NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Wednesday nights match up with Real Salt Lake. Not a win, but we did earn a point in the 0-0 draw. This game got chippy early, and stayed that way for the entire match. A total of five yellow cards were handed out. Not a whole lot of great scoring chances, but Cordell Cato and Zach Scott both had excellent chances. The defense, led by Jhon Kennedy Hurtado kept the Sounders in this game and forced the draw.
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.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his report card for the Seattle Sonders FC during the first half of the MLS season. While the injuries have been a problem, Seattle is lucky to be sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference. Top goal goes to Patrick Ianni for his mid air volley against Sporting KC. Best player so far is Osvaldo Alonso, without him, the Sounders would be in a world of hurt.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Wednesday’s game between FC Dallas and Seattle Sounders FC. Sigi Schmid fielded a less than steller team, but the Sounders got the win thanks to two goals from Fredy Montero. Bryan Meredith was strong in net recording his second straigh clean sheet. Rookie Cordell Cato finally got into a game.
NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why the Portland Timbers lost 2-1 to Chivas USA on Saturday. Everyone in the building knew that Portland would need more than a handful of shots on Kennedy in order to beat Chivas. Troy Perkins extended the misery of Portland fans by allowing two more in the loss.
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 Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Real Salt Lake vs Portland Timbers. The Timbers have started flat in each of their three games this season, and they will need to have a strong start early on in this one.
NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why despite a loss vs New England, the Timbers should hold their heads high. Things could be worse. After the lone goal was scored, the Timbers controlled the tempo of the game and Franck Songo’o made a comeback of sorts. Any time a team can go on the road and at least come away with a point via a tie, the feat should be considered a victory.
Jason Green is pretty pretty good at picking MLS Soccer games. He’s on the Sounders this weekend. Seattle Sounders FC had a great away record on the season and not only that, they beat Real Salt Lake in their house earlier this season, which snapped their home unbeaten streak against MLS opponents at 29 games. Put your money on them Saturday.