Month: March 2013

Preview – Portland Timbers travel to Colorado

Barring blizzard conditions the opportunity probably couldn't get any better for Portland in this away game at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Colorado have taken just 1 point out of their first […]

Possession With Purpose – The Holy Grail of Soccer Team Statistics?

Possession With Purpose - the search for the holy grail of statistical indices that might have value or goodness in tracking team efficiency in attack and defense. If you recall my […]

Cascadia Cup Clash – Timbers Player Evaluations

An interesting side offered up by Caleb Porter in his inaugural Cascadia Cup clash - not quite what we saw at home against New York or Montreal but just as […]

Wallace late equalizer Soundly Sinks Sounders hopes of Three Points

To be sure - this team is NOT like the team from last year. Wallace summed it up best for me in all the post-game match quotes provided in the Portland […]

Preview – Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders

Huge game coming up this Saturday against Seattle Sounders; for me it's not so much about who plays for Seattle but about what formation and who plays within that formation […]

Timbers Player Evaluations vs Montreal Impact

Game 2 has come and gone and the Timbers have only 1 point to show from their first two home games. It is what it is... Like my first Player Evaluation offering […]

Portland Timbers – Evaluating the Impact of Montreal

Defense First; this is a tried and true method to minimize risk and maximize opportunity for at least one point in any game of soccer.  John Spencer advocated he would […]

Portland Timbers – Anticipating the Impact of Montreal

Game two of Port-er-land Timbers football kicks off tomorrow night. In preparation for the game here are some thoughts and observations for your consideration as PTFC prepare for Montreal. 1.  How might […]

Portland Timbers Player Evaluations

Portland Timbers FC took on New York RB in a blinding game this past weekend where Timber Taka put its stamp at JELD-WEN field. No more giving up like the slap in […]

Crackin’ game – PTFC 3 – NYRB 3

I certainly hope each game this year doesn't have the drama of this game... woe to the feint heart in Port-er-land if it does.  In hearing the beat of the […]

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