1. Portland Timbers Win First MLS Road Game at Chicago Fire

    A win is a win is a win. The Portland Timbers managed their first road win of the year in a most unconvincing fashion in Chicago over the weekend. A 1-0 nail-biter won with Captain Jack Jewsbury's penalty kick...

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  2. MLS: Portland Timbers Suffer Tough Loss to Sounders, Is Their Season Over?

    The Seattle Sounders first visit to Portland stadium in the Timbers inaugural MLS season was one for the memory banks. Kicking off at 1 p.m. PST in front on a nationwide audience on ESPN, the stadium was filled to the brim...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about almost 3 years ago 252 reads 5 comments

  3. Portland Timbers: How They Can Beat the Seattle Sounders

    In its inaugural season, the Portland-Seattle rivalry is already the best in the MLS, by a wide margin. The animosity between these two teams goes all the way back to their NASL days in the mid-seventies...

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  4. MLS: Where Does It Go from Here?

    It only took 15 years for the brain-trust at MLS to figure out that the Pacific Northwest is the pulse of soccer in North America...

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  5. MLS: Woes Continue for Portland Timbers

    Losers of five of their last six games, with a tie to New York as the lone bright spot, the Portland Timbers are nursing a losing streak that is in danger of turning into a hemorrhaging gusher...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about 3 years ago 236 reads 2 comments

  6. Freddy Adu: Is He Right for the Portland Timbers?

    Freddy Adu. The prodigal son of the MLS. "The next Pele." Perhaps his name should now be "Icarus." Adu, at 14 years old, was proclaimed the future of US soccer. He was drafted first in the MLS Superdraft by D...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about 3 years ago 4,994 reads 68 comments

  7. U.S. Soccer: All Roads to Soccer Lead Through the Pacific Northwest

    It only took the executives at MLS 12 years to figure out that the Pacific Northwest is the hotbed, and future, of soccer in America. Yes, 2009 was when the revitalized Seattle Sounders joined the league to sold-out stadiums and rabid fans...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about 3 years ago 2,055 reads 55 comments

  8. Bad Luck Plagues Expansion MLS Portland Timbers

    What to say about the Portland Timbers in their inaugural MLS season? At 5-7-3, they currently stand at seventh place in the western conference with 18 points in 15 games played...

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  9. Portland Timbers Robbed by Overmatched New York Red Bulls

    I'm going to have a heart attack watching the Timbers. For the second time in two weeks, they played their best soccer of the season—only to lose their composure in stoppage time...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about 3 years ago 90 reads 0 comments

  10. The Worst Trend in Soccer

    Call me a purist. Call me a traditionalist. Heck, you might even call me antiquated. Whatever the label, there's a trend that, in my humble opinion, is a black mark on the beautiful game...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about 3 years ago 990 reads 26 comments

  11. Portland Timbers Lose Heartbreaker to Colorado Rapids, 0-1

    Mama told me there would be games like this. After two lackluster losses against the likes of Chivas USA and D.C. United, the Portland Timbers returned home on Saturday night to host the Colorado Rapids ...

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  12. Victor Ortiz Looks to Pound Floyd Mayweather on September 17

    So Floyd Mayweather isn't retired after all. On September 17 he'll get in the ring against Victor Ortiz, who brings a 29-2-2 record into the ring. While not the fight everyone was hoping for, it's should still be very entertaining...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about 3 years ago 851 reads 11 comments

  13. Portland Timbers vs Chivas USA: Portland's Poor Form Continues in 0-1 Loss

    What to say about the recent form of the Portland Timbers ? That it's no accident. There's a big, big secret that's not so big anymore. That is the midfield play, or lack thereof, of the Timbers...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about 3 years ago 103 reads 0 comments

  14. Liverpool Back to Earth With 1-1 Draw With Wigan

    Nobody said it was going to be easy. With all the talk of a "top four" finish, Liverpool supporters have seemingly forgotten one simple thing: on any given day, any team in the EPL can beat you...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about over 3 years ago 753 reads 29 comments

  15. EPL: What It Will Take for Liverpool To Make the Top 4

    Twelve games. That's all Liverpool has left to prove one of the greatest comebacks in English football history. Twelve games to get back to the top four and the Champions League...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about over 3 years ago 4,843 reads 23 comments

  16. Chelsea Annihilated At Stamford Bridge With a Bored Fernando Torres

    There are some games that are absolute "must wins" for a club. Generally, it's to keep a spot in the top four or to avoid relegation. Then there are the many derby's that extend bragging rights to fans of the winning club...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about over 3 years ago 2,069 reads 30 comments

  17. Could Andy Carroll Be Like Roy Keane for Liverpool?

    Before Monday's madness at the transfer window, I have to admit I'd never even heard of Andy Carroll. That was before Chelsea offered a ludicrous £ 50 million offer for ...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about over 3 years ago 3,478 reads 52 comments

  18. Liverpool Is Ultimate Winner of EPL January Transfer

    There are many angles and aspects of how to judge the English Premire League's January transfer. One thing is abundantly clear, though. Liverpool emerged as the big winner...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about over 3 years ago 4,664 reads 91 comments

  19. Brian Dunseth: Why I Don't Watch MLS

    I'm a soccer fanatic. A season-ticket holder to the Portland Timbers, I can't wait until they make their debut in MLS next year. Every Saturday—and Sunday—is spent watching the Premiership on FSC (to the consternation of my wife)...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about over 3 years ago 585 reads 19 comments

  20. FIFA World Cup 2010: I Just Don't Get Cristiano Ronaldo

    "I have nothing but praise for the boy. He is easily the best player in the world. He is better than Kaka and better than Messi. He is streets ahead of them all. His contribution as a goal threat is unbelievable...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about 4 years ago 1,468 reads 16 comments

  21. Is Michael Ballack Going To Portland?

    Michael Ballack was released today by Chelsea. He's officially a free agent. He could be perfect for the Portland Timbers for next season. Or, he could not. He's 34. He's coming off an injury...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about 4 years ago 316 reads 1 comments

  22. Should Portland Follow FC Seattle's Example?

    The FC Seattle Sounders made a splash last year in their inaugural year in the MLS. The celebrity ownership of Drew Carey, sponsorship from X-Box, signings of Freddie Ljungberg and ...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about 4 years ago 536 reads 12 comments

  23. The Yuri Foreman-Miguel Cotto Fight Was A Disgrace

    What, exactly, is the responsibility of a boxing manager? To train a fighter. To prepare him for his opponent. To protect him. It is that last area where watching the Yuri Foreman-Miguel Cotto fight sickened me...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about 4 years ago 2,521 reads 36 comments

  24. Ryan Pore Is a Poor Man's Steven Gerrard

    On a rain drenched turf at PGE Park in Portland, Oregon, it's a 0-0 game between the Portland Timbers and Carolina Railhawks. Although dominating for most of the game, the Timbers have yet to break-through...

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  25. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Rio Ferdinand's Injury Could Spell Doom for England

    Wayne Rooney is, without a doubt, the engine that drives the Three Lions. He's, in my humble opinion, a top three player in the world right now and playing at the level of Lionel Messi and C...

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