The Cascadia Cup: Forged in the Pacific Northwest

The Cascadia Cup was created via the shear will of organized fan groups of the Portland Timbers, Vancouver Whitecaps, and Seattle Sounders. Originally this competition started in 2004 in the North American Soccer League. How much more grass root soccer can you get? The rules are simple; the Timbers play every Northwest team three times each. […]

Portland Timber’s Jake Gleason pulled Jekyll and Hyde performance

Jekyll and Hyde sum it perfectly doesn’t it? It was a game of two halves for the Portland Timbers as they were able to take a lead heading into the half, but two mistakes in the second half doomed the reigning champions. Jake Gleeson kept the Timbers alive in the first half. He palmed away […]

Portland Timber’s mutual affection with Diego Valeri continues to grow

How were the Portland Timbers so fortunate to have Diego Valeri, The reigning MLS CUP MVP, be part of their history? It’s because the feeling is mutual. In October of 2014, The Oregonian interviewed Valeri about his journey from Argentina, Europe, back to Argentina and finally to Portland, Oregon. When he returned to Lanus, his […]

Portland Timber’s Fanendo Adi no longer a diamond in the rough

David Villa. Bradley Wright-Phillips. Chris Wondolowski. Jozy Altidore. Didier Drogba. Clint Dempsey. Sounds like an MLS All-Star Squad eh? Only one issue. All of those players are looking up at Portland Timbers’ Fanendo Adi, who sits above them all on the top scorers list. Seriously. The guy ended with 19 goals last season. Oh, and […]

Portland Timbers: How to live without Darlington Nagbe

It feels good to be able to exhale. Portland Timber’s Darlington Nagbe could have had it far worse. Caleb Porter finally released the results of Nagbe’s MRI results: medical ankle strain and contusion. We still don’t know when he’ll be back, and that’s because ligaments are so finicky. You break a bone, your body replaces […]