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TimberGreen

  • joined Jul 09, 2012
  • last login Jul 31, 2014
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Merritt Paulson: Timbers will try to sign Adi

Merritt Paulson just had his last (or so he says) Q&A session of the season on Twitter. Thankfully someone got the right question in, and I think most of us will be pleased with the answer: @...

What Does Adi Bring?

Timbers fans are abuzz after Fanendo Adi made the most of his first start for the Timbers last night.

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Amateur tactician: Porterball's blind spot

I will never forget the evening I watched the USMNT U-23s play El Salvador.In spite of the shockingly disappointing result, the style of play was the most exciting thing I had ever watched. It had...

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Why Sounders shouldn't fire Sigi

And no, the answer is not, "So we can beat them again next year." As much fun as it is to bag on that whining snob of a soccer manager, and revel in the misery up north, I think reality tells is...

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Portland's Stingy Defense

It's an untold story this year. Portland, with it's beleaguered back line, is actually one of the best defenses in the league. All the injuries. The unacceptable mental lapses on set pieces. The...

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Steven Smith sees first action, wreaks havoc with free kicks

Steven Smith played his first minutes on Saturday for the new-look Rangers, starting and playing the full 90 in a in a 5-1 demolishing of Arbroath in Scotland's 3rd tier of football. Smith lined...

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Morning Deuce: it's OK to be the underdog

Yesterday (Sunday) at this time I sat upon my throne, skimming the comments on THIS article on my iPhone, and realizing Stumptown Footy had been overtaken the good, useful people we like to call...

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Steven Smith: poor decisions replace injuries to derail a promising career

Did the Portland Timbers tell Steven Smith they didn't have plans for him in 2013? Unless they did, either in word, or via an insultingly low contract offer, Smith should have re-signed. He...

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Timbers Curse Transferred to Sounders?

The recent upset of the Sounders by the Tampa Bay Rowdies is bad. Very bad. And while it is not as bad as the Timbers loss to Cal FC last year (Sounders lost on the road to a professional squad...

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A statement win puts the league on alert

Memo to MLS: it's not just a fluke anymore. The Portland Timbers are a force to be reckoned with.An unbeaten run that includes wins against teams like Houston and San Jose is nothing to sneeze at....

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#RSOUT!!!

What is it with this guy? The Sounders hate him. The Timbers hate him. I'm not sure there is a fanbase in MLS that doesn't have some horrific call or non-call they associate Ricardo Salazar with. i...

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Amateur Tactician: Tiki Taka LIVES!!!

I couldn't be more thrilled to have had my prediction fall flat. Based on AC Milan's performance in Italy, I didn't think Barcelona could get back three goals, and questioned whether or not they...

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You cannot stop us: 5 points to remain supporters, not detractors

The results from our second game of the season were disappointing, no doubt, after we had reveled in our inspired, unstoppable attack in the 2nd half in week one. The start to this season appears...

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Gavin Wilkinson: Is He Finally There?

I've developed a reputation for defending Gavin Wilkinson, even as I've acknowledged that he's made some poor decisions.I'm realizing that Diego Chara may actually be one of them (credit to #1...

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Amateur Tactician: Tiki Taka is dead. Long live Tiki Taka.

I pray that my title is a lie. Tiki Taka is the most exciting form of the game we've seen, and one would hope it can be adapted into something workable that's just as exciting, if not more. That...

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The possession game: does it really help you win games?

"I plan to bring a defensive style to the team that cedes possession, allows our opponents to dictate the pace, and waits for an opportune counterattacking chance."Said no incoming coach, EVER.So...

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Caleb Porter: There’s probably no other MLS team I would have left for.

He's finally free to talk about Portland, and boy is he talking! Needless to say, it sounded flattering when I first read his statement, "There’s probably no other MLS team I would have left...

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El Trencito is the new Peter Vermes

Seriously, this sounds like a ridiculous comparison, and it probably is.But, I want to draw attention to one striking similarity.Determination, and the willingness to go to unusual lengths to gain...

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Amateur Tactician: Barca, Look to San Jose (?!?!?!?!!!!!)

Roberto Di Matteo may go down in history as one of the great tactical innovators. What he accomplished, with Chelsea, in eliminating Barcelona from the last UEFA Champions League tournament, was...

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Chivas, attractive football, and the coaching X factor

It's very sad to see a promising young coach, Chivas USA's Robin Fraser, falling into the same pattern of desperate systemic flux, that we saw under guys like Spencer and Winter, before they...

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A supporter-owned Timbers?

Maybe it's a long shot, but THIS article got me thinking. I encourage you to give it a read.At the very least, I'm guessing this would only happen in the not-so-near future. As far as I know,...

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Are we the next Toronto FC or RSL?

Two teams, two football systems based on an attractive passing attack. But one won the MLS Cup, the plunged to new lows, eventually firing their coach and scrapping the system. What was the...

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Our defensive struggles are unusual

A lot of teams have issues with defending.But there is something very unusual about HOW we're struggling.A disproportionate number of our goals are coming when we're in position and ready. Many...

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What Timbers can learn from Sporting Kansas City

In 2009, Sporting Kansas City technical director Peter Vermes had just fired the same coach he'd hired less than three years earlier. He would then take the reigns on the sidelines on an interim...

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