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...

A 4-1 thumping of Colorado secures Timbers a home playoff match

A 4-1 thumping of Colorado secures Timbers a home playoff match
The Portland Timbers went into their Sunday match at a rainy Providence Park knowing a win would secure them a home playoff match, and could put them as high as second in the Western Conference depending on other results.  The Timbers did secure a home playoff match with a...

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...

Five years ago this week, the Timbers USL era ended…

Five years ago this week, the Timbers USL era ended…
In my third installment of highlighting that there was soccer in Portland before 2011, we look back to October, 2010, when the Timbers were in their final season, and due to needing to start work on renovations to Providence Park (then PGE Park), the Timbers were forced to go...

Timbers can’t turn chances into goals, fall 1-0 to Sporting Kansas City

Timbers can’t turn chances into goals, fall 1-0 to Sporting Kansas City
After a flat performance in their last home match, a 2-0 loss to New York Red Bulls two weeks ago, the Portland Timbers put on a better performance on Saturday night against Sporting Kansas City, outshooting their opponents 17 to 8, in a match that got more physical and contentious...

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...