14 hrs ago
NWSL Week 6 Power Rankings
Last week I bumped the Western New York Flash up to #2 because they had earned the most impressive victory in the 2013 NWSL season to date by winning at Kansas City.
18 hrs ago
MLS Team Ratings as of May 19, 2013
A rating difference of 100 points corresponds to an estimated odds of 2:1 for the stronger team, 200 points to 4:1 odds, and 300 points to 8:1 odds.
Sun May 19, 2013
Medford Mail Tribune
Valencia gives Timbers draw with Whitecaps
Second-half substitute Jose Valencia scored in the 83rd minute to give the Portland Timbers a 2-2 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night.
Portland Timbers announce U.S. Open Cup opener, U-23 team advances
It's Open Cup time in American soccer, and the Timbers learned who they might be battling on May 29 when they join the party in the third round.
Fri May 17, 2013
Canzano: Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter bites dog
Coach Caleb Porter's Timbers are 4-1-6 and riding a nine-match unbeaten streak, but Porter would just as soon have the attention and accolades on his players, not himself.
Thu May 16, 2013
Portland Thorns FC Scorers Will Be Given Roses to Signify the Event
PortlandThornsFC.com has an interesting story on a new tradition that will follow the Portland Thorns's home games from now on.
Mikael Silvestre Undergoes Successful Surgery; Still Out 6-9 Months
The Timbers have given an update on Silvestre's surgery and it seems like everything went well for the veteran defender.
Wed May 15, 2013
Timbers U-23 defeat Sacramento 3-2 in U.S. Open Cup first round
Forward Mark Sherrod provided the game-winning goal in the 78th minute as the Portland Timbers U-23s overcame a two-goal deficit to defeat the Sacramento Gold 3-2 in the first round of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday night at Jeld-Wen Field.
Tue May 14, 2013
Closer look: Portland Timbers ball boy vs. Chivas, Darlington Nagbe's elbow
Portland Timbers' Darlington Nagbe maintains control of the ball against Chivas USA defender Steve Purdy, May 12, 2013.
Espn to Launch Daily Soccer Show 'Espn FC' This Summer
For those who thought that ESPN might be bowing out of the soccer race with their recent loss of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup TV bid to Fox, you might want to think again.
Portland Timbers vs. Chivas USA Player Ratings: RodWal Edition
The Portland Timbers took on Chivas USA this past Sunday in what can only be described as a dominating performance.
Ticket resale bill in Salem
There's a bill floating around in Salem that theoretically could have a significant impact on a fan's ability to resell tickets - but it sounds like it probably won't. House Bill 3510 had an initial public hearing yesterday afternoon.
NWSL Week Five Power Ratings
The Thorns again went on the road and were the far superior side, defeating Chicago 2-0. It is time to recognize the fine coaching from Cindy Parlow-Cone as every player seems to know their role and everyone looks to exploit the areas on the pitch where Portland has advantages.
Mon May 13, 2013
Timbers dominate Chivas USA 3 to 0 to push unbeaten streak to nine
The Portland Timbers were looking for a big win at home, and they hoped that they could produce a solid effort against Chivas USA.
Something for the Numbers Nerds: MLS Team Performance Ratings
I used to publish ratings for college soccer teams. As a Timber's Army regular, I decided it was time to rate MLS teams using the same system.
Portland Timbers Fans Squash Homophobia With Giant Rainbow Flag During Gameplay
We've spent all this time speculating about the next professional gay athlete and how they'll be received by fellow teammates, we hadn't even thought about which team's fan base may be the most progressive and accepting.
Big D Soccer
Around MLS: Streakbusters and Sour Grapes
You can argue that FC Dallas has yet to face the toughest part of their schedule, or that the bounces have all gone their way.
de Luna vs. Ball Boy
Another skirmish with a ball boy occurred this weekend, as Chivas USA's Mario de Luna tried to grab the ball from a Timbers ball boy on Sunday .
Sun May 12, 2013
MLS: Sporting KC snaps Houston's home streak
French defender Aurelien Collin scored in the 73rd minute to lift Sporting Kansas City to a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer on Sunday.
Wallace, Valeri power Portland Timbers to 3-0 win against Chivas
May 12, 2013 - Portland Timbers defender/midfielder Rodney Wallace celebrates his first half goal against Chivas USA at Jeld-Wen Field, Sun, May 12, 2013.