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Andrew Wheeler

  • joined Aug 22, 2011
  • last login Jul 22, 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

Postscript: Draws are the New Black

The Timbers are racking up draws like they're going out of style.

Postscript: Win on the Road, Draw at Home

The Portland Timbers were shut out for the first time in 2013, but remain undefeated in their last seven matches.

Matt Doyle Thinks Portland will Contend for the Shield

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MLSSoccer.com's March to the Match podcast takes a gander at tomorrow's game (starting at 5:20), and Matt Doyle says some pretty bold things about what the Timbers could be capable of this season. I'm not convinced, but it's nice to hear such praise, nonetheless.

Postscript: New Achievement - Away Win!

We're still a little giddy after the Portland Timbers' 3-2 win against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday.

Postscript: Tough Draw

The Portland Timbers settled for just four points from two consecutive matches against the San Jose Earthquakes.

Quakes Rematch Will Test Porter

Porter's first rematch as the Portland Timbers' head coach will be yet another important test for him in his young career. The possible return of a number of the Quakes' key players will add...

Postscript: Knocked Around, But Not Beaten

A week after showing their fight against the Houston Dynamo, the Portland Timbers brought it again versus the San Jose Earthquakes. And again they won.

Postscript: Timbers Make Winning Look Easy

It certainly didn't look like the first win of the season for the Portland Timbers. After an injury-marred and goalless first half, Portland dominated the second and made winning look as routine as...

John Spencer will Rise Again

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My take on the renewed drama surrounding the crumbled relationship between John Spencer and Merritt Paulson, and why I think John Spencer will come back and be a successful coach someday.

Postscript: Another Comeback Draw

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2013 is quickly becoming the year of the draw, as the Portland Timbers continue to fall behind early but somehow find the mettle to pull back level.

Postscript: Cascadia Comeback

Rodney Wallace comes in off the bench and makes all the difference for the Timbers, as they start their defense of the Cascadia Cup with an away point.

Cascadia Cup: Get on the Bus

Tickets are still available for this weekend's Cascadia Cup clash in Seattle. Get on the bus!

Postscript: Porter's First Loss

The Portland Timbers once again controlled possession and created a plethora of shots, but, also once again, they were undone by weakness and poor communication at the back.

Danny Mwanga Appreciation Thread

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Best wishes to our favorite tongue-wagging, hip-swaying, arm- ... cavorting, former striker!

Postscript: Timbers Steal a Point Late

The Portland Timbers opened their 2013 campaign with a lot of kinks to work out, but also some positive signs for things to come, as they scored twice in the second half, fighting back for a 3:3...

Western Conference Preview

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A preview of the MLS Western Conference -- what's your predicted final standings?

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New Kits Unveiled

Ryan Johnson and Diego Valeri model the primary and secondary kits to the sweet sounds of Karen O and Trent Reznor.

Eric Alexander Appreciation Thread

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Not a flashy dribbler, just a hard worker and a smart player. He will be missed.

NWSL Announces Final Roster-Building Stages

The National Women's Soccer League has announced the final two stages of the roster building process in advance of the league's first season in operation. And the Thorns announce they will hold...

Thorns Player Profile: Christine Sinclair

A University of Portland Pilot legend, Christine Sinclair has become one of the best female strikers in the world, most recently leading her Canadian national team to a bronze medal in the London...

The Cascadia Cup: Ours to Fight For

Don Garber's patronizing appeals to let him and his corporation trademark the Cascadia Cup are an insult to soccer fans in Cascadia and across North America.

Report: Diskerud Close to Deal with Rosenborg

According to Soccer By Ives, citing a Norwegian site, Mix Diskerud is close to a deal to stay with Norwegian side Rosenborg BK.

Portland Timbers Player Rankings #1: Nagbe

Today we ring in 2013 with the conclusion of our player ranking series: number one, Darlington Nagbe.

Portland Timbers Player Rankings #6: Mosco

Hailed by Merritt Paulson on his arrival to Portland as the next Jamison Olave, Hanyer Mosquera's first year with the Timbers didn't quite live up to the expectation, but it showed signs of promise.

Portland Timbers Player Rankings #10: Troy Perkins

Portlanders were shocked when fan favorite Troy Perkins was traded to the Montreal Impact for Donovan Ricketts.

Kosuke Kimura Appreciation Thread

One of the Portland Timbers' shortest timers, Kimura was with the Timbers for just over half the season, playing in 17 matches.

Portland Timbers Player Rankings #13: Bright Dike

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No Portland Timbers player saw his stock rise higher, faster, than Bright Dike.

Timbers Re-Sign Wallace, Secure 10 Others

In addition, the Timbers officially declined the contract option for Steven Smith, confirming the unofficial reports on Monday.

Postmortem: Gavin Wilkinson as Interim Coach

As the memory of 2012 finally begins to recede, making way for the hope and promise of the Caleb Porter era, we're taking one last look at the lost season, finishing with the year's most...

Portland Timbers Player Rankings #18: Ricketts

Acquired in a surprise like-for-like trade with the Montreal Impact in exchange for fan favorite Troy Perkins, Donovan Ricketts has played well enough, but not exactly the upgrade over Troy Perkins...

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