Portland Timbers releasing 2013 kits tonight

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson brings you a first analysis of the 2013 Portland Timbers kits that will be officially revealed tonight. Subtle changes make big differences on these two uniforms, making them appear more intimidating and sleek at the same time. While the traditional green jersey is quite the sight to behold, the alternate red uniforms are by far the victors in this uniform war.

Five expectations for the 2013 Portland Timbers

NWSB Insider Jeff Budke gives you 5 expectations for the 2013 Portland Timbers’ MLS season. With quality play to build on from this long season, how will Merritt Paulson and the gang turn disappointment into success in the Rose City? A prediction. Last year’s first round pick only played in a few games, but the physicality Andrew Jean-Baptiste brought could really develop with a full offseason.

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Portland Timbers MLS love ’em & hate ’em

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his love ’em and hate ’em from Portland’s draw against the San Jose Earthquakes. Portland was horrendous at times during the 2012 MLS Season. A terrible June, July, and August paved the way for the Timbers becoming the laughing stock of the MLS. Nice 67th minute goal by Bright Dike, love that name. Hope 2013 brings better results. Cheers Timbers Army!

Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps MLS love ’em & hate ’em

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s 1-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps. And, after all things were said and done, the Timbers walked away with the Cascaida Cup trophy as they vanquished the Whitecaps by a score of 1-0.

Portland Timbers: What went wrong in Seattle?

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about the Timbers’ loss to the Sounders on Sunday night. Greeted by over 66,000 ravenous fans at CenturyLink Field, the Timbers failed to convert any of their opportunities as they lost to Seattle by a score of 3-0.

What’s next for the Timbers? Looking forward to 2013

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about what is on the horizon for the Portland Timbers. After an inaugural 2011 season that saw them fall just short of the MLS Playoffs, the Timbers’ hopes for 2012 would never be realized as the team struggled out of the gate and had a brutal July and August that essentially spoiled all hopes of an appearance in the 2012 MLS Playoffs.

MLS Matchup report: Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake

NWSB Editor and Writer previews tomorrow’s matchup between the Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake. The Portland Timbers will be heading to Salt Lake to take tomorrow to take on a Real Salt Lake team that finds themselves tied for the third position in the MLS Western Conference. Matchup to Watch: Alvaro Saborio vs. Portland Defense.

MLS Matchup report: Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson previews this week’s matchup between the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers. For the Sounders, this game means redemption and a shot to show Portland who the big brother in Northwest soccer is. For Portland, this game means an opportunity to jump out to a huge lead in the Cascadia standings and an opportunity to alleviate some of this painful, 2012 MLS campaign.

Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids MLS love ’em & hate ’em

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s latest 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Colorado Rapids. Costly errors coupled with the fact that Portland could never conjure any great opportunities in the final third of the field ultimately resulted in a 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Colorado, a drubbing that all but sealed the Timbers’ fate this season as they begin to embark on the hardest part of their 2012 MLS schedule.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Portland Timbers love ’em & hate ’em

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about the Portland Timbers’ victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night. After putting together a series of impressive performances without being rewarded with a victory, the Timbers edged the Whitecaps 2-1 in front of an outstanding crowd a JELD-WEN field. Portland took the lead in the 41st minute on a goal by Darlington Nagbe. Kenny Miller equaled for the Whitecaps. Franck Songo’o won it.

Portland Timbers vs. New York Red Bulls love ’em & hate ’em

NWSB Writer and Editor Chris Anderson talks about the Timbers loss to the NY Red Bulls on Sunday evening. Not only did the Timbers, who find themselves with just 21 points this season and in last place in the Western Conference, have to play on the road yet again, but they would have to face a New York team that had put up stellar numbers throughout the year en route to being placed in 2nd in the Eastern Conference.

Portland Timbers vs. Toronto FC: love ’em & hate ’em

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s 2-2 draw with Toronto FC last night. Sal Zizzo started the scoring in the 21st minute when he put home a pass into the back of the net. Despite surrendering two consecutive Toronto goals to Eric Hassli and Luis Silva, the Timbers bounced back late on a goal by Darlington Nagbe in the 82nd minute.

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