We have complete player evaluations for every Portland Timbers player that appeared in their dramatic 2 all draw versus Vancouver on the road, plus a composite rating for the coaches and team. The result extended Portland's unbeaten streak to 10 and left them as the only undefeated MLS club on the road.
The Portland Timbers were hosting Chivas USA after their midweek battle in Dallas, and it would be the last home match for the Timbers for quite a while as the team will be on the road for the next three matches. They gave the fans quite a show with an offensive outburst to dominate Chivas USA 3 to 0 to run their unbeaten streak to nine matches.
Portland Timbers extended their unbeaten run to nine matches with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Chivas USA. Goals from Rodney Wallace, Diego Valeri, and Will Johnson sent the capacity crowd of 20,647 home happy.
The Portland Timbers will have a quick turnaround after their draw in Dallas with a mid afternoon battle with Chivas USA. Despite their struggles in 2012, Chivas USA won all three matches with Portland although both teams have undergone rather dramatic changes in their roster since their last meeting.
Two teams that both carry seven match unbeaten streaks will meet on May 8 at FC Dallas Stadium when the Portland Timbers visit FC Dallas in a midweek battle. While the Timbers are a bit testy after their draw against New England, FC Dallas hasn't played since drawing with Vancouver back in late April.
The Portland Timbers were hoping to build off the good energy from their special match with the Green Machine on May 1 in their next MLS league match, a weeknight affair with the New England Revolution. While the Revs were short handed due to injury and suspension, the scrappy side stuck to their game plan while the Timbers struggled with patience and precision in the final third of the pitch.
The Portland Timbers prepare for their next league battle against the New England Revolution on May 2, a rare midweek match for the team. After their epic win in Kansas City last weekend, the Timbers are hoping to carry the momentum against a New England side that is dealing with various injuries but has also shown some impressive resolve in some recent matches.
We have complete player ratings for every Portland Timbers player that appeared against Sporting Kansas City in the Timbers' 3 to 2 win on the road. We also have a rating for the coaching staff and a complete team rating.
Here are player evaluations for every Portland Timbers player that appeared in the team's 1 all draw in San Jose (Ok, Santa Clara to be specific) on April 21. We have ratings for every player plus a composite rating for the coaches and team.
The Portland Timbers were hoping for a similar result against the San Jose Earthquakes from their April 14th home win when the two teams met on the campus of Santa Clara University on April 21 in their next MLS fixture. While the Timbers jumped to a lead courtesy of Diego Valeri's 58th minute goal, San Jose was able to earn a point in stoppage time behind an Adam Jahn goal as the teams played to a 1 all draw.
We have complete player evaluations for every Portland Timbers player that appeared against San Jose on April 14, plus a composite rating for the team and the coaches. Suffice to say, the overall effort was impressive.
We have complete player evaluations for every Portland Timbers player that appeared in their 2 to 0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on April 6 at home. It was a very impressive effort, especially considering two starters had to be replaced with the match's first 30 minutes due to injury.
The Portland Timbers returned home after a lengthy absence from the friendly confines of JELD-WEN Field, hoping to reestablish the venue as one of the most difficult places for visitors to earn points. Despite losing two starters to injuries, Portland used a brace from Ryan Johnson to earn a 2 to 0 under a driving rain and a sellout crowd.
We have complete player evaluations for every Portland Timbers player that appeared in the 2-all draw in Colorado. The result gave Portland another point while they search for their first win of the 2013 season, but they have shown a resilience to fight back against deficits in each fixture.
The Timbers fell behind by two goals for the second time in seven days but, despite applying pressure to the Montreal defense in the second half, were unable manufacture a repeat of the Season Opener and salvage a point.
We have full player ratings for every Portland Timbers player that appeared in Portland's 2 to 1 loss to the Montreal Impact at home on March 9. While the Timbers had a dominant effort statistically in most categories, they weren't able to overcome the two goals scored by Montreal in the 30th and 60th minutes.
The Portland Timbers were hosting the Montreal Impact in the hopes to gain some needed points at JELD-WEN Field before traveling in their next two matches. The Impact had other ideas after getting a win in Seattle last weekend, and they scored goals in the 30th and 60th minute to take a two goal lead.
Here are the player evaluations for every Portland Timbers player that appeared in the Timbers' 3-all draw versus the New York Red Bulls at home on March 3. There were some shaky moments in the first half, but it was matched by a relentless attack in the second half that allowed Portland to earn a well deserved point for the tie.
PORTLAND, Ore.-It has been 390 minutes since the Timbers have conceded a goal in front of the home fans and goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts is one of the major reasons why Portland is enjoying its best run of form since joining MLS in 2011.
The Jamaican International arrived in Portland last August in exchange for fan favorite Troy Perkins.
It was a really wide open game. I thought both teams came in not at their best. Both teams were missing some players. At the same time they're very athletic. We were very concerned about their attacking players. In the first half we were giving too many balls away in the center of the field, and we talked about getting the ball up wider, quicker, and finding David (Ferreira) more as quickly as we could.
When San Jose forward Adam Jahn came into Sunday's match against the Portland Timbers in the 84th minute, he was brought on to try and help an Earthquakes attack that simply hadn't been able to find a way past Timbers goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts.
So many words can be used to describe the Portland Timbers' performance against the Houston Dynamo, but I'll still with just one: dominating. While Houston certainly had their chances, especially during a 10-15 minute run in the first half, the rest of the game, the possession, and pretty much every other stat was dominated by the Timbers.
While the first half of the Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers game was an unimpressive display that was painfully reminiscent of a 2011/2012 Timbers road side, they managed to do what they've have never done before: earn a point in Colorado. While eventually it will be necessary for the Timbers to actually win a road game, grabbing a point from the Rapids in their one and only game there this year should be good news to most Timbers fans.
While the result was not the three points everyone wanted, earning a point on the road in one of the tougher places to play is always a good result. Good result or not the some of the Timbers players had a rough game and some of them struck gold. Here are the player ratings we, the editors, have give the Timbers:
Donovan Ricketts - 6
Stacey: He gave his best effort on the goal but really didn't stand much of chance.
As Seattle Sounders and Portland timbers rekindle their decades old rivalry for 2013 there was much anticipation in CenturyLink for Obafemi Martins arrival. As much vitriol and familiarity between Seattle and Portland, both clubs are without key contributors from their past and are somewhat unknown to each other.
Some good news for four of the current Portland Timbers' squad as each will represent his country in upcoming international games. Even more important, three will represent their countries through FIFA World Cup Qualifying games. Not that representing your country for friendlies is bad, it's just that being called up for games that have a huge impact on whether or not you get to star in the world's largest soccer event is kind of a big deal.
First loss of the season. It's always a tough one to swallow, especially when it comes at home. Ultimately, as the season drags on, this will be looked back on as one of those games where we'll say: "We should have won that one." But alas, it's come and gone, and Montreal are now three points richer for it.
From the very beginning it was obvious the Portland Timbers were going to have a tough time breaking down the Montreal Impact. Montreal was content from the opening whistle to cede possession in the middle third to Portland but did not allow Portland any time and space near the top of the box. Montreal then did everything they wanted to do offensively counter and if that doesn't work win a free kick.
I hope you have had enough time to digest Sunday's game. We certainly have. There were positives and negatives to take away from it, no doubt about it. Reactions from fans have been wildly scattered across the board from very positive to incredibly negative. But then I guess that's to be expected when the team goes down 3 goals in the first half only to bounce back in the second.
Today's practice was a closed session from the start, opening up to the press about fifteen minutes from the end. The Timbers' starters were separate from the rest of the team, undergoing their usual post-game regen session under the watchful eye of John Cone. At the other end of the training center's grass field the reserves and bench players got in a lively game of eight on eight.
Before the match even started you could feel the energy in the stadium build as the Timbers Army warmed up while the players warmed up on the field. When it came time for the TA to sign the national anthem they did so with their normal gusto but also with respect and it sounded like their best rendition to date.
The Portland Timbers will be taking the field this evening to play against the New York Red Bulls, the team that spends the very most on their roster with two designated players and a host of attacking options. Meanwhile the Timbers, while not as spendy, will be playing at home, their first regular season match since last year, with an almost entirely new look and tactical outlook.
This week we have a new name to add to the list of top weekly scorers. cvIMPACT's 123 points led all teams, despite taking a 4-point deduction for using an extra transfer. Portland's Rodney Wallace ($5.2M) scored 21 points overall, tying for the weekly lead, despite only playing 117 minutes over his two games.