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.

Locked, but loaded: The Timbers Army visits hostile territory

The Timbers Army did their part during Portland's matchup with the Seattle Sounders.

NWSB Insider and Portland Timbers blogger Jeff Budke weighs in on what he enjoyed about Sunday’s matchup between the Timbers and the Seattle Sounders. He reflects on the roudiness of the crowd, the singing of the National Anthem and the Timbers Army invasion of Century Link Field. This was not a game for victories from the Portland Timbers, so smaller victories have to be mentioned.

Big win over Sounders FC! Timbers love parade time…

Sounders vs. Timbers

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson dishes on why you should love the Portland Timbers after their victory over the Seattle Sounders on Sunday. With the Los Angeles Galaxy up next and the Seattle Sounders right around the corner, the Timbers knew that they had to turn their season around fast. Players mentioned include Kris Boyd, David Horst, and Freddy Montero.

Seattle Sounders vs. Timbers MLS love ‘em and hate ‘em | Recap

Sounders FC vs. Portland

NWSB insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why the Portland Timbers grabbed a nice win on Sunday. Sunday’s win over the Sounders gave Portland its first ever win over the Sounders in MLS action, a small, but significant footnote in Timbers’ history. The Timbers (4-6-4, 16 points). Scottish striker Kris Boyd prooved his mettle in the Cascadia Cup.

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.

Hidden Northwest Gem: Magic of the Timbers Jeld-Wen Stadium

Portland Timbers Stadium

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.

The Timbers can recover from their US Open Cup loss to Cal FC

Timbers vs. Cal FC

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.

I’m a diehard fan of Portland Timbers Soccer because…

Where else can you see a chainsaw wielding lumberjack for a cheerleader? (Photo - portlandwiki.org)

NWSB insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why he is a die hard fan of Portland Timbers soccer! With the love that the Timbers Army, and Timber Joey give, there is no place like Portland in North America to watch a soccer match. Jeld-Wen Field is filled to the rafters for each game, with the rabid Timbers supporters. The Cascadia Cup brings the Tri-City geographical rivalries back to the spotlight in the Pacific Northwest.

Portland Timbers Player Profile: Jack Jewsbury

Captain Jack, a rock in the midfield (photo oregonlive.com)

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.

Portland Timbers Player Profile: Eric Alexander

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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.

Portland Timbers Player Profiles: Kris Boyd

Kris Boyd

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.

Portland Timbers Player Profiles: Darlington Nagbe

The globetrotter himself, Darlington Nagbe (photo bloo.it)

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.

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