Ryan Gates

  • joined Feb 07, 2011
  • last login Jul 10, 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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Portland Timbers' Home Field Advantage


A look at the home field advantage Portland has and how it might play a factor in the second leg.

Player Ratings: The Vote


The community player ratings vote on how well each Portland Timber played against Seattle in the first leg of the Western Conference Semi-Final.

Portland Heads Home with a Leg Up


The Portland Timbers

Player Ratings: The Beatdown Vote


Vote on how well the Portland Timbers player against Chivas USA

Portland Timbers Tenderize the Goats


The Portland Timbers pummeled Chivas USA with 5 goals.

Player Ratings: The Results


Results of the community's vote on player ratings against Real Salt Lake

Player Ratings: The Vote


Vote on the player ratings for the game against RSL.

Portland stays Atop the Conference


The Portland Timbers shared the spoils with a 0-0 draw against RSL.

Portland Clinch First Playoff Berth


The Portland Timbers clinched their first ever berth in the MLS playoffs.

Player Ratings: The results


The results of the community's ratings of the Portland Timbers players.

Timbers vs. Sounders Player Ratings: The Vote

The Portland Timbers took care of business last Sunday with a gritty 1-0 win over the Seattle Sounders. Now that the players have done their job it's your turn to rate how well they did.

Top of the Table


The Portland Timbers defeated the Seattle Sounders 1-0 in an intense rivalry match.

Playoff Positioning: Top Seed in Sight


The Portland Timbers have the inside track to earning the top seed in the West. See where we predict they will end up.

Player Ratings: The Vote


Vote on how each player performed during last Sunday's game against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Sayonara Cascadia Cup


The Portland Timbers earned a 2-2 tie on the road against the Vancouver Whitecaps. The result means the Cascadia Cup will have a new home next year.

Player Ratings Results: Double Dip Edition


The results of the last two community player ratings.

Playoff Positioning: Separation Edition


Predicting the possible playoff seed for the Portland Timbers.

Player Ratings: The Vote


The community's player ratings.

Portland Maxes Out on Points


The Portland Timbers take the full three points from the defending champs.

Predicting Portland's Playoff Fate

A look at the Western Conference Playoff race and where Portland will end up.

Player Ratings: The Vote


The vote for the community player ratings.

Portland Guts out a Win


The Portland Timbers gutted out a 1-0 win over another playoff contender to move up in the standings.

Player Ratings: The Results


The results of the community's player ratings

Updated: Predicted Playoff Standings


Looking at the results of the other games the draw against Chivas USA hurt Portland Playoff Chances less than it may seem. Portland is currently on pace for the playoffs.

Player Ratings: The Vote


Rate the performance of each player.

Portland Struggles in LA


The Portland Timbers struggle on the road and only come home with 1 point.

Player Ratings: The Results


The results of the community's player ratings

Where will Portland Finish in the Standings?


A look at the remaining schedules for the eight western conference teams still in the playoff picture. Specifically a look at where might Portland finish in the final standings.

Player Ratings: The Vote


Vote on the community player ratings for the game against Toronto FC.

Portland Opens a Can at Home


The Portland Timbers took Toronto out to the woodshed after 80 minutes of a possession based soccer display.

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