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The Morrison Report: Faltering Flexibility Edition

The Portland Timbers are behind the eight ball.  That the results have been poor thus far is beyond debate.  But more fundamental problem for the Timbers is how easily opposing defenses have blunted the once-incisive Portland offense. For the first … Continue reading »

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Hey Mr. DJ!

I say we double down and add a few more slow numbers to our chant catalog. What say ye? Continue reading »

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Timbers CONCACAF Champions League Travel Possibilities

Despite the slow start to 2014, the Timbers still have a chance to win all four major competitions they’re a part of this season. With CONCACAF Champions League that fourth competition (apart from MLS Cup, US Open Cup, and the … Continue reading »

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Just a Guy With the Keys to a Blog Musing

So where are we at? Five games, 3 draws and 2 losses. I’m not quite ready to toss the towel in yet and repeat 2012. We have definitely had some problems. Our inability to defend set pieces is troubling considering that was a problem last year going into it and nobody bothered to address it this year. Continue reading »

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Match Report: Timbers Catch Fire; Crash and Burn

Progress isn’t always a pretty process.  And Saturday afternoon, the Timbers showed significant signs of progress before crashing to a disappointing 4-4 draw against the Seattle Sounders. Signs of hope weren’t the first thought that crossed the Timbers faithful’s mind.  … Continue reading »

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The Actually Pay Attention Blog 4

Weekly roundup of hits. Expand your knowledge. Continue reading »

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One Seat + One Scarf

Saturday is a big day, and, as with any derby match, emotions will be running high. We cannot directly control what happens on the pitch, but we can control what happens in the terraces. One of the biggest areas of … Continue reading »

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Match Report: Timbers Play Little D in Big D

The Timbers offense is a mess.  Sure, there is plenty of on-ball talent in the Timbers attack, but no amount of quality can compensate for an offense’s failure to function off the ball.  Until Saturday, the only thing keeping the … Continue reading »

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The Actually Pay Attention Blog 3

This week’s recap follows the Timbers and other moves around the league as well as the world. Your weekly update of readable info with an angle is here. Continue reading »

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Our Next Big Community Project Revealed!

It just seems like yesterday we announced successfully funding the largest project the 107 Independent Supporters Trust and Timbers Army had undertaken to date: Bless Field. It was a remarkable moment in our organization and one that would not have … Continue reading »

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Match Report: Timbers Can’t Catch a Break in Colorado

The last thing the Timbers needed on top of their tepid form was bad luck.  While the Timbers were less than overwhelming on Saturday, bad luck is exactly what they got from the linesman’s flag, the referee’s whistle, and even … Continue reading »

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The Morrison Report: Absolutely Wrong Edition

Mark Geiger got the red card on Donovan Ricketts absolutely wrong.[1]  The correct call was a yellow card on Deshorn Brown. After Dillon Powers played a 68th minute ball over the top in the direction of Deshorn Brown, Ricketts and … Continue reading »

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The Actually Pay Attention Blog 2

These are some highlights from MLS for the week. Enjoy. Continue reading »

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Match Report: Timbers Limp Out of the Gates and Into Another Draw

The wait for the Timbers to find their offensive mojo continues for another week.  In a game of two distinct halves, the Timbers sleepwalked out of the gates in the first half to fall behind then rediscovered some of their … Continue reading »

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The Actually Pay Attention Blog

I’m going to try to do this at least once a week during the season. It’s going to be full of stuff you should probably pay attention to as a fan of the mighty Portland Timbers. Continue reading »

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Help Make the 107ist Lending Library, Booked!, a reality

Hey Timbers Army supporters! The official soccer library of the TA, Booked!, is collecting footballing books and other media (mags, vids, dvds,…) at the fanladen before the match this Sunday (3/16) and before the 4/3 match vs the fishing village to the north. … Continue reading »

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Match Report: Same Problems, Improbable Savior

Sometimes preseason performance is indicative of early regular season performance.  Just as the Timbers dominated the ball, controlled much of the game, and came away disappointed against San Jose and Vancouver, Portland failed to earn a result despite an on-paper … Continue reading »

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The Morrison Report: Attackers Preview Edition

The Timbers play jazz.  Most of MLS plays classical. In the Portland Timbers’ system, the distinction between the various midfield positions and forward is largely one of degree, perspective, and circumstance.  Will Johnson is the perfect example.  In any given … Continue reading »

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The Morrison Report: 2014 Crystal Log Edition

This time of year, the forests of the Pacific Northwest are shrouded in mist, and a dense layer of grey covers the skies of Portland.  But here at The Morrison Report, the clouds obscuring our vision into the 2014 Timbers … Continue reading »

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Time is Ticking

Counting down the hours to the start of the season is always a bit rough. On one hand the offseason is really short and on the other it’s been too long since the intensity of a game that matters has coursed through your veins. Continue reading »

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