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BrianDB

  • joined Oct 24, 2010
  • last login Jun 03, 2014
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The lesson of 2014 - Pass and Move alone is not enough

We need players - particularly wide players - who can beat defenders in 1v1 situations on the dribble... Urruti - meh. Sometimes, but his finishing has not been good enough, and he drops at...

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Fernandez

A preseason and two regular season games, and I am ready to call this. Fernandez is not a wide player. I get why Porter tries him there. I get Porter's wish for a dynamic attack where 4...

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Why the Timbers Will / Won't Repeat in the West

WHY WE WILL 1. Porterball, Year 2. Last year, in spite of noticeably improved play from the beginning of the season, the Timbers started with a lot of draws. We were 0-3-1 in March alone, and...

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What this slump is teaching us. Hopefully.

Will Johnson isn't just the captain. He's the team MVP. We are two different teams. One of the best in the league with him. So-so without him. Which leads to... Even horses need water. ...

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Portland: Contender or Pretender

It seems each year during the regular season at least one team steps up during the regular season to look like a playoff front runner, only to fade when the playoffs come. Last year was...

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Piq Doesn't Suck

I have not been a fan of Frederic Piquionne. My primary gripes are he slows the game down and turns over the ball a lot. Knowing that the US Open Cup game would bring out the Piq supporters, I...

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Eric Lichaj

He just parted ways with Aston Villa. Given the Timbers' preseason trades to get to the top of the MLS Allocation list (remember, Toronto still has the official #1 spot but agreed to look the...

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Silvestre - How the Timbers are Recovering?

When Mikael went down against New England, many worried how the thin Timbers' D would compensate. Two games later, we are starting to see the results: 1. Porter has made some interesting...

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What to Watch: Timbers v Sounders

Re-watching the Montreal game, two things stood out. If the Timbers can improve them, I think they win. If they cannot, I think they leave empty-handed. 1. Width from the fullbacks. Harrington...

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Foul!

Opponents are exposing the Timbers' defense in two ways; counter attack and the set piece. In both situations, fouling plays a key part. Or, at least it should. First, I was disappointed in the...

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What PorterBall Does for Chara

There is a quiet statistic the big time teams track closely. Recoveries. Opta defines a Recovery as when a player wins a loose ball, or when a ball is played directly to them. Coaches track this...

Mel Kiper admits JS/PC owned him

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Well, sort of... "Analysis: John Schneider and Pete Carroll showed great instincts in the 2012 draft, adding players they felt could help them immediately, even as analysts (myself included) questioned slot value."

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Rubio Rubin

Rubio Rubin is one of the best prospects in US Soccer. In my mind he's the second best prospect overall, behind Junior Flores (headed to Borussia Dortmund). He left the Portland Timbers Academy...

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Timbers Central Midfield Statistics.

Much of the focus has been on the Timbers not scoring, including Spencer's own comments. I believe the emphasis should be on the Timbers failing to create chances in the first place. Stats...

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