the month of June, they must come away with AT LEAST two wins. A win against the Galaxy keeps Portland’s undefeated MLS streak alive.

State of the Timbers: Weekly Notebook | June 1st

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Looking for Northwest MLS soccer news? Matt Martz, our man with his pulse on the Oregon sports beat is back with another edition of the Portland Timbers Notebook. The June 1st, 2012 edition…The good news is that the Timbers next game is over two weeks away which means that the team will get plenty of rest. Kris Boyd needs it I think.

Vancouver Whitecaps Player Profile: Sebastien Le Toux

The second half of the Hassli - Le Toux French Connection (photo philly.com)

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with another Vancouver Whitecaps MLS player profile. This time he is taking a look at the ever dangerous Sebastien Le Toux. A native of France, Le Toux never really made an impact until he came stateside and landed with the Seattle Sounders FC. After years there he moved on to the Philadelphia Union, before finally becoming a mainstay in the Witecaps starting 11.

MLS matchup report: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Portland Timbers handicapping

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Portland Timbers Betting Odds & Matchup

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Vancouver Whitecaps and the Portland Timbers. At press time, the MLS odds were Timbers -115, Whitecaps +300, and a Draw +230. Portland has to find someone that can step up and score some goals, and am not sure they can do that. Sebastien Le Toux is the danger man for Vancouver.

MLS matchup report: Seattle Sounders vs. Chivas USA handicapping

Osvaldo Alonso

NWSB Inside and Sounders FC Blogger Jason Green weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Chivas USA and the Seattle Sounders. At press time, the MLS odds were Chivas USA 2.00 / Seattle Sounders +138 / Draw +225. Freddy Montero and Eddie Johnson had been playing well, but they were blanked in their last match.

Northwest MLS Athlete Profile: Vancouver Whitecaps Eric Hassli

Eric Hassli Profile

NWSB insider and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger C-Mac tells us despite his size, Eric Hassli has a fine first touch and is capable of breathtaking skill at times, most notably with his dipping volley from the edge of the 18 yard box back across his body and into the top corner against rivals Seattle Sounders in 2012. Hassli was a bit of a vagabond in his European years. Onto his MLS athlete profile.

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

Chicago Fire vs. Portland Timbers

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: Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

Cascadia Cup Sounders FC vs. Whitecaps FC

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his matchday preview between the Seattle Sounders FC vs. Whitecaps FC in the first game of the Cascadia Cup series. With Eric Hassli in his best form of the season, highlighted by two spectacular goals in the past two weeks, Vancouver can feel confident striding into this game. Fredy Montero will be the one to watch for Sounders FC.

MLS matchup report: Chicago Fire vs. Portland Timbers handicapping

Kris Boyd

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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