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Timbers give Minnesota a rude MLS welcome in 5-1 opening day rout

Timbers give Minnesota a rude MLS welcome in 5-1 opening day rout
(Clicking underlined text takes you to a photo of the corresponding event) The Portland Timbers opened up their seventh Major League Soccer season on a rainy, chilly night at Providence Park with a 5-1 win over the expansion club Minnesota United, who were playing their first MLS match. Former...

Timbers draw Saprissa 1-1, but not good enough to advance to CCL knockout round

Timbers draw Saprissa 1-1, but not good enough to advance to CCL knockout round
The Portland Timbers knew they needed a win over Deportivo Saprissa  to advance in the 2016-17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, and though they fought back to a 1-1 draw on a second half goal by Jack McInerney, it wasn’t enough and the Timbers failed to advanced to the knockout...

Timbers edge Union 2-1 to improve playoff chances

Timbers edge Union 2-1 to improve playoff chances
The Portland Timbers won their fourth straight home match on a rainy Saturday, a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union in a match where all the scoring was in the first seven minutes of the second half.  Diego Valeri and Fanendo Adi both redirected in Darren Mattocks crosses for the...

Timbers shut out shorthanded Minnesota United by 4-0 score

Timbers shut out shorthanded Minnesota United by 4-0 score
The Portland Timbers opened their 2016 home exhibition schedule with a 4-0 win over Minnesota United from the NASL (not the 70’s version) with goals by Fanendo Adi, Lucas Melano, Darlington Nagbe, and Diego Valeri. Adi and Valeri’s goals were on penalty kicks (both drawn by Valeri) and Minnesota...