Andrew Wheeler

  • joined Aug 22, 2011
  • last login Apr 15, 2014
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I'm a lifelong soccer fan and a passionate Timbers fanatic since the 2007 campaign, having been a more casual fan since 2002. Portland has been my home for over a decade now, and in addition to its unmatched soccer culture, the area's incredible food, beer and natural beauty have contributed to my happiness.

Ball ist rund, Spiel dauert neunzig Minuten. Soviel ist schon mal klar. Alles andere ist Theorie.

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  • MLB Minnesota Twins
  • MLS Portland Timbers
  • EPL Arsenal
User Blog

The Andrew Jean-Baptiste Appreciation Thread

After two seasons with the Timbers we bid farewell to Andrew Jean-Baptiste, as the young center back heads for Chivas USA.

Moments of the 2013 Portland Timbers Season

As the Portland Timbers prepare for their first MLS playoff match this Saturday against the Sounders, we thought we'd look back on some of the moments that got them in.

Postscript: In Control

The Portland Timbers spent 80 minutes wearing down the opposition with quality passing and staunch defending, before exploding for three late goals to seal an important win.

Postscript: Falling Slowly

Once at the top of the Western Conference standings, injuries and ill-timed suspensions have left the Portland Timbers just a hair north of the red line.

Postscript: Chasing the Game

The Portland Timbers played a dreadful final half-hour against the Seattle Sounders and deepened their hole in the Cascadia Cup standings. They can't lose another Cascadia match if they wish to retain the Cup.

Postscript: Keeping the Lows High

Few draws have felt quite as much like a loss for the Portland Timbers as their 3-3 result against Real Salt Lake on Wednesday.

Postscript: Crossing Guards

The Timbers booted 25 crosses into the mixer on Saturday but failed to convert any of them into goals, as they lost 2-1 to the San Jose Earthquakes

ROOT Sports to Televise USOC Semifinal

The USOC Semifinal clash at Rio Tinto Stadium between the Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake will be televised locally on ROOT Sports.

Darlington Nagbe's Hard Knock Life

Opponents of the Portland Timbers have been giving Darlington Nagbe quite a bit more respect of late. But instead of blowing him kisses, Nagbe's getting kicked. It's the hard knock life.

Postscript: Physicalphia

The Philadelphia Union bludgeoned their way to a scoreless draw at their home on the Delaware, as referee Ricardo Salazar looked on with shrugged shoulders.

Postscript: Keeping Them in the Game

Timber Joey fired up his wood cookie cutter in the fourth minute of stoppage time on Saturday, as Andrew Jean-Baptiste's heroics added a new page to the Timbers' epic 2013 campaign.

Michael Nanchoff Heading to Sweden on Loan

According to a report from the Swedish publication Jyntt, cited by, Portland Timbers midfielder Michael Nanchoff will play for Jönköping Södra, of the Swedish second division, until November.

Portland Timbers Postscript: The Streak's End

What is there really to say about this game, except that the Portland Timbers had an unfortunate lapse in the early going and couldn't recover. But the good news is, nobody's talking about a streak anymore.

Cascadia Cup Council Retains Ownership of Cup

According to a release today from, the supporters groups in Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver have come to an agreement in principle with Major League Soccer concerning the Cascadia Cup.

Timbers Training: A Team of Leaders

The Timbers held their final training session yesterday, before flying to Columbus for Sunday's game against the Crew.

Recap: Nagbe Gets Angry, Timbers Score Goals

A frustrating first half gave way to a thrilling second, as the Timbers overcame another early deficit with a deluge of goals and held on to win late, advancing to the semi-final round of the US Open Cup.

Timbers Win Nail-Biter 3-2 over Dallas

Despite exhaustion after a tough month of June, and withstanding 100-degree heat, the Portland Timbers continued their dream season and advanced to the US Open Cup semi-final with a 3-2 win over FC Dallas.

Trades & Transfers Part 3: Legacy

Since March of 2012, 50 different players have appeared on the Portland Timbers’ roster, as each one of them endured a season of uncertainty. In Part 3, we examine the legacy players leave behind at their clubs and communities.

Trades & Transfers Part 2: Owned by a League

Since March of 2012, 50 different players have appeared on the Portland Timbers’ roster, as each one of them endured a season of uncertainty. In Part 2, we explore the effects transfers have on players, clubs, and the league as a whole.

MLS Transfers & Trades, Part 1: Commitment

Since March of 2012, 50 different players have appeared on the Portland Timbers’ roster, as each one of them endured a season of uncertainty. In Part 1, we'll talk to three former Timbers about that uncertainty, and what it takes to get past it.

Postscript: Piquionned

Frederic Piquionne's experience and Caleb Porter's tactics combined to make last year's first-round US Open Cup exit a distant memory.

Quick Recap: Timbers Harpoon Hammerheads 5-1

Frederic Piquionne scored four goals, the first Timber to do so since McKinley Tennyson in 2002, as the Portland Timbers beat the Wilmington Hammerheads to advance to the next round of the US Open Cup.

Postscript: Keep 'em Coming

The good times continue to roll for the Portland Timbers, as they recorded their first road clean sheet of the year and extended their road unbeaten streak to eight, dating back to the end of the 2012 season.

Timbers Add Rauwshan McKenzie, Waive Ryan Kawulok

The Portland Timbers added additional depth to their injury-plagued central defense with the signing of former Chivas man Rauwshan McKenzie. To make room for him on the roster, they waived former Timbers-U23 star defender Ryan Kawulok.

"Wardrobe-gate" Explained

I discussed the kit issue with sources in the Vancouver Whitecaps front office on Sunday.

Postscript: The Little Train that Could

The Portland Timbers didn't look sharp against the Vancouver Whitecaps but still pulled off a draw away from home, maintaining their unbeaten streak.

Postscript: Three Points, Second Place

The Portland Timbers are now alone in second place, on both points and points per match, after their 3-0 defeat of Chivas USA.

Timbers 3:0 Chivas USA

The Portland Timbers crushed Chivas USA today, by a score of 3-0.

Timbers Training: Dangerous and Unpredictable

The Timbers trained and Caleb Porter spoke to the press about Sunday afternoon's match against Chivas USA.

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