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.
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.
NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with a Portland Timbers Player Profile: Troy Perkins. Perkins moved up the ranks in US soccer through developmental leagues and college before landing a gig with DC United. Serving several years in America, and a few in Norway before finally landing a spot as the number one keeper with the Timbers.
NWSB Insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas reports on the matchup tonight between the Timbers and Chivas USA. Chivas is the worst team in the Western Conference standings, tied with the LA Galaxy (which has only played three matches compared to Chivas’ four). It is a match-up of two teams that have struggled early this season
NWSB Inside and Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Philadelphia Union. This game should have a charged atmosphere with a somewhat desperate Philadelphia squad eager to get over the hump. Striker Eric Hassli and left back Alain Rochat will both not make the trip east.
NWSB Insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Tuesday night’s game between the Philadelphia Union vs. Portland Timbers. This game included the debut of Andrew Jean-Baptiste. The 19 year-old Haitian kid from Brooklyn, New York etched his name into Timbers lore. Timbers FC’s next game will be in Texas at FC Dallas at 5:30 on Saturday.