NBC Sports play-by-play announcer John Strong checks in to talk about Portland Timbers and the rest of the league. In the second segment, RSL midfielder Ned Grabavoy discusses life with twins, NHL playoffs and his goal celebration.
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Even last year's Western Conference Champions were no match for this year's Real Salt Lake
For the second straight week, RSL is topping this week's SBI MLS Power Rankings after vanquishing the Portland Timbers last Saturday, 1-0, at Rio Tinto Stadium. Ned Grabavoy scored his side's goal late but the clean sheet was preserved by an outstanding performance from goalkeeper Nick Rimando, keeping the Timbers off the board.
SANDY, Utah Real Salt Lake and the Portland Timbers developed quite a rivalry last season. They played each other a total of six times but RSL dominated the series never losing once. Their meeting Saturday was a chance for the visiting Timbers to break the trend but not without RSL having something to say about it.
A trio of key Eastern Conference clashes kick off the day's proceedings as MLS Week Seven features a full slate of nine matches on the day before Easter.
The Philadelphia Union and Houston Dynamo are two teams struggling as they face off at PPL Park. Both teams got off to promising starts to the season, but they each have slumped since and will be desperate for a win today.
Chivas USA midfielder Thomas McNamara has seen his impressive rookie season cut short after it was revealed he suffered a torn ACL and meniscus in his right knee during last Saturday's 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers.
The Rookie of the Year race is turning into a one-man show in MLS, with Harrison Shipp once again displaying the qualities that have him looking very much like the best first-year pro in Major League Soccer.
Shipp turned in another solid performance for the Chicago Fire last weekend, proving to be a handful all match in a 1-1 tie against the Montreal Impact.
PORTLAND, Ore.- Some rivalry matches fail to live up to the hype. Saturday's match between the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders was not of them.
In a game that saw lead changes, long-distance goals, a hat trick and a brace, numerous shots off the woodwork, and seven yellow cards, the Timbers and Sounders dueled to a 4-4 draw in front of a sold-out Providence Park, with Seattle overcoming a two-goal deficit in the final five minutes.
FC Dallas continued their hot start to the season, beating the Portland Timbers in a bizarre match Saturday night that featured an off-the-ball double red card, an own goal, and a late game-winner for the home side.
Mauro Diaz and Blas Perez found the score sheet for FC Dallas, while a Matt Hedges own goal was Portland's lone tally in Dallas' 2-1 victory in front of 16,045 at FC Dallas Stadium.
Relive OTF Radio's inaugural Chicago Fire watch party at Rock Island Public House in Blue Island!
Brian and Scott took their show on the road to beautiful old historic downtown Blue Island, IL for OTF Radio's inaugural Chicago Fire watch party at Rock Island Public House! Listen in on the day's action, as the Men in Red were able to pull a point out of Portland despite a number of setbacks.
PORTLAND, Ore,- In 2013, the Portland Timbers started the season with two home matches, falling behind in both and leaving a bitter taste in the players' mouths. The 2014 season has seemed to start very similar for the Rose City.
PORTLAND, Ore.- For the second consecutive week, an Eastern Conference team struck first against the host Portland Timbers. And for the second consecutive week, the home side was able to earn a draw courtesy of a Gaston Fernandez goal.
Week 2 sees the Union start their home schedule hosting I-95 rival New England Revolution. Can Philadelphia build on the promise shown in Portland and catch a vulnerable Revs side?
The first home tilt of 2014 features the Philadelphia Union, coming off of a heart-breaking last-minute-goal to share the points, versus conference foe New England Revolution, who were pummeled at Houston four goals to nil.
Over 700 Sporting KC fans are descending on Colorado tonight ahead of tomorrow's game against the Rapids. Sporting KC head into the game looking to pick up their first road points of the season. They dropped one point in their only other road game in stoppage time in Seattle on the opening weekend of the season.
A better Sega = A better Fire (photo: dailyemerald.com)
This week, OTF's second group of roundtablers share what's on their respective Chicago Fire minds...
"Would you rather have unlimited money, or impeccable taste?" I was once asked. It's a good question, and one with a super easy answer: If you had enough money, you could pay someone to give you taste.
We're taking the show on the road! Mark your calendar and join us at the RIPH for great beer, savory pies, and Chicago Fire Soccer!
Join Brian, Scott, and the OTF Radio Army next Sunday afternoon at one of the Chicago Southland's premier beer pubs, Rock Island Public House in Blue Island, as they do it live for Chicago Fire at Portland Timbers, featuring award-winning savory pies from Pleasant House Bakery in Bridgeport!