The Portland Timbers Attack Needs Depth

|

From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki Fanendo Adi. Diego Valeri. Darlington Nagbe. Sebastian Blanco. David Guzman. Diego Chara. These six names are the cornerstone of a Portland Timbers attack that claims to be one of the league’s best. And, when all goes right, they are. Those six are responsible for 13 of Portland’s […] READ MORE




Predicting the USMNT January Camp Roster

|

From Last Word on Soccer, by Noah Sobel-Pressman The January Camp has been a part of the USMNT for many years. During this camp, players from leagues where they don’t play in the winter (MLS and Scandinavia) get a chance to showcase their talents. Many prominent players got their start with the USMNT from the […] READ MORE


An Analysis of the Portland Timbers 4-4-2

|

The Portland Timbers 4-4-2 formation made its debut two weekends ago against Sporting Kansas City. That match saw all pre-planned tactics thrown out the window when Diego Chara earned himself a red card within a dozen minutes. Saturday night against D.C. United, however, Caleb Porter got to break out his dual striker attack for real. […] READ MORE




Portland Timbers Scoring Problem: Fanendo Adi Needs Help

|

The Portland Timbers scoring issue comes down to one factor: Fanendo Adi is scoring all the goals and nobody is helping him out. As awesome as the striker is, he cannot be the only player contributing to the scoresheet. The Timbers are in the midst of their longest losing streak in nearly four years. Their […] READ MORE


Analyzing The Nigel de Jong Tackle And Suspension

|

(Editorial) – You’ve probably already seen the tackle a dozen times by now. The MLS Disiplinary Committee has seen it and they have ruled: Nigel de Jong has been suspended for three league games for his tackle on Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe this past Sunday. Nagbe came up hobbled, grabbing his ankle after the […] READ MORE