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Tag Archives: Portland Timbers

The Sad Tale Of Steve Zakuani’s Ailing MLS Career

Posted on by Abe Asher
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The question was only asked because there was nothing else to talk about. The press conference lasted all of 50 seconds. The Portland Timbers had just crushed Guyanese side Alpha United 6-0 in front of one of their smallest home … Continue reading

Analysing The Race For The MLS Playoffs

Posted on by Earl Reed
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September is here, and that means that Major League Soccer enters that period when the results seem to matter even more. Some teams have surprised thus far, others have followed form, but with a month and change left, teams that … Continue reading

NBC Highlights Two of MLS’s Best Rivalries to Mixed Results

Posted on by Robert Hay

Despite some of the more odd pairings for MLS Rivalry Weekend/Day (you can just taste the hatred between the Union and Revs!) the attempt by MLS and its TV partners to drive attention and viewers on a crowded sports weekend … Continue reading

MLS ’13 – Reviewing the Coaching Hires

Posted on by Robert Hay

As Earl said yesterday, we’re doing the MLS preview a little differently this year, and our first article today is on the men on the bench, the new head coaches.  This offseason five teams from various situations and needs hired … Continue reading

Seattle’s Defensive Gaffs Dragging Down Team

Posted on by Robert Hay

In their last seven MLS games, Seattle has lost four matches and drawn three, falling from near the top of the Western Conference to fourth in the conference, a point behind Cascadia rivals Vancouver but with the Galaxy in their … Continue reading

Cooper Trade Speaks Volumes on Red Bulls Future

Posted on by Robert Hay

The most intriguing pick-up in the 2012 MLS Superdraft was the one not made in Kansas City.  The Portland Timbers traded forward Kenny Cooper to the New York Red Bulls for the team’s 2013 first round Superdraft pick and conditional … Continue reading

Can Portland Answer the Curtain Call? Three Questions for the Timbers

Posted on by Robert Hay

The “expansion” Portland Timbers had a debut MLS season to remember.  The team quickly became the darling of the TV networks with their passionate and creative fans, the team played an exciting brand of soccer, and the resurgence of Jack … Continue reading

Portland Playoff Hopes Stay Alive With 1-1 Draw

Posted on by Robert Hay

The difference between MLS and most other major American sports leagues is that two teams with losing records can play a low scoring game in the rain and have it be one of the most exciting games of the year. … Continue reading

Report: MLS 2012 Season to Start Week of March 4

Posted on by Robert Hay

A report out of Toronto indicates that MLS fans had better get their overcoats ready for First Kick 2012. Duane Rollins reports that Toronto FC executives told a fan gathering that they expect the MLS season to begin Saturday, March … Continue reading

How Your Team Can Win Or Lose This Weekend, Part 1

Posted on by Robert Hay

The question I wrestled with in my head last night was this: if there were no playoffs or a playoffs with just four teams instead of 10, would this weekend be as exciting?  Regardless of how you feel about the … Continue reading

Why Tonight’s MLS Games are Critical to the Playoff Race

Posted on by Robert Hay

It’s catch-up time.  In both games in hand and playoff positioning. In the shadow of the CONCACAF Champions League matches six MLS clubs will take the pitch tonight in critical games for playoff positioning.  One of the matches is a … Continue reading

How Twitter Has Changed My Soccer Viewing

Posted on by Robert Hay

If you listened to the most recent episode of Feuerstein’s Fire, you will know that I was a bad U.S. soccer fan and watched the Costa Rica friendly via DVR the morning after the match.  Watching the game after the … Continue reading

Hurricane Irene Causing Shifts in MLS Schedule

Posted on by Robert Hay

UPDATE: The DC United-Portland Timbers match has been postponed; a make-up date will be announced next week. The expected landfall of Hurricane Irene has caused MLS and other major professional sports teams to shift their schedules in anticipation of dramatic … Continue reading

Wednesday Recap: A Night of Soccer Not to Miss

Posted on by Robert Hay

Going into the MLS regular season and CONCACAF Champions League games last night, American soccer fans knew it was going to be an interesting night.  The CCL matches would determine who would advance to the group stage while the three … Continue reading

Whose Goal is Better: Nagbe or Hassli?

Posted on by Robert Hay

About three weeks ago MLS had unquestionably its goal of the year, as Vancouver’s enigmatic DP Eric Hassli scored an amazing goal to even his team’s score with Seattle at 2.  At the time, pundits and media alike proclaimed it … Continue reading

Clash of Style Highlights Union-Galaxy Match

Posted on by Robert Hay

Wednesday night is quietly becoming a great night for MLS.  Over the past few weeks the league has put some very good matches on with some compelling story lines.  This week is no different, as tonight we will see two … Continue reading

Fox Introduces Soccer Night in America

Posted on by Robert Hay

Looking to beef up their MLS coverage and stand out from ESPN, Fox Soccer Channel today unveiled their new theme for their weekly MLS game.  Calling it “Soccer Night in America”, the new program includes enhanced graphics, a new set, … Continue reading