Match Preview – Portland Timbers vs San Jose Sunday Evening – JELD-WEN

For starters... The long trek through this season doesn't get any easier and these next two games (back to back) against the Supporters Shield winners from last year will be a […]

Match Analysis – Portland Timbers To Date – Possession with Purpose

As promised my updated match analysis on Possession with Purpose taking in results from this weekend to plot trends, tendencies and some additional tidbits for your consideration... Tidbits on Houston:  quick […]

Timbers Take One Point in Draw with Colorado

That's the headline but the real story here, in my view, is the continued inability of Portland to score the first goal or for that matter the only goal. Defense first […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Regular Season Begins Sunday – Final thoughts as PTFC prepare for NYRB

Bout bloody time the pre-season is over; tons of activity in both player transactions and on the pitch changes in tactics and starters between last year and this year. It's not […]

Timbers 1 – AIK 1 – Portland dominates PWP

This was just a flat out, superb, closing game to the pre-season for Portland Timbers this year. For the nay-sayers, yes it was pre-season but the total domination by Portland (especially […]

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