Timbers draw Saprissa 1-1, but not good enough to advance to CCL knockout round

Timbers draw Saprissa 1-1, but not good enough to advance to CCL knockout round
The Portland Timbers knew they needed a win over Deportivo Saprissa  to advance in the 2016-17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, and though they fought back to a 1-1 draw on a second half goal by Jack McInerney, it wasn’t enough and the Timbers failed to advanced to the knockout...

Thorns fall 4-3 to Western New York in overtime in NWSL Semifinal

Thorns fall 4-3 to Western New York in overtime in NWSL Semifinal
Hard to say anything about this match without talking about the baffling (lack of) calls on fouls (and a clear handball) in the box that could have had three Thorns penalty kicks and at least one ejection, perhaps two, and those were the obvious calls that were missed. Match...

Timbers edge Union 2-1 to improve playoff chances

Timbers edge Union 2-1 to improve playoff chances
The Portland Timbers won their fourth straight home match on a rainy Saturday, a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union in a match where all the scoring was in the first seven minutes of the second half.  Diego Valeri and Fanendo Adi both redirected in Darren Mattocks crosses for the...

Timbers shut out shorthanded Minnesota United by 4-0 score

Timbers shut out shorthanded Minnesota United by 4-0 score
The Portland Timbers opened their 2016 home exhibition schedule with a 4-0 win over Minnesota United from the NASL (not the 70’s version) with goals by Fanendo Adi, Lucas Melano, Darlington Nagbe, and Diego Valeri. Adi and Valeri’s goals were on penalty kicks (both drawn by Valeri) and Minnesota...