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.

Vancouver Whitecaps 2012 mid-season player & team report

Eric Hassli

NWSB Editor and Vancouver Whitecaps writer C-Mac brings us his report card for the Whitecaps FC during the first half of the MLS season. Goal of the year? Eric Hassli’s stunning volley to tie Toronto FC in the first leg of the Voyageurs Cup finals in the Canadian Championships was a spectacular indicator of the French forward’s ability. Best win? The 3-1 spanking of a talented Houston Dynamo side by Vancouver.

Portland Timbers mid season player and team report

Sounders vs. Timbers

NWSB Editor and Portland Timbers writer Chris Anderson brings us his report card for the Portland Timbers during the first half of the MLS season. Despite winning their first game of the season over the Philadelphia Union 3-1, the Timbers would only scratch out two more victories in between their opener and June 17, leaving them in last place and wondering where so much promise for a young and talented team went. MVP for Portland so far is Scotsman Kris Boyd.

The Whitecaps are moving up the 2012 MLS standings

Whitecaps FC vs. Toronto FC

NWSB Senior Editor Q weighs in this week with some news on the up and coming team in the MLS, the Vancouver Whitecaps. The Whitecaps have lost in the last three finals to Toronto FC and the two met in the first leg on Wednesday in a truly intriguing game from start to finish. Jay DeMerit has been immense in the heart of the defense.

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