Tag: Portland Timbers FC

The Stars We Are

Caleb Porter’s press conference after his team’s loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy was a bit more introspective than I’m used to from him. He waxed philosophically about the “cruelty” of the game. Cruel indeed. The Timbers dominated that match…

Heaps on preseason results

The Revs are back in Massachusetts enjoying the warm weather. Before they left, I got to ask Jay Heaps about how he approaches preseason matches. Specifically, does he care about the result? Caleb Porter made it obvious that the results…

Timbers Army Songs

The Timbers Army (Desert Corps) showed up in force for the Cascadia-sort-of-Derby we had here in Tucson Saturday night. I had some trouble with my Wi-Fi, so I couldn’t upload it this weekend. But, here you go. I’ll have another one up for you later. Better to break it up into two pieces, you know, so it looks like I’m a more active blogger.

A win is a win…

Sure, it was just a run-out for the Timbers, a chance to see if they remembered what a soccer field with another team on it looks like. Results don’t matter, right? That goal, by the way, was scored by Brandon…

Monday Morning Center Back

After a hiatus, we return with the weekly feature featuring shallow, I mean succinct, analysis of some of this weekend’s matches. Friday Arizona Wildcats 4 (Haley Silverberg 11′, Paige Crouch 30′, Hannah Stevens 49′, Hayley Estopare 72′) – Northern Arizona…

Monday Morning Center Back

Yep…here is my weekly take on the past 72 hours or so of selected matches. Saturday New England Revolution 2 (Agudelo 18′, Nguyen 53′ pk) – Colorado Rapids 0 New England won despite not dominating possession by playing long ball,…

Monday Morning Center Back

Restoring my weekly round-up of games I found interesting this weekend, by no means an exhaustive list. Saturday WKS Zawisza Bydgoszcz 1 (Barišić 33′) – KKS Lech Poznań 0 Zawisza has had a horrible season despite winning the super cup…

And now for phase 2…

We are coming to the end of the first phase of Tucson’s preseason. San Jose, Houston, Vancouver and Portland are all closing out their stays with scrimmages tomorrow. Kansas City ended with a match against FC Tucson today, and New…

PDL Players Picked Up Yesterday

Thanks to Nicholas Murray, who sent me this complete list of PDL players who were picked yesterday. Note that any PDL experience was noted by Murray (that’s why some have multiple teams). I put teams in bold if the player…

Interview with Willie Donachie

Former Scotland, Manchester City and Portland Timbers footballer Willie Donachie is coaching Temecula FC on a temporary basis between stints with Newcastle United’s reserve team. I talked to him after the match about the game. He had some praise for…

Oh, come on

There is only one thing in American soccer fandom that is just as irritating as Seattle fans that think that they invented American soccer fandom. That is other fans whining about Seattle and environs getting some supposed special privileges. Case…

Monday Morning Center Back

Instead of the long list of games I usually give, I just want to talk about a couple. Saturday Las Vegas Mobsters (Bernal 63′) – FC Tucson 2 (Ramos 41′, Phillips 59′) I wrote this game up for the Sentinel.…

Monday Morning Center Back

Yep, it’s time for my near-uninformative wrap up of the weekend’s matches. Wendnesday New York Red Bulls 4 (Wright-Philips 12′, 24′, 86′, Henry 65′) – Houston Dynamo 0 I guess I have to take back everything I said comparing Wright-Philips…

Monday Morning Center Back

This weekend’s MLS matches will give Simon Borg plenty of material for his Instant Replay video. Other than that…how did it go? Tuesday Cruz Azul FC 0 – Deportivo Toluca 0 The first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final…

Monday morning center back

Yep…weekend is over. Get back to work, you slacker. Friday Jagiellonia Białystok 1 (Dani Quintana 83′) – GKS Piast Gliwice 1 (Matras 45′) A win would have kept Jaga out of the relegation round. The draw hasn’t yet been done…