Will Johnson Responds To Alleged Gay Slur With Gorgeous Free Kick Goal

It was a feisty match tonight at Jeld-Wen as the Timbers pulled out a 1-0 win over San Jose thanks to a blistering Will Johnson free kick that's as good as any we've seen in MLS this season. It was Portland's best revenge after Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon appeared to deliver a gay slur in Johnson's direction… » 4/15/13 12:53am 4/15/13 12:53am

Timbers Defender David Horst Took A Shot To The Face At Point-Blank…

The Portland Timbers turned away San Jose last night at Jeld-Wen Field with a 2-1 win over MLS' top squad. It didn't come without some pain and suffering, though, as defender David Horst lay his face on the line for his team to block a shot in the 37th minute. Lest the reputation that soccer players are weak… » 7/04/12 12:30pm 7/04/12 12:30pm

Fifth-Tier Amateur Soccer Club Beats Portland Timbers In Biggest U.S.…

It's been a rough week for MLS teams in U.S. Open Cup competition, as eight teams from the nation's top soccer league fell to lower-tier competition in the tournament open to all sanctioned clubs in the country. The latest such loss is the most embarrassing, as the Portland Timbers lost 1-0 in extra time to Cal FC,… » 5/31/12 11:50am 5/31/12 11:50am

Philadelphia Goalkeeper Zac McMath's MLS Season Did Not Get Off To The…

Major League Soccer kicked off this weekend, and with MLS Commissioner Don Garber in attendance, the Portland Timbers were eager to put on their best show in the home opener against Philadelphia Union last night. After falling behind 1-0, the Timbers' Andrew Jean-Baptiste knocked this goal past Union keeper Zac… » 3/13/12 10:00am 3/13/12 10:00am

The MLS Goal Of The Year Is Incredible For Any League

Remember the name Darlington Nagbe: it's a wonderful name. But also because the Liberian-born, Ohio-raised midfielder was the second overall pick in this year's MLS draft, and scored his first career goal for Portland on this amazing juggle and volley in July. Today it was named the MLS Goal of the Year, and we… » 11/16/11 1:30pm 11/16/11 1:30pm

Soccer Fans In Portland Still Behaving Curiously Like Soccer Fans In…

The Portland Timbers—seventh in the MLS's Western Conference and 7-10-4 overall—defeated the league-leading L.A. Galaxy 3-0 on Wednesday night. In spite of their hangovers, the Timbers Army was in fine form for the upset. Someone trained a camera on the heart of the crew just before Jorge Perlaza scored Portland's… » 8/05/11 5:35pm 8/05/11 5:35pm

Watch This Heroic Linesman Valiantly Try To Keep The Portland Timbers…

Despite the best efforts of its alcoholic fans and a possibly drunk linesman, the Portland Timbers finally lost at home this past weekend. For a while, though, it looked like Portland might steal a victory from visiting DC United. That was because the refereeing crew seemed determined to give the Timbers as many… » 6/02/11 5:20pm 6/02/11 5:20pm

Soccer Fans In Portland Behave Curiously Like Soccer Fans In Any City…

Look at all these throaty buggers backing MLS's new team — the Portland Timbers. The Timbers made their home debut last night. Portland fans got to sing the national anthem. So what if the Star Spangled Banner is the only song most Americans have at least some handle on that's not Top 40 dreck? (Portland fans also… » 4/15/11 12:55pm 4/15/11 12:55pm