34-0-0 is officially out of the question.
The Portland Timbers dropped their first result of 2017 in an occasionally wild and occasionally disjointed game in Columbus.
Missing Darlington Nagbe, David Guzman, Liam Ridgewell, and Vytas, the Timbers went into Columbus shorthanded. Given the absences, a result in Columbus would've been a major feather in the cap for a Timbers team that has started the season as hot as any team in MLS.
Time to get excited, folks
Ah, springtime in Portland. The cherry trees are in bloom. The weather has changed from persistent rain to bursts of sun interspersed with more rain. Best of all, the NWSL's annual six-month drought is over, and the girls in red are back in town.
Before the regular season gets underway April 15 against Orlando, we get a four-team preseason tournament this week, with Portland hosting the Houston Dash, the Chicago Red Stars, and the USWNT U-23s.
The Portland Timbers are perfect no more after losing 3-2 on the road to the Columbus Crew. The Timbers looked strong throughout the match, but absences hurt the side against a technical Crew attack.
The Timbers opened the scoring in just the 4th minute, breaking quickly down the field and finding Sebastian Blanco in the middle of the pitch.
The Portland Timbers are in familiar confines today as the side heads to Ohio to take on Columbus Crew SC. The Timbers are still perfect on the season, but this road trip will prove to be a significant test for the side as they look to deal with a number of absences.
Match Preview: "Front and center in the minds of Timbers fans coming into this match will be the side's absences which continue to mount through injuries and international call-ups.
The Portland Timbers take on the Columbus Crew this afternoon in their first return to MAPFRE Stadium since winning the 2015 MLS Cup. With both teams much changed from that final and both looking to bounce back from disappointing 2016 seasons, the three points on offer today should be hotly contested.
The Portland Timbers are back on the road this weekend and set to take on Columbus Crew SC in their first cross-conference match of the year. With two wins in the book against the Crew in the last two years, the Timbers will be looking to extend that streak and keep their record unblemished through week four of the 2017 season.
Welcome to a fourth prediction thread!
Last Saturday, the Portland Timbers returned home to take on the Houston Dynamo, a Western Conference Rival that had also started the season strong with two wins. And at halftime, with a score of 2-1, it looked like their record would remain unblemished while the Timbers fell.
The 2017 season starts this Saturday for T2. Let's Play The Kids!
The 2017 season is upon us and as such, Play The Kids returns to a weekly schedule! Join Kevin and Josh as they dive into the new T2 roster and see whats in store for us this season. And without even really planning to do so, this episode will go live exactly one year to the date of the release of our first ever episode.
The USL season kicks off this weekend and Portland Timbers 2 will start off 2017 by hosting Real Monarchs SLC at Providence Park on Saturday. To get ourselves ready for the season, we have joined our fellow SB Nation blogs in previewing the local USL side.
Year Founded: 2015
Affiliation: Portland Timbers
2016 record, place in conference standings: 12W, 4D, 14L (40 pts), 9th place in Western Conference
2016 playoffs: Missed playoffs on goal differential tie breaker
Key Additions: Michael Amick, Tomás Granitto, Harold Hanson, Shaquille Jimenez
Key Departures: Kharlton Belmar
Projected Starting XI (4-4-2): McIntosh; Jimenez, Clarke, Amick, Bjornethun; Brett, Granitto, Mohamed, Bijev; Ebobisse, Williams
T2 narrowly missed the playoffs last season, missing out on mere goal differential with Orange County.
Timbers 2 head coach Andrew Gregor stops by the show to preview the upcoming T2 season. Jamie and Chris, meanwhile, look back at the first team's 4-2 win over the Houston Dynamo, preview the Timbers' trip to Columbus, and discuss who has been the Timbers most impressive offseason acquisition to date.
The Portland Timbers have nine points from three games to start 2017. By comparison, the Timbers didn't notch their ninth point until April 27th in 2016, April 19th in 2015, May 11th in 2014, and April 14th in 2013.
Safe to say, therefore, that the Timbers feel pretty good about where they stand on March 18th this year.
Three games in and the Portland Timbers are still perfect after knocking off the Houston Dynamo in a 4-2 win. A Diego Valeri brace was the cornerstone of a comprehensive attacking effort to improve the team to 3-0-0.
The Timbers grabbed an early lead in the 11th minute as they kept Houston pinned back.
Week three of the Major League Soccer season is here and the Portland Timbers are set to host the Houston Dynamo in a clash of two-win teams in the West.
Match Preview: "On the back line, Liam Ridgewell remains out after picking up a foot sprain following the Timbers' week one win over Minnesota United FC.
The Portland Timbers are back in town and ready to host the Houston Dynamo for their third game of the season. Both teams come into this match with two wins from two matches and will be looking to keep their records perfect in 2017.
For the Timbers, the injury bug has bit early this year and the side could be without several player in the back.
The Portland Timbers are back in action this evening, taking on one of the few other teams with a perfect record through two weeks: the Houston Dynamo. To get the low down on last year's last place finishers in the West, we turned to Derek Stowers of our sister site, Dynamo Theory to get our questions answered.