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Aasher99

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Drenched Timbers Look Back At Galaxy

There's just no beating the Timbers in the Portland rain. The home team was right at home in the middle of an astonishing late-September monsoon in Portland, and the Timbers ground out a vital 1-0...

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LA @ Portland: The Story - Part Three

The Portland Timbers are flying. They expelled the toxic energy and the disarray in a single offseason. Caleb Porter had his team playing like a well-oiled juggernaut, and the attributes used to...

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LA @ Portland: The Story - Part Two

The Portland Timbers had lost their innocence. Portland's 2011 maiden MLS campaign was a fairytale in many respects, as a club awash in ground-breaking support and spirit made memories, mistakes...

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LA @ Portland: The Story - Part One

The Portland Timbers were reeling. If you were to look only at the 2011 Timbers' spring and fall results, you would think the expansion team made the playoffs with ease. But that first MLS summer...

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Ugly 1-0 Win Is Beautiful For Portland

Ah, the mighty PTFC have come a long way. In the early days of the Portland Timbers' MLS journey, John Spencer's teams threw away late leads like candy-wrappers; Gavin Wilkinson's interim...

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Urruti To Portland Is Only Good

And with that, the last of the original four MLS Portland Timbers are gone. It's fitting, given that the Timbers are transitioning from a team often that played like an expansion squad at times in...

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Thanks Baldomero, 2012 Again

For the first time in the 2013 season, the Portland Timbers played a game that it was going to be near impossible to get a point in. With Real Salt Lake flying high atop MLS, and Caleb Porter's men...

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More Frustration Up North

It all started so promisingly for the Portland Timbers Sunday night at Jeld-Wen Field, and then, like the Timbers' central midfield, they just slowly faded away. Instead of crashing the party up...

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The Beautiful, Frustrating Game

Until Wednesday night, Kalif Alhassan had only scored one MLS goal, and it was an accident. It was opening day in 2012 against Philadelphia, and Alhassan capped a delightful performance by chipping...

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Just Win, Baby

The time for projects is over. The time for rebuilding is over. The time for good performances and footnotes and caveats is over. You could see it writhing inside Caleb Porter Saturday night at...

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It's Caleb Porter Time

Players in all sports are most scrutinized, celebrated, mocked and glorified in big moments. The true measure of an athlete is how that athlete performs when the spotlight shines brightest and when...

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Portland Loses No-Lose Game

This was a quasi no-lose game for the Portland Timbers. If the Timbers lost, it would be a fairly minor moment in Caleb Porter's turnaround of the club; if they won, it would set up the biggest...

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Bring On August

In competitive games in the month of July, the Portland Timbers have one win, one draw, and two losses. Not so good. July has always been a bit of a problem for Portland, last year, John Spencer...

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Oregon Football Will Inevitably Come Back To Earth

Over the last three seasons, Oregon has won the most games in college football: 26 victories from 2010-2012. That's more than Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Ohio State, or any other college football dean...

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Time To Get Rid Of Chivas USA

MLS is growing. There's simply no denying it. The quality of play on the pitches across America is trending up, but when a sports league grows, the product on the field usually follows the success...

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A Changing Of The Guard In MLS

Let's not forget that July games at Jeld-Wen Field between the Los Angeles Galaxy and Portland Timbers are always unforgettable. Saturday night, we were expecting something great, something...

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Helfrich Escapes, But There Is No Good In NCAA Outcome

It took more than two years, but the NCAA finally handed down their penalties to the University of Oregon Wednesday morning. It was a slap on the wrist, when it easily could have been a wrap on the...

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3-0 Victory Makes Us Look Ahead

Comfy. It was a real comfortable one for the Portland Timbers Sunday afternoon at Jeld-Wen Field against the Colorado Rapids, a team that outshot Portland 16-6 and lost 3-0. That's what happens...

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Nagbe Magic Caps Wonderful Afternoon - Game Recap

This game had it all. On a succulent Saturday afternoon in Portland, a national TV audience and a crowd at Jeld-Wen Field that knocked up the decibel level another few notches beyond any other...

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There's No Problem In Portland

This was going to start eventually. Letting a two goal lead against the Chicago Fire slip last Saturday was the straw that broke the camel's back. Now, we're hearing this: The Portland Timbers...

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The Evolving Mourinho

All the great managers learn. They evolve and adapt – failure doesn’t give them blind, reckless motivation to win; it teaches them, directs them, and makes them better. When Sir Alex Ferguson...

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Suarez Is Suarez's Problem

Luis Suarez is feeling sorry for himself. The Uruguayan striker says that he’s been “persecuted” England, and he adds that he’s “not prepared to keep on putting up with the English...

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Mourinho And Chelsea Part Two - A Perfect Marriage

After months of eager anticipation, Jose Mourinho was officially reappointed Chelsea manager today, confirming the worst-kept secret in football: The Special One is going back to his special place....

In MLS, The Smartest Team Wins

Community member Aasher99 breaks down the intelligence required to run an MLS team these days.

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Chip Kelly's Oregon Legacy Tarnished Over Time

A few years ago, Chip Kelly’s Oregon legacy was a lot easier to outline. There was no Willie Lyles, there was no NFL flirtation, and there was more quick-witted humor than quick-witted piercings...

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Searching For Kalif Alhassan

Opening day of the 2012 season was a long time ago. Merritt Paulson was guaranteeing a playoff berth on Twitter, John Spencer had signed Scottish pal Kris Boyd, and Gavin Wilkinson was mostly...

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The Book On Diego Chara

There are some advantages to being short in soccer. The short guys have a low center of gravity, which leads to increased dribbling ability and balance. The short guys are compact, hard to chase...

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Portland Escapes False Vancouver Excitement With A Draw

When the Portland Timbers are just a touch off their game, you can sense it. The passing isn’t as purposeful, or crisp. The play isn’t as poised, and the players aren’t as ready to pounce. ...

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Timbers Stroll In Chivas Demolition

It was oh-so-easy for the Portland Timbers Saturday against Chivas USA. The Timbers strolled in the park for 90 easy minutes, and no one needed to put up a fight, except a brave ball-boy against a...

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Silvestre Will Be Dearly Missed

It could not have started any worse for Mikael Silvestre in Portland. The Timbers’ newest high-profile looked like a deer getting stomped by Red Bulls in the headlights of the club’s...

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