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One for the ages! Timbers win 7-6 in dramatic 11-round penalties to advance in playoffs

One for the ages!  Timbers win 7-6 in dramatic 11-round penalties to advance in playoffs
  The Portland Timbers advanced to the Conference Semifinals 7-6 on Penalties after 2-2 draw against Sporting Kansas City in a match that is not likely to be forgotten for a very long time. The Timbers had all the momentum early on, with early chances being stopped by the...

5 goals in 25 minutes put Timbers very close to playoff berth

5 goals in 25 minutes put Timbers very close to playoff berth
The Portland Timbers faced a daunting task on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles, going up against the Galaxy who were 12-1-3 at home this year (best record in MLS), and the Timbers had slipped back out of the last playoff position when San Jose beat Sporting Kansas City on...

Timbers greatly increase playoff chances with 1-0 win at Real Salt Lake

Timbers greatly increase playoff chances with 1-0 win at Real Salt Lake
The Portland Timbers got a truly rare win in Sandy, Utah on Wednesday night.  It was rare because the win was on a penalty kick, something that has been ever-so-rare since the Timbers joined MLS in 2011.  Salt Lake’s Jamison Olave took down Lucas Melano at the edge of the...

Timbers 2-1 win in Columbus solidifies playoff spot, only 4 points out of first

Timbers 2-1 win in Columbus solidifies playoff spot, only 4 points out of first
The Portland Timbers rose to the occasion with a 2-1 win in Columbus over the Crew on Fenando Adi’s two goals. The Crew had risen to within a point of the top record in MLS having only dropped three matches in the past sixteen.  The Timbers had been winless...

Timbers drop first-ever MLS preseason match, 1-0 to Kansas City

The Timbers run of undefeated play in preseason, which goes all the way back to April 3, 2010 when they lost to Kitsap while in the second division, ended Friday with a 1-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City in an exhibition match in Tucson, Arizona. Jerome Mechack had the...