Tag: Portland Timbers

Watson shows value with versatility

When Matt Watson was traded to Chicago in exchange for an international roster spot from Vancouver few Fire supporters knew who he was. The Englishman, a listed midfielder who made 36 appearances over two seasons for Vancouver, came into Chicago on March 5th, 4 days before the start of the 2014 campaign...

Fire 2 Timbers 2 - recap and ratings

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Things looked bleak in the 58th minute after Ben Zemanski gave Portland a 2-0 lead but the Fire showed some resolve and some heart in battling back against one of the better teams in the league this season. The first 15-20 minutes of the match featured some exciting moments on both ends of the pitch.... Read more »

Fire v Timbers match preview

Portland is no DC United. This will be a test for the revamped Fire side that should provide an indication of how much better the club is with Bakary Soumare and Mike Magee in the lineup. The Timbers have been one of the better teams in the West this season currently sitting in third place... Read more »

Timbers 2 Fire 1 - Recap and Ratings

Two steps forward and one step back. After a successful week against two of the best clubs in the league the Fire can’t seem to get over the hump when an opportunity to stay on pace with the Eastern Conference leaders presents itself.  The latest setback, a 2-1 defeat at the hands of a struggling... Read more »

Fire v Timbers match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Gargan, Anibaba, Berry, Segares M Pause, Pardo, Pappa, Grazzini F Oduro, Nyarko Bench: Tornaghi, Watson-Siriboe, Jumper, Paladini, Robayo, Puppo, Barouch Timbers GK Perkins D Chabala, Mosquera, Brunner, Smith M Songo’o, Chara, Palmer, Wallace F Nagbe, Boyd Bench: Bendik, Horst, Alexander, Alhassan, Zizzo, Fucito, Perlaza

Fire v Timbers match preview

The Portland Timbers comes into this match attempting to reverse their early season struggles.  The second year MLS club sits at the bottom of the Western Conference table with only 9 points earned through their first ten games played.  A 0-0 draw in Houston on Tuesday night marked their fourth consecutive match without scoring a... Read more »

Fire suffer first defeat of preseason

The Fire were defeated for the first time in 2012 pre-season play by losing to the Portland Timbers 2-0.  The match was extended to 120 minutes of play in an attempt to get both sides a look at different players vying for roster spots.  Frank Klopas also extended most of the starting eleven to 60... Read more »

Fire's Final Playoff Gasp Begins Tonight

The Fire aren’t in action on the playing field tonight but the match between the Portland Timbers and DC United in Washington this evening will play a part in deciding whether or not the Fire’s playoff hopes will still be alive after the final whistle against the Crew on Saturday night. The expansion Timbers are... Read more »

Timbers 1 Fire 0 - Ratings and Recap

The Fire now have the dubious distinction of being the victim of the Portland Timbers’ first MLS home win and their first MLS road win.  Facing an almost certain “must-win” situation against a struggling expansion side at home, the Fire failed miserably and continue to drop behind the pack in the race for a playoff... Read more »

Fire v Timbers Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Cuesta, Gibbs, Segares M Pappa, Pause, Paladini, Nyarko F Oduro, Nazirit Bench: Conway, Ristic, Robinson, Bone, Husidic, Videira, Barouch Timbers GK Perkins D Hall, Goldthwaite, Danso, Wallace M Nagbe, Jewsbury, Marcelin, Chara F Alhassan, Perlaza Bench: Brown, Horst, Purdy, Moffat, Cooper, Johnson, Zizzo