NWSB Insider and Portland Timbers blogger Chris Anderson points out Win or lose, the Timber’s Army and the soccer team create an unparalleled atmosphere at Jeld-Wen Field. Much of the passion and drive that Timbers fans exhume becomes channeled through the Timbers players, which then creates a mass of emotion that pulsates through the entire stadium.
NWSB insider and Portland Timbers blogger Chris Anderson brings us his reasons why the Timbers must bounce back after a crazy loss to a NON-MLS side Cal FC this week. He says the Timbers must find a way to not only tie AT LEAST two games in the month of June, they must come away with AT LEAST two wins. A win against the Galaxy keeps Portland’s undefeated MLS streak alive.
Looking for Northwest MLS soccer news? Matt Martz, our man with his pulse on the Oregon sports beat is back with another edition of the Portland Timbers Notebook. The June 1st, 2012 edition…The good news is that the Timbers next game is over two weeks away which means that the team will get plenty of rest. Kris Boyd needs it I think.
NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Vancouver Whitecaps and the Portland Timbers. At press time, the MLS odds were Timbers -115, Whitecaps +300, and a Draw +230. Portland has to find someone that can step up and score some goals, and am not sure they can do that. Sebastien Le Toux is the danger man for Vancouver.
NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with a Portland Timbers Player Profile: Jack Jewsbury. Captain Jack started his MLS career with the then named Kansas City Wizards, playing his whole career there before being dealt to the Timbers. A native of Missouri, Jack Jewsbury still holds the single season state high school goal record of 59.
NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with a Portland Timbers Player Profile: Eric Alexander. Alexander was drafted in the third round (44th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas. He spent a year with the Kalamazoo Kingdom where he appeared eight times, scoring two goals. His strong work ethic and consistency has made him a popular player with the Timbers Army.
NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with a Portland Timbers Player Profile: Kris Boyd. Scotish native Kris Boyd started his pro carrer at the age of 12 with Rangers developemental team. After years at Kilmarnock, he returned to Rangers before going on to Englad and Turkey. The highest paid Timbers’ player, Boyd scored in his very first MLS match.
NWSB Insider and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with a Portland Timbers Player Profile: Darlington Nagbe. Nagbe was born in Liberia and after moving from country to country, he finally came to America at age of 12. After going pro after his junior year, and a national championship with the University of Akron, Nagbe was selected second overall by the expansion Portland Timbers.
NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with a Portland Timbers Player Profile: Troy Perkins. Perkins moved up the ranks in US soccer through developmental leagues and college before landing a gig with DC United. Serving several years in America, and a few in Norway before finally landing a spot as the number one keeper with the Timbers.
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.
Free MLS Betting Odds & Picks on the Portland Timbers vs. New England Revolution Saturday night matchup. There is no line in this one. Matt likes the away team in this one. The Portland Timbers are looking to bounce back from a 1-1 draw against FC Dallas last week. Darlington Nagbe should be good for some more heroics here as MLS newcomer Kris Boyd tries to make a positive impact on the game.
NWSB Insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Tuesday night’s game between the Philadelphia Union vs. Portland Timbers. This game included the debut of Andrew Jean-Baptiste. The 19 year-old Haitian kid from Brooklyn, New York etched his name into Timbers lore. Timbers FC’s next game will be in Texas at FC Dallas at 5:30 on Saturday.