Portland Timbers v Real Salt Lake – Match Preview

Like many other Timbers supporters I'm hoping the defensive mistakes made against San Jose last week don't show themselves again this week. Caleb Porter is a team builder - not team […]

MLS Week 2 Recap – Dynamo Decisively Dump Dallas

Five -nil and eight goals in two games - the Dynamo are Coyled to strike from anywhere with anyone, to include using the opponent to score for them! All told, Houston […]

MLS Week 1 – Possession with Purpose Recap

Major League Soccer opened it's 2016 season last weekend and the goals were flying; reports indicate it was the most productive goal scoring kickoff in history. So how did the teams […]

Forward into the Past – Portland Timbers 2016

Portland Timbers open the season defending their MLS Cup this weekend and I can't even begin to imagine the atmosphere we'll witness. For those local to Portland - what a day […]

Old Hat? or… New Tricks?

The Portland Timbers embark on a grand journey this year - a chance to repeat as the MLS Champions.  If you're like me you never figured that scenario when we […]

Timbers on the edge…

Like me, you may have read the latest from my Rose City Soccer Show counterpart, Will Conwell, and his latest on Stumptownfooty about the midfield - I think it's a […]

PreMatch Thoughts – Timbers v Crew

Is this a tale of two teams traveling in different directions? Not so long ago the Timbers battling Columbus would have led to a game of possession - where short passes […]

Portland Timbers v Sporting KC – Scouting Report

If you're preparing for tonight's game at Providence Park here's a quick Scouting Report on Sporting KC: When viewing Sporting KC this year there isn't much, statistically (w/r/t to team performance […]

Scouting Report – Portland Timbers v Real Salt Lake

The Timbers haven't entered the 'must win' part of the campaign yet but it's getting pretty close. So what my we expect from Real Salt Lake this weekend and how might […]

Moving Forward… Timbers take on FC Dallas this Weekend.

In preparation for the game this weekend I thought I'd offer a bit of reflection as the Timbers prepare for FC Dallas - not from my more traditional method of […]

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