Month: August 2014

Clean Sheets Matter!

In a stunning rebound from one of their worst performances all year the Timbers did a great job of smothering the vaunted Vancouver attack while taking advantage of open space […]

Tantalizing or Total Bollocks… You decide – My starting 11

In considering a path forward for the Portland Timbers the remainder of this year there is one thing very clear the back-four need revamped. Now I don't propose to have 'the […]

Portland Timbers – Reality sets in…

I'll start with where I left off on my pre-match report to begin my post match analysis... "Sometimes what doesn't happen on the pitch is more valuable than what does happen... What […]

All that matters… Win…

In a Nationally televised match-up featuring two of the most popular teams in Major League Soccer the Portland Timbers will be going all-in Sunday afternoon. No reminders needed about the complete […]

United they stand – Alpha they fall

In case you missed it - and wasn't the audio and video crap - Portland Timbers traveled down south; way south and took 3 points with a +3 Goal Differential […]

Assistant-Ref Blows… Full-time 1-1…

I'll not often disparage Professional Referee's in my analysis but in this past weekend's game I think it is worthy to comment that if not for a highly inappropriate call […]

Visiting the East Coast of America and the Home of the Revolution…

So the Timbers go into a huge game this weekend against one of the toughest teams at home... or are they? I'm not going to talk about wins and losses at […]

Rosy in the Rose City with that convincing win against Chivas?

I'm not convinced it's all Rosy in the Rose City - and while some might call this a comprehensive win, and get all pumped that Portland took care of business, […]

Pep Pouting in Portland is Past – Shift now to Chivas

Always like alliterations so here's one more before moving onĀ  :) Pretty petty of Pep to punish Porter by not politely shaking his hand, post-match. As a caveat - they did shake […]

Back to Square One…

In all my limited time around soccer the most important thing I stressed day in and day out to my players was defense first, defense second and attack third. Now that […]

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