Portland Timbers Offseason Report: Notes From Cascadia
Portland Timbers Offseason Report: Notes From Cascadia

As the dust settles on the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, I thought it would be a good time to catch up with the Portland Timbers and their offseason moves so far in this, their true first offseason as a Major League Soccer franchise. Way back at the end of their inaugural […]

Portland’s Playoff Hopes Dealt A Major Blow: Notes from Cascadia
Portland’s Playoff Hopes Dealt A Major Blow: Notes from Cascadia

After a lackluster home effort against San Jose in which the Portland Timbers were lucky to escape with a point in a 1-1 draw, Portland would make a move up in the standings if they could get a road victory against the New York Red Bulls this past Saturday. It […]

Portland Timbers 3-0 New England Revolution: Notes from Cascadia
Portland Timbers 3-0 New England Revolution: Notes from Cascadia

As the inaugural season in Major League Soccer winds down for the Portland Timbers, the squad finds themselves in something one wouldn’t have expected a month ago: a playoff hunt. Granted, right now in the standings the Timbers are on the outside looking in, but if last Saturday’s dominating victory […]

Portland Timbers 3-0 LA Galaxy: Notes From Cascadia
Portland Timbers 3-0 LA Galaxy: Notes From Cascadia

That wasn’t supposed to happen. On a warm, beautiful sunny night in downtown Portland, Oregon, a certain team from California came into Jeld-Wen with perhaps a bit of overconfidence, eh? And finally, FINALLY, the Timbers put together a top notch performance for a full 90 minutes at home to defeat […]

Portland Timbers 2-2 Toronto: Notes from Cascadia
Portland Timbers 2-2 Toronto: Notes from Cascadia

I feel like these articles are beginning to sound like a broken record. Yet again, the Portland Timbers squandered another lead at home to finish in a 2-2 draw with a lowly, but newly revamped, Toronto squad. The schizophrenic nature of this team continues at home where Portland hasn’t won […]

Portland Timbers 1-2 Sporting Kansas City: Notes From Cascadia
Portland Timbers 1-2 Sporting Kansas City: Notes From Cascadia

Lifeless first half. Energetic, aggressive second half. Inconsistent play throughout. Rinse. Repeat. This has been the formula for the Portland Timbers during their winless streak which now sits at 6 games after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of once lowly Sporting KC Saturday night at another wasted, loud and sold out […]

Portland Timbers 3-3 New York Red Bulls: Notes From Cascadia
Portland Timbers 3-3 New York Red Bulls: Notes From Cascadia

Now I haven’t checked my Soccer Gods Handbook yet but I do believe there is a provision in there that states that the home team is not allowed to concede a goal in stoppage time, on Father’s Day, when I’m at the game. Right? For the second straight week that’s […]

Portland Timbers 0-1 Colorado Rapids: Notes From Cascadia
Portland Timbers 0-1 Colorado Rapids: Notes From Cascadia

The head explosion heard around the world. Yeah, that was me. If you heard a loud bang coming from the top left corner of the United States Saturday night, that was the sound of my head exploding as I watched Colorado score a goal in stoppage time to seal a […]

Notes From Cascadia: Portland Timbers Come Back Down to Earth
Notes From Cascadia: Portland Timbers Come Back Down to Earth

If the last two Portland Timbers losses have shown me anything, it’s this: Yes, we are an expansion team. After experiencing the euphoric feeling that came along with attending our first two home openers at JELD-WEN field, the Timbers have begun a slow and steady decline back to mediocrity (reality). […]