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True test for Timbers…

It's not reasonable to push statistics aside for this game - to know that the LA Galaxy are one of the toughest teams in MLS you really do need to […]

Montreal Impacted… Timbers Win!

If you watched the game you should know that the attack of Portland saved them again; and to be fair it's worthy to recognize just how effective this team was in […]

Defending continues to remain a troubling issue as the Timbers US Open Cup run comes to an end…

A devastating result last night that really highlights all that has been pear-shaped for Portland this year... untimely defensive errors be them fouls in the Defending Final Third or simply […]

Catching up on the Timbers after Week 14

No question this past weekend was a huge success for the Timbers as they look to claw their way back up the standings. What hurt, to begin, was the quick goal […]

Cascadia Clash – Timbers vs Whitecaps – Excitement builds… gonna be a huge game!

The Portland Timbers closed out May like a lion this year - much more beneficial to their standings in the Western Conference then where they were to begin the month. The […]

Timbers Visit Red Bull Arena Saturday

I could offer quite a bit about this game but will defer to just a couple of diagrams and a few observations to go with. First the two diagrams...  if you […]

Vancouver Whitecaps – Drowned in their own wake…

If you've read this previous article you know that Vancouver were a very good attacking team last year; team performance indicators throughout the season exceeded those of Playoff teams New […]

Match Analysis Portland Timbers (nil) New England Revolution (nil)

Perspective...   Trends, Tendencies and Tidbits... Perspective... Portland Timbers are 9 games into the season and riding a seven game unbeaten streak; at this point last year PTFC had five losses and […]

Match Preview – Portland Timbers vs New England Revolution

Perhaps you are still buzzing after that stellar victory in Kansas City last Saturday, if so best to (fah-geta-bout-it) and prepare for another tough game. Nothing ever comes easy in this […]

Match Preview – Twin Spin – PTFC vs SJFC Sunday 8 PM

Ah... the rare occasion where direct results from last week's game can be used to prepare for this week's game. While I don't believe that to be 100% accurate there is […]

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