NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from the Saturday night match against the first place San Jose Earthquakes. Sounders let 3 points slip away once again, this time at home. Steve Zakuani finally got his first goal of his comeback campaign, tying the game at one early on. But Chris the Wonder boy Wondolowksi netted a wide open deflection to put the Sounders away for good.
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.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from the Saturday afternoon Cascadia Cup match against the Portland Timbers. Sounders let an easy 3 points slip away on the road, leaving them winless in Portland this year. Freddy Montero had a beautiful goal to open the scoring in this highly competitive derby match. Eddie Johnson was booked and now will miss next weeks big game against San Jose.
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.
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.
Our man C-Mac has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Vancouver Whitecaps in their second season of MLS soccer. C-Mac gives us his match preview of Whitecaps vs. Portland Timbers. Darren Mattocks should also feel inspired as it was the earlier match with the Oregon squad that saw the young Jamaican notch his first MLS goal. Jay DeMerit, Martin Bonjour and Barry Robson are all available again. Watch the Timbers Army video with Bruce Eaton.
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.
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.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson previews today’s Timbers match against Toronto FC. The Portland Timbers will be taking on Toronto FC North of the border today at 4:30 pm PST. This will be the only 2012 meeting between Portland and Toronto and pits the two lowest ranked teams in the MLS. Key matchup includes Donovan Rickets, Portland’s newest goalie.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about his love ’em and hate ’em from the Timbers’ game against FC Dallas. Instead of giving up five goals (including an own goal), the Timbers surrendered just one in front of yet another boisterous crowd at JELD-WEN field. While Frank Songo’o did not receive a red card by any means, he will be suspended.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about Sunday’s game between FC Dallas and the Portland Timbers. When Kris Boyd gets going and plays well the entire Portland team plays well. Boyd has been nothing short of impressive this year and will likely contend for MLS newcomer of the year come the end of the season. Kickoff: August 5, 2012 7:00pm EST.
NWSB Writer Matt Martz gives betting predictions for the Timbers game against FC Dallas on Sunday.The Portland Timbers will host FC Dallas at JELD-WEN Field on Sunday, as the two sides meet from the second time in as many weeks. Needless to say, Portland is looking for a different result in this one. Kris Boyd and Brek Shea are players to watch.