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News, editorials, and other articles relating only to the Portland Timbers.

Former Timbers captain Liam Ridgewell joins PTFC broadcasting team

The Timbers’ former captain and MLS Cup winner rejoins the club in the broadcasting booth

Post-slab pint: Timbers 2-1 LAFC

The Portland Timbers secured three big points against an LAFC team also vying for a playoff spot. What was good and what was bad about the result?

Asprilla, Fochive notch in Timbers’ 2-1 victory over LAFC

The Timbers defeated LAFC 2-1 and now sit in fifth place in the Western Conference with 37 points, only one point behind the LA Galaxy in fourth.

Match Thread: Portland Timbers vs. LAFC

One point separates the Portland Timbers and LAFC. It’s a playoff position six-pointer in Providence Park.

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Coverage Hub: Portland Timbers at Philadelphia Union

How the Timbers gutted out a hard-earned draw

Wednesday night’s performance came about via key coaching decisions, a commitment to defend with effort, and a dash of "never say die".

Ten-man Timbers battle back to draw Rapids 2-2 at home

A first-half Bill Tuiloma red card made things interesting. Goals from Mora and Blanco would rescue a point for Portland.

Match Thread: Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids

The Timbers return to Providence Park looking for their fourth consecutive win.

Savarese’s Timbers tenure and the battle to ‘right the ship’ in 2021

After a rocky start to the season and a show of faith from Merritt Paulson, will Giovanni Savarese turn results around and remain in charge of the team past 2021?

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

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

Sebastian Blanco named to MLS Team of the Week for Week 24

It’s the third week in a row a Timbers player has made the TOTW.

Portland Timbers scrap past the Whitecaps 1-0 in BC; win third straight on the road

An own goal created by Sebastian Blanco and Felipe Mora, along with some resolute defending, provided the difference in the Cascadia clash.

Match Thread: Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

The Timbers travel to Vancouver in search of their third consecutive road win.

The Importance of Sebastian Blanco’s Growing Impact

Seba is starting to return to his full powers and it’s coming at the perfect time for the Timbers.

Mora named to MLS Team of the Week; Clark included on the bench

Felipe Mora’s prowess in front of goal lands him in the MLS Team of the Week; Steve Clark named to the bench.

Portland Timbers win in Houston for the first time in their MLS history, via a 2-0 victory

Yimmi Chara and Felipe Mora deliver again as Portland win their second consecutive road match.

Match Preview: Three Keys to the Timbers dispatching the Dynamo

Sunday’s win against Seattle was a signature result. In order to truly make it a turning point, Portland must avoid a letdown in Houston.

One big tree: A sign of life

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

Timbers, Thorns FC collaborate with local partners for 10th anniversary of Stand Together Week

Timbers and Thorns FC announce volunteer opportunities across the Portland metro area for Stand Together Week.

Blanco and Mora score as the Timbers defeat Seattle 2-0 at Lumen Field

The Timbers put themselves in a playoff position after beating Seattle 2-0 at Lumen Field.

Match Thread: Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders

The Timbers and Sounders play in the nightcap of the Cascadia rivalry doubleheader.

Three (more) questions with Sounder at Heart

Dave Clark of Sounder at Heart again answers some of our questions to help us preview Sunday’s match

Timbers, Thorns to require masks at Providence Park beginning Wednesday

Timbers & Thorns to require masks and proof of vaccination or negative PCR test to enter Providence Park.

One Big Tree: Disappointed, but not surprised anymore

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

Timbers fall 3-1 to Austin FC

An uninspired first half sunk Portland early, with Austin earning a 3-1 win over the Timbers.

Match Thread: Portland Timbers @ Austin FC (6 p.m. Pacific)

Game 2 of the road trip commences shortly.

Timbers escape Kansas City with 1-1 draw

Sporting Kansas City scored in stoppage time to tie the Timbers 1-1.

Match Thread: Portland Timbers @ Sporting Kansas City (5:30 p.m. Pacific)

A grueling road trip begins tonight in Kansas City.

One Big Tree: A feature, not a bug

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

Timbers & Thorns to require proof of vaccination at Providence Park

Starting on August 25, fans entering the stadium will need to provide proof of full vaccination status

Portland Timbers get blown out 6-2 at home by Seattle Sounders in rivalry clash

It was bad. Like, really bad.

Match Day Thread: Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders (7:00 p.m. Pacific)

A lovely day to gut some fish.