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[7 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | 96 views]

Let’s start with look back at the goals of the magical 2013 season.

Enough about 2013, the Timbers have released the 2014 introduction video.

Season Previews are all the rage this time of year, this is also a good place to list some of the sources of Timbers news.  Please add a comment for any sites I have missed.

A  look around the league….


The 107ist has been busy in the off season making Portland a better place.  A $50,000 donation to Operation Pitch Invasion is making the dream of Bless Field a reality.   … Read the rest

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[24 Aug 2011 | Comments Off | 1,137 views]

The Timbers take on Chivas USA tonight at Jeld Wen Field at 8:00pm, and a win tonight would push the Timbers closer to a playoff spot.
The Playoff Picture – The next two matches are against teams (Chivas tonight and DC on Saturday) that are just ahead of us in the playoff picture.

Drew Epperley from WV Hooligan previews tonight’s match for SB nation.

John Strong offers his thoughts on the Chivas match. Strong also ranked number four in top ten local announcers in MLS. He may be ranked number four in MLS, but he’s number one our hearts.

Stumptown Footy talks to fellow SB blogger about tonight’s match.

Ian Joy shares his latest thoughts with his latest column for Prost Amerika.

Groundskeeper Kip gives us his latest thoughts including a Futty Update.

Soccer Watcher Nevets shares his sexy photographs from the Vancouver match.

Nick Hernandez has some sexy … Read the rest

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[17 Aug 2011 | Comments Off | 708 views]

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is an excellent KC blog and writes about tonight’s match up.

Key Match Up – Roger Espinoza vs Jack Jewsbury – Espinoza needs to keep his attitude in check enough to keep himself from getting a needless red card, but needs to keep the fire that has basically made him the team’s best player in the two and a half games he played before his red card against RSL. This is going to be especially true closer to goal where Jewsbury has done plenty of damage this year on free kicks.

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[29 Jul 2011 | Comments Off | 641 views]

July 30, 1011 8pm

Jeld Wen Field

TV: Root Sports
Radio: 750 AM The Game, La Pantera 940 AM

Operation Enduing Streamer is in full effect tonight.

What: Buy every white streamer you can find in our beautiful city, when one place is sold out try another. This is our way to stimulate the economy!

Who: Everyone in the stadium can participate. Give them to your friends, buy more for your neighbors, spread the streamer love.

When: At the end of the national anthem let your streamers fly!

Don’t: Don’t bring any other color streamer, or throw them onto the pitch during the run of play. This is a display for prematch.

Timbers Insider brings you a training update and writes that Palmer, Chabala Have Immediate Impact.

Stumptown Footy speaks with a Toronto bloggers Waking the Red.

Bob is back

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[10 Jun 2011 | Comments Off | 914 views]

Jeld Wen Field

June 11th, 7:30pm

TV: Root Sports
Radio: 750 AM The Game; La Pantera 740 AM

The Timbers will play their first rematch of the season when they host Colorado Rapids on Saturday. The first meeting with Colorado did not go well, but it was still a grand party as we made our MLS debut. Now it is time for payback as we face a squad with a MLS-record six consecutive draws. Colorado started the season hot winning their first three games with a plus 7 goal differential, after that they would lose the next three matches with a minus 5 goal differential. Now Colorado is in a draw streak and have a big question mark on their back. Futty is calling this match a “must win,” well I won’t call it that but I love the attitude.

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[6 May 2011 | Comments Off | 880 views]
Match Day Fix: Timbers vs. Union – 5/6/2011

Philly Union Manager Peter Nowak had this to say about his preparation for the match (via MLS official site):

“I’m worried about the pitch because it’s a little bit too small, and when you watch games when they play at home, it’s like pinball,” Nowak said. “You’ve got to figure out a good plan for that, which is why we trained [at YSC]. We had a couple of good days here adjusting to the turf because it’s completely different.”

When asked about Portland tactically, the Union manager specifically mentioned defender Rodney Wallace, midfielders Kalif Alhassan and Jeremy Hall and forwards Kenny Cooper and Jorge Perlaza as players Philly need to contain if they wish to escape with three points.

“They have speed,” Nowak said. “And as I said about the field, we need to go there and find what is really good distance for spacing, so we can

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[16 Apr 2011 | Comments Off | 1,028 views]

Portland Timbers v FC Dallas

Jeld Wen Field

April 17, 2011 3:00pm

TV: ROOT Sports
Radio: 95.5 The Game, La Pantera 940 AM

FC Dallas does their match preview in a 5 minute video which breaks down the key matchups and lists the three keys to Dallas’ success.

Their keys to Dallas winning the match are:

  1. Creating wide isolation
  2. Penetrating runs
  3. Bright start

The Timbers official site has a MatchDay Preview, as well as John Strong‘s notes on how to stop MLS MVP David Ferreira:

The easiest way, theoretically, is to make sure that he’s tightly marked at all times, especially when receiving the ball. If he’s not given time and space to pick out a pass, he obviously becomes less effective. Also of crucial importance is making sure his teammates who are all immediately making runs off the ball when Ferreira’s in possession, are being covered.

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[1 Apr 2011 | Comments Off | 980 views]

Match 3

Timbers v New England Revolution

Gillette Field

April 2 4:30pm

TV: Fox 12
Radio: 95.5 The Game, La Pantera 940 AM

After a big win in front of the home crowd the Timbers head back on the road for one more match before their home opener at Jeld-Wen Field. Portland will be looking to get their first points of the season against an undefeated New England team. The Revs tied LA 1-1 in their first match and beat DC United 2-1 last weekend.

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[25 Mar 2011 | Comments Off | 7,935 views]

Match 2

Portland Timbers v Toronto FC

BMO Field

March 26th 11am

TV: Fox Sports Northwest/ROOT Sports
Radio: 95.5 The Game, La Pantera 940 AM

The Timbers will kick off at 11am in Toronto on Saturday, so we are posting this match day fix early.  We will update the fix with more as  the hours pass.  If you find any links you like please add them in the comments below.

Toronto Saturday weather forecast: Chance of Snow. Partly Cloudy. High: 23 °F. Wind NW 9 – 13 mph. 20% chance of precipitation (water equivalent of 0.00 in). Windchill: 12 °F.

Match Previews
Timbers – The Cooper Effect: Striker has a habit of scoring against Toronto FC
Toronto Offsides – Toronto FC v Portland Timbers Preview
The Columbian – Timbers work to fix lapses on defense
The Star – … Read the rest

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[7 Oct 2010 | Comments Off | 1,098 views]
Match Day Fix – 2010 Playoffs

This match will be televised live tonight on Fox Sports Northwest at 7:30pm

Match Previews
Dropping Timber – Timbers vs Whitecaps Game 1
Timbers - Timbers open postseason play against Whitecaps
Timber Mill – (Friendly) Rivals
Offsides – Quarterfinal First Leg – Vancouver Whitecaps v. Portland Timbers
Oregon Live -Portland Timbers are prepared for challenge from Vancouver in USSF playoffs
Timbers Insider – Timbers @ Vancouver, 10/7