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One Big Tree: Statement of Intent

On catharsis, putting it all together and something special.

One Big Tree: Refocused, Revitalized... and Resurgent?

On pleasant surprises and getting back to their roots (with more to prove).

One big tree: A sign of life

On rewriting scripts, pulling together, and perhaps finding a turning point.

One Big Tree: Disappointed, but not surprised anymore

On not being surprised anymore, coming home to roost, and how much more can it take.

One Big Tree: A feature, not a bug

On losing the magic, patterns emerging, and running out of time.

Numbers and Nonsense: Nine Games to Go for the Portland Timbers

Merlo Field versus Providence Park: which one is the best fit to host T2 games?

Is the cavernous Providence Park the right place to hold T2 games, or should more be held at Merlo Field?

Six Degrees: Road Warriors

Portland 2, RSL 1

State of the Timbers: Halfway home ... and not happy

The season so far, why it hurts so bad, and where it can possibly go from here.

It’s time to shed the “underdog” label

There’s only one Soccer City, USA

POR 4 - RSL 1: Timbers rediscover identity against Real Salt Lake

A return to the tried-and-true approach unlocks the attack and three points for Portland

Game Analysis: Portland 0, Dallas 0 as questions mount

Timbers’ game philosophy has diverged from achieving positive results

Portland’s new depth still has a point to prove as season enters stretch run

With four games left, the Timbers’ new depth is still searching for their own success, independent from Portland’s veterans

Analysis: Portland controls the game end-to-end in 2-0 win over Colorado

A look at what controlling a game means, Blanco’s importance to the Timbers’ attack, and more, from the Rapids game

Ebobisse’s season debut against Colorado reflects Timbers’ youth development

The 21 year old striker meets his moment with a solid showing against Colorado

Timbers secure point in chaotic New England match

A strange game reveals interesting facts about Portland’s midfield and center forward positions

Timbers find breakthrough against Toronto

The result is a culmination of patience in their approach, Gio says

In defeat, Portland finds something to build on

Signs of progress in the evolution of Portland’s style of play

An open letter to Jaelene Hinkle

Savarese’s Choice: To Press or Not To Press?

Six Degrees: A Work In Progress

Galaxy 2, Timbers 1

I’m not crying, you’re crying: Our favorite Nagbe memories

Diego Valeri, Our Guy

Opinion: It’s Time to Get Over Gavin as Cartoon Villain

Thorns FC: 2017 By the Numbers

I Reviewed a Weird Timbers-Themed Bobblehead and All I Got was this Weird Timbers-Themed Bobblehead

The End of an Era of Mutual Growth

Timbers Offseason Off-Field Storylines

Thorns FC: A Tale of Two Keepers

Roses and Thorns: We few, we happy few

Roses and Thorns: This Year

Roses and Thorns: the One for All the Marbles