Timbers start to the season: bittersweet

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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.

Portland Timbers releasing 2013 kits tonight

Union vs. Timbers

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.

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

Portland blew a two goal lead to the NY Red Bulls on Sunday evening with a final score of 3-2 in favor of the Red Bulls. Photo: SBnation

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

Portland and Toronto played to a 2-2 draw on Wednesday. Photo: The Canadian Press

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.

MLS gambling report: FC Dallas vs. Portland Timbers handicapping

Portland will be looking to avenge a 5-0 loss to FC Dallas this Sunday. Photo: AP/Dallas Morning News

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.

LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Los Angeles Galaxy

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about his love ‘em and hate ‘em from last night’s Timbers 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy. There was a goal in the third minute, four goals in nine minutes by one team, three players with two goals each, goals from penalty kicks, goals from set pieces, all bottled up in a stadium that provides for one of the best atmospheres. Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane, David Beckham, and Kris Boyd were on form.

MLS Matchup Report: Portland Timbers vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

Timbers vs Galaxy

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson previews tonight’s MLS game between the Portland Timbers and Los Angeles Galaxy. With Spencer out and Gavin Wilkinson in, the Timbers face yet another tough test at home in the form of the Los Angeles Galaxy led by Landon Donovan. Watch for a great matchup between the Portland backs and Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan.

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Portland Timbers blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Portland Timbers Stadium

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talkes about his love ‘em and hate ‘em points from the Portland Timbers’ 2-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes. Both Danny Mwanga and Jack Jewsbury scored their first goals for Portland this MLS season while a strong defensive effort through the first half and part of the second half gave the Timbers the cushion to win the game.

Portland Timbers mid season player and team report

Sounders vs. Timbers

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.

MLS Matchup Report: Seattle Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers Handicapping

Timbers Army

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Sunday’s matchup between the Portland Timbers and the Seattle Sounders FC. At press time, the MLS odds are not up yet. The Timbers had not lost in five of six before their recent slide, so it will be interesting to see if they can recapture a little magic against their bitter rival in the Northwest. Key players are Kris Boyd and Freddy Montero.

MLS matchup report: Portland Timbers vs. L.A. Galaxy handicapping

Timbers vs. Galaxy

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Portland Timbers and the LA Galaxy. At press time, the MLS odds were Galaxy -118 | Timbers +260 | and a Draw +400. It’s about time the Timbers turned a corner, and sometimes, the easiest place to start is with a clean sheet. If Timbers veteran ‘keeper Troy Perkins can pull that off.

My favorite Portland Timbers websites on the www

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NWSB Insider and Portland Timbers blogger Chris Anderson stops by today to give you his favorite Timbers go to websites when he needs team coverage, press conferences, breaking MLS news and more. Chris lists websites he is sure will give you a variety of up-to-date information as well as articles that will keep you full of Timbers info.

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