Clint Dempsey Red Carded For Tearing Up Ref's Notebook

The Portland Timbers met the Seattle Sounders last night in the U.S. Open Cup. The game ended 3-1, with Portland scoring the three goals and Seattle losing three men to red cards while finishing the match with just seven players on the pitch thanks to a late injury after they had already used all their subs. As you… »6/17/15 11:02am6/17/15 11:02am

Portland Timbers Boss Gets Owned By Supporters Group On Twitter

Tempers were high after the Portland Timbers failed to advance in the CONCACAF Champions League in decidedly unlikely circumstances. The Twitter account of the Timbers Army, the franchise's supporters group, vented about the lack of defensive reinforcements brought in, spurring the franchise's owner, Merritt… »10/22/14 2:32pm10/22/14 2:32pm

Timbers Give Fans Permission To Support The Sounders, For One Night Only

Playoff races make strange bedfellows. The Portland Timbers are hanging on for dear life, two measly points up on the Vancouver Whitecaps for the fifth and final playoff spot in the West. The Whitecaps face Portland's hated rival Seattle tonight, and Timbers fans are naturally a little confused. »10/10/14 9:24am10/10/14 9:24am

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 12:53am4/15/13 12:53am

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

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 12:30pm7/04/12 12:30pm

Fifth-Tier Amateur Soccer Club Beats Portland Timbers In Biggest U.S. Open Cup Upset Ever

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 11:50am5/31/12 11:50am

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

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 10:00am3/13/12 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 1:30pm11/16/11 1:30pm

Soccer Fans In Portland Still Behaving Curiously Like Soccer Fans In Any City Outside The United States

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 5:35pm8/05/11 5:35pm

Watch This Heroic Linesman Valiantly Try To Keep The Portland Timbers Undefeated At Home

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 5:20pm6/02/11 5:20pm