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From the Other Side
A few times each season I end up covering the other team in a Timbers game for an out-of-town publication or website.
Openers: MLS Week One
Hell of an opening weekend to MLS. You don't have to be an MLS apologist to like some of the end-to-end action that transpired in Vancouver, Portland and DC among other places.
Portland Timbers' path back to the top of MLS starts with the Philadelphia Union
Portland Timbers midfielder Will Johnson is surrounded after his first half goal against Real Salt Lake in the 2013 MLS Cup playoffs conference championship series.
Portland Timbers 2014 preview part 6: Defenders
Timbers defender Michael Harrington became the significant weapon along the back line that Coach Caleb Porter was hoping to have at his disposal in his possession based offense.
The Pordland Mercury
As the Chainsaw Turns
"Won the west, top three in goals scored and against, top four in competitions," says the Portland Timbers' second-year coach, following the finale of the preseason Rose City Invitational on March 1. He's referring, of course, to the club's transformative 2013 season, when Soccer City, USA shifted from well-supported underachievers to well-formed ... (more)
Portland Timbers 2014 preview part 3: Current roster & recap of 2013 season
Timbers Coach Caleb Porter addresses his team before a practice in late January in Portland.
For the Portland Timbers, regular season already underway
Portland midfielder Darlington Nagbe and the Timbers will host the San Jose Earthquakes in a preseason game at Providence Park Feb. 23. Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian The MLS regular season is two weeks away, but the Portland Timbers aren't using a normal calendar in their preparation for the regular season.
Portland Timbers rundown: Timbers will use Rose City Invitational as trial run for regular...
The Portland Timbers still have a full three weeks before their regular season home opener, but their planning to use their final preseason games as test runs for the MLS season.
Successful trip has Portland Timbers feeling good
The Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter said the team is "certainly ahead of where we were last year" at this point after a two-week stay in Arizona.