MLS matchup report: Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids handicapping

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

NWSB Insider and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Portland Timbers and the Colorado Rapids. Portland will now aim to take that momentum into its upcoming match in Colorado against a Rapids team that has just one win it its last five outings. Last game Kris Boyd tipped a magnificent cross past keeper Andrew Weber.

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.

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.

MLS Matchup Report: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Portland Timbers

David Chiumiento, Vancouver FC

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his matchday preview between your Whitecaps FC and Portland Timbers. Vancouver needs to pull together a much tighter display for this match. Davide Chiumiento will likely make a return to the starting lineup, as will Omar Salgado. Expect a 2-1 loss to a solid Portland team.

Portland Timbers player profiles: Troy Perkins

Troy Perkins bounced around the MLS and Europe before landing in Portland (photo: oregonlive.com)

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.

Chicago Fire vs. Timbers MLS love ‘em and hate ‘em

Chicago Fire vs. Portland Timbers

NWSB insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why the Portland Timbers grabbed a nice win on Sunday. The Timbers (3-5-3, 12 points, eighth in the Western Conference) ceeded a one goal lead, but refused to give up a second one in front of their home crowd. Eric Brunner scored his first goal of the season that came from a corner kick from Franck Songo’o.

Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo love ‘em and hate ‘em

The Timbers and Dynamo played to a 0-0 draw

NWSB insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why the Portland Timbers failed to score a goal against the Houston Dynamo in their last match. In the brand new BBVA Compass Stadium, Timbers keeper Troy Perkins maintained a cleen sheet, but Timbers striker Kris Boyd was unable to give them the lead. The game played out to a 0-0 draw in front of nearly 30,000 Dyanmo faitful.

Chivas USA vs. Timbers FC Love ‘em and Hate ‘em

Chivas USA vs. Portland Timbers

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.

Portland Timbers: 2011 Year in Review

Portland Timbers Weekly Notebook | October 18

NWSB insider Matt Martz brings us the year in review for the 2011 Inaugural season for the Portland Timbers. This season saw a stunning upset over the eventual champions as well as some highlight reel moments from Darlington Nagbe and Troy Perkins. Rookie Deigo Chara shone while veteran Jack Jewsbury helped guide the Timbers squad.

Vancouver Whitecaps Open New BC Place Stadium with Exciting First Game

New Stadium - Exciting First Game - 1-0 Loss To Portland

Vancouver Whitecaps beat writer Riley Trottier tells us on October 2nd 2011, the Vancouver Whitecaps officially played their first game on the Bell Pitch at the new BC Place stadium in downtown Vancouver British Columbia. The result was a tough 1-0 loss to the Portland Timbers in MLS action.

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