NWSB Insider and Portland Timbers’ blogger Jeff Budke gives you his love ’em and hate ’em to the start of Portland’s 2013 MLS season. Saturday had a completely different feel to it. The consistency of the Timbers Army was the extent of the consistency inside Jeld-Wen Field as Portland failed to string together consistent attacks (despite majority possession) and lost to Montreal Impact 2-1.
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.
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.
NWSB Insider and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday gambling matchup between Chivas USA and Portland Timbers. Matt says to watch Kris Boyd. The fiery Scot is the leading scorer for the Timbers. He has seemingly been the only player able to get off the mark, but hasn’t scored in his last two appearances.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about tonight’s game between FC Dallas and the Portland Timbers. Tied together in last place in the Western Conference with 19 points, this evening’s battle will be a competition to stay out of last place. With temperatures hovering 105 degrees, this match is sure to be one of the biggest endurance testers for both teams.
NWSB Insider and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Wednesday’s matchup between Portland Timbers and FC Dallas. Matt says the good news for Portland is that Dallas has recorded just one more goal (20) than the Timbers (19) this campaign. Kris Boyd and David Horst need to step up in this one.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about his love ’em and hate ’em from the Timbers’ loss to Chivas USA in Los Angeles, California. Trying to come up with their first road win of the season, the Timbers could not muster decent attacks and threats on goal. Chivas, looking to distance itself from the bottom of the MLS ranks and ascend to playoff contention, scored their only goal in the 16th minute.