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

Sounders vs. Timbers

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.

Portland Timbers fire head coach John Spencer

John Spencer

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about the firing of Portland Timbers head coach John Spencer. Though it should not come as a shock to Timbers supporters around the nation, the firing of Spencer highlights what has become a disappointing and frustrating atmosphere in the city of Portland. Disappointing results and play from players fostered the environment needed to fire Spencer.

Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Real Salt Lake had a lot of celebrating to do on Saturday.

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about his love ‘em and hate ‘em points from the Timbers game against Real Salt Lake. Though Portland was seeking to continue the momentum they had built up after a 2-1 win against the San Jose Earthquakes, Alvaro Saborio made sure all eyes were on him. Heading into halftime even at zero, Saborio scored three goals in the second half of the game to give him a hat trick, ultimately sending Portland home in shame.

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