Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo love ‘em and hate ‘em

The Timbers and Dynamo played to a 0-0 draw

NWSB insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why the Portland Timbers failed to score a goal against the Houston Dynamo in their last match. In the brand new BBVA Compass Stadium, Timbers keeper Troy Perkins maintained a cleen sheet, but Timbers striker Kris Boyd was unable to give them the lead. The game played out to a 0-0 draw in front of nearly 30,000 Dyanmo faitful.

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: San Jose Earthquakes vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

Earthquakes vs. Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his matchday preview between the San Jose Earthquakes vs. Whitecaps FC. At forward, Eric Hassli is now back on the scoring path, Sebastien Le Toux continues to work as hard as any player in the league, and Omar Salgado has brought an energy and vitality to invigorate the attack. Expect a tough 2-2 draw.

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: FC Dallas vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

FC Dallas vs. Vancouver

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his matchday preview between your Whitecaps FC and FC Dallas. Sebastien Le Toux and Eric Hassli continue to look strong up front, but the Whitecaps will need the defence, particularly YP Lee and Martin Bonjour in this one to contend with a strong attacking Dallas team.

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: Sporting Kansas City vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his Game 5 preview between your Whitecaps FC and Sporting Kansas City. Atiba Harris is back from suspension and could be a key cog in igniting some offense but Eric Hassli is also still goal-less on the season and will be looking to strike for the first time.

Game Day Preview / Keys to the match! LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers

portland timbers

NWSB Insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas reports on the matchup Saturday between the Galaxy and the Timbers. Blair points out first, Portland has only gained the upper-hand once in five matches this season and as evidenced by their defensive efforts, the team needs all of the momentum they can muster early in a match in order to survive at the end of one.

MLS Matchup Report: Seattle Sounders FC vs. Colorado Rapids

Colorado vs. Seattle Matchup Preview

NWSB Inside and Sounders FC Blogger Jason Green weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders. The Sounders started off hot but have cooled off as of late. With David Estrada scoring 4 of 5 Seattle goals this season, someone will need to step up when the pressure is on him.

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: Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers

Kris Boyd

NWSB Inside and Sounders FC Blogger Jason Green weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers. The Galaxy have struggled to begin the season and that is one of the big stories so far. However, they are at home facing a Timbers’ team that has not played well on the road and I think L.A. will get a win in this match.

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