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Reserves dominate, but pay for defensive lapses in 3-1 loss to San Jose Reserves

Reserves dominate, but pay for defensive lapses in 3-1 loss to San Jose Reserves
The Portland Timbers Reserves would probably be happy with their Sunday performance overall and they dominated most of the run of play, outshot their opponents 21 to 5, and had 9 corner kicks to none for the visitors.  But the Timbers would have trouble turning their dominating play into...

Two spectacular goal line clearances seal 2-1 win over Vancouver

Two spectacular goal line clearances seal 2-1 win over Vancouver
The Portland Timbers ended Saturday’s Cascadia Cup match with Vancouver winless in their past eight matches, back to a 2-1 win over San Jose on July 3, but would break their winless streak with a 2-1 win over Vancouver on goals by Darlington Nagbe and Franck Songo’o, with Donovan...

Timbers only achievable 2012 goal on the table today vs. Vancouver

Timbers only achievable 2012 goal on the table today vs. Vancouver
After a promising opening win vs. Philadelphia, it’s been a disappointing season for the Portland Timbers, with many roster moves, the coach fired, a fan favorite player traded, and a nine-game winless streak going into a rivalry match against Vancouver on Saturday at JELD-WEN Field. But the traditional rival...

Timbers can’t hold 2-0 lead, but after-whistle goal stings in 3-2 loss to Red Bulls

The Portland Timbers got off to the best start on the road in their MLS history, going out to a 2-0 lead by the 32nd minute on goals by Bright Dike and Darlington Nagbe, but the talking point of the match would be a very controversial 45th minute New...

Timbers lose lead, then rally from behind for 2-2 draw in Toronto

The Timbers went into Toronto desperately needing a win, after having gone winless in the previous seven matches.  And though they didn’t get the win, even after holding an early 1-0 lead on a goal by Sal Zizzo, then losing the lead on two quick goals by Toronto in...