Ryan Gates

  • joined Feb 07, 2011
  • last login Jul 29, 2014
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I am fifth Generation Oregonian and I love all of the Oregon teams. Writing is a passion of mine but not my real life job. My other passions are Science and the outdoors. So if you don't see me at a sporting event you can find me out hiking or bird-watching.

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Thorns Tie on the Road


The Portland Thorns tie the Washington Spirit on the road after nabbing the early lead.

Two Thorns Make ESPNFC's Filthy five


Two Portland Thorns made ESPNFC's Highlights.

Game Flow: Portland Wins at Home!


The Portland Timbers won at home for the first time since May 3rd against the Colorado Rapids to the tune of 2-1.

Bitter End


The Portland Timbers traveled North and came home with a bitter 3-1 defeat.

One Time Too Many


The Portland Timbers once again tried to overcome an early deficit but this time they could not get the equalizer.

Group Stage Rewind


A recap of all the group stage games and who is moving onto the Round of 16

Portland Advances in the USOC

The Portland Timbers traveled to Kansas City and earned a 3-1 win.

Game Flow: Portland Dominates


The Portland Timbers very business like game while dominating their opponents in their first USOC game of the year.

Portland Battles Back


The Portland Timbers spotted FC Dallas two goals before they came back and scored two of their own.

Portland Draws 2-2


The Portland Timbers battled back after giving up the first two goals to earn a 2-2 draw against FC Dallas.

Portland Wins Third Straight Road Game


The Portland Timbers kept their road winning streak going with a win in Sandy, Utah against Real Salt Lake. They also ended a 11 game winless streak against RSL.

World Cup Bracket Challenge


Who do you think will win the World Cup?

Portland Spots Vancouver Two


The Portland Timbers could not over come their 7th and 8th penalty conceded of the year and lose 4-3 to the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Adi 'Nother Win


The Portland Timbers won two games on their two game road trip for the first time in their MLS existence.

Portland Wins on the Road


Portland earned their first road win of the season after a slow start and overcome another conceded penalty. A brace from Maximiliano Urruti helped Portland earn all three points.

Projected Standings


A look at what the standings for the the Western Conference might look like at the end of the year.

Mailbag: Home Grown Player Rule


Answers to some of the communities burning questions.

Game Flow: Portland Claws Back


The Portland Timbers gave up a late goal but got an even later goal to earn the draw.


Mailbag time!

It has almost 4 months since I last solicited for questions from the SF community and I feel like it is time once again to answer any questions you might have that have not been answered yet. You...

Portland Wins!


The Portland Timbers won for the first time this year in dramatic fashion over DC United.

Game Flow: What Game Flow?


The Portland Timbers and Houston Dynamo played to a 1-1 draw in Houston.

Portland Still Searching


The Portland Timbers are still searching for their elusive first win of the season.

Portland Squanders Two Points


The Portland Timbers let two points slip through their grasp as they give up a late tying goal.

Portland Wastes Chara's Brace


The Portland Timbers could not hang onto a two goal lead with 5 minutes to play and wasted Chara's best game as a Timber.

Game Flow: Portland Still Searching for Answers


The Portland Timbers went to Dallas hoping to find some answers but instead they just found more questions, especially after a second straight red card and a second straight road loss.

Portland's Recurring Nightmare


The Portland Timbers' struggle in the Mountain Time Zone continued with a 2-0 loss at Colorado. Two penalty kicks in quick succession doomed Portland to their first loss of the season.

Portland Struggles. Again.


For the second straight home game the Portland Timbers came out flat and struggled to create goal scoring opportunities.

Game Flow: Portland Struggles in Their Home Opener


The Portland Timbers struggled to find any rhythm offensively and once again gave up a set piece goal.

Riley Names Four Assistants


Coach Riley has filled four positions on his coaching staff for the 2014 NWSL Season.

Preseason Review: The Defenders

A breakdown of Portland's defensive unit during the preseason.

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