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Author Archives: Scott Carrick

Portland Timbers Offseason Report: Notes From Cascadia

Posted on by Scott Carrick

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 … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

Portland Timbers 3-0 LA Galaxy: Notes From Cascadia

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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 … Continue reading

Portland Timbers 2-2 Toronto: Notes from Cascadia

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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 … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

Portland Timbers 0-1 Colorado Rapids: Notes From Cascadia

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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 … Continue reading

Notes From Cascadia: Portland Timbers Come Back Down to Earth

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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 … Continue reading