Tag Archives: Eric Brunner

The Morrison Report – Moving Monday Edition

Coming out of the 2012 season, it appeared as though serious roster turnover was inevitable.  On Monday, the Timbers took a big step toward seeing that through. In a flurry of action that will be remembered for some time, the … Continue reading »

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Match Report: Set Pieces Set Portland Straight

Progress is often incremental, but it’s progress all the same. On Saturday the Portland Timbers channeled the 2011 Timbers by scoring two goals off set pieces on their way to a 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire. The Timbers stopped … Continue reading »

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Match Report: Déjà vu in Montreal

It has been 247 plus minutes of soccer since a Timber put the ball into the back of the net. If the match against Sporting KC represented a step forward, the Timbers fell off a cliff in Montreal. Promising the … Continue reading »

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The Morrison Report – Season Preview Edition

The offseason acquisitions are completed.[1] The team is fit. Jeld-Wen Field has been warmed up. Welcome to the 2012 MLS Regular Season. Many have pointed out how expectations for 2012 are substantially higher than 2011. No longer do the Timbers … Continue reading »

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The Morrison Report – January 6, 2012

Happy New Year! With the holidays in the rear view mirror, the SuperDraft Combine underway, and training camp quickly approaching on the horizon, we have been through the worst of the offseason and emerged alive on the other side. From … Continue reading »

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Match Report: Status Quo Ante Bellum

With the playoff chase heating up, the Portland Timbers scratched out a tough point in a scoreless draw on the road against Philadelphia Union.  The draw puts Portland at 33 points, one behind D.C. United for the final playoff spot. … Continue reading »

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Match Report: Timbers Stand on Brunner’s Head

The Portland Timbers logged perhaps their biggest win as an MLS club on Thursday night, knocking off Chivas USA 1-0 in a match rife with playoff implications. Before the match, many had professed it to be make or break, but … Continue reading »

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Match Report: Timbers Achieve Galactic Domination

Now that’s more like it. On Wednesday night, the Portland Timbers shocked the LA Galaxy, and perhaps themselves, by drubbing the best team in the league in front of a spirited Timbers Army and a national television audience. Continue reading »

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Timbers Can’t Capitalize, Crash in Columbus

The Timbers got back to their struggling ways on Saturday, as they again snatched defeat from the jaws of a positive result in Columbus, falling 1-0 to the Crew on a sticky evening in central Ohio. Continue reading »

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Match Report: Brunner Spurns the Crew

Osama Bin Laden was killed, Oprah filmed her last show, and the planet survived a rapture prophecy. All of these things have happened since a Timber that isn’t a central defender scored a goal. Usually when a club goes the better part of a month without any of their forwards, midfielders, or outside backs adding to their account, they make a beeline to the bottom of the table. Not your Portland Timbers, however. They have taken seven points out of nine in the midst of such a stretch. Continue reading »

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Match Report: Timbers Outlast Union to Take Three More

The Portland Timbers are showing that they know how to beat good teams in close matches. A week ago they ended Real Salt Lake’s 18-match MLS unbeaten streak with a 1-0 win marked by stifling defense. The schedule didn’t lighten up any, as Philadelphia Union brought their league-best defense into Jeld-Wen Field on Friday. Continue reading »

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