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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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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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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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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 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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Match Report: Timbers Rattled By Quakes’ Set Pieces

The Portland Timbers opened the Rose City Invitational on Sunday evening looking to put on a good performance and give their supporters a taste of the success to come in 2014. While in many respects the boys in green delivered … Continue reading »

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The Morrison Report: Spending Wisely Edition

As long as they’ve been in MLS, the Portland Timbers have played in the designated player market.  The Timbers signed their first DP, Diego Chara, on April 13, 2011, less than one month into their first MLS campaign.  Like many … Continue reading »

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The Morrison Report – Answering the Call Edition

As has become tradition here at The Morrison Report, with the Timbers 2013 campaign in the books, it’s time to talk who from the Timbers will be in green come March and who will be plying his trade elsewhere.  In … Continue reading »

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Match Report: RSL Runs Away; Timbers Promise To Be Back

There were countless storylines created at Jeld-Wen Field Saturday night.  Real Salt Lake deservedly advanced to the MLS Cup Final.  The Portland Timbers clattered out of the playoffs, getting beat convincingly by an RSL team that was simply better.  Jason … Continue reading »

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The Morrison Report – Leg Two Tactics Edition

With just hours to go before the Portland Timbers try to climb the mountain that is their two-goal deficit to Real Salt Lake in Leg Two of the Western Conference Final, there are a few tactical questions that remain unanswered.  … Continue reading »

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The Morrison Report – BFD Edition

Pending expected CONCACAF approval, the Portland Timbers have qualified for the CONCACAF Champions League. Confirming a November 6th report by Prost Amerkia, the MLS website revealed Friday evening that a CCL berth will be awarded to the regular season conference … Continue reading »

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Match Report: Timbers Down, But Not Out

It was never going to be as easy against Real Salt Lake as it was against Seattle.  But for a brief moment on Sunday, it appeared as though the Timbers fortunes had changed against the opponent that has been their … Continue reading »

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Match Report: Timbers Stick a Fork in the Fish

One team was focused on Thursday night.  The other was not.  One team was determined on Thursday night.  The other was not.  One team was desperate for victory on Thursday night.  The other was not. The Portland Timbers are into … Continue reading »

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Match Report: Timbers Flip Script on Sounders

Think back to August 25, 2013.  The Portland Timbers, in the midst of a rough stretch of play, headed to Seattle without Diego Chara, Will Johnson, and Ben Zemanski – their entire starting central midfield and first off the bench … Continue reading »

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Match Report: Timbers Escape Galaxy, Enter Race for Universal Supremacy

As summer turned to fall, Caleb Porter began to talk more and more about grinding out results in tight games.  Throughout much of August, however, the Timbers showed a knack for leaving points on the table – passing the eyeball … Continue reading »

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The Morrison Report: Ride the Horse That Brought You Edition

Barring a catastrophic collapse from the Timbers, Caleb Porter should and will be MLS Coach of the Year.  Jason Kreis is the only other coach whose name reasonably should be on the ballot, but considering the Timbers’ cupboard was almost … Continue reading »

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Match Report: Real Points, Not Style Points

The Timbers have earned a lot of style points in 2013.  Throughout much of the season, they’ve looked to the naked eye like one of the best teams in MLS.  And yet, coming into Friday’s match against Colorado, Portland sat … Continue reading »

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Match Report: Timbers Leave Points in Los Angeles Again

The StubHub Center continues to be a hullabaloo for the Portland Timbers.  Winless in seven tries at the house shared by Chivas USA and L.A. Galaxy, the Portland Timbers disappointingly drew the Goats in a disjointed Saturday evening affair. The … Continue reading »

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Match Report: Timbers Squander Surge in Seattle

It was always going to be difficult for the Timbers in Seattle without Will Johnson and Diego Chara.  But for forty-five minutes on Saturday, the Portland Timbers were dominant, carving their way through the Seattle midfield with ease.  But as … Continue reading »

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