|What to expect from Saturdays match…..|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC||Portland Timbers|
|GF / GA||9 / 5||8 / 7|
|Avg. Combined Goals||2.80||3.00|
|Clean Sheet %||10%||0%|
|Failed to Score||0||0|
|Failed to Score %||0%||0%|
|Points Per Match
|MLS Ranking||13th Overall||6th Overall|
|Conference Rank||7th West||2nd West|
|Form||1 win in last 8 matches||9 matches unbeaten|
|Failed to Score||2||1|
|Fouls Per Match
|PK Conversion Rate||100%||100%|
|Shots on Target||5.00||5.27|
It’s still early in the 2013 MLS season, only ten weeks of matches have been played but with a full slate of midweek matches week eleven looks to be the most challenging to date.
||v Houston Dynamo
||Wed. May 8|
|New York Red Bulls||v Impact de Montréal|
|New England Revolution
||v Real Salt Lake|
|Sporting Kansas City||v Seattle Sounders FC|
|FC Dallas||v Portland Timbers|
|San Jose Earthquakes||v Toronto FC|
|Chicago Fire Soccer Club||v Philadelphia Union||Sat. May 11|
|Impact de Montréal||v Real Salt Lake|
|Seattle Sounders FC||v San Jose Earthquakes|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC||v Los Angeles Galaxy|
|Columbus Crew||v Colorado Rapids|
|New England Revolution||v New York Red Bulls|
|FC Dallas||v DC United|
|Portland Timbers||v CD Chivas USA||Sun. May 12|
|Houston Dynamo||v Sporting Kansas City|
Eleven of nineteen teams play two matches this game week. This will be a turning point for those who can get the full six points and for those who end up with none. Besides watching Portland us Timbers fans we will be keeping a close eye on the Western Conference clubs that are doubled up. RSL has two away matches vs. eastern teams, San Jose has one home and one away, the last place Seattle Sounders have two tricky matches, and the top team in the west, FC Dallas plays both at home.
So what do we know so far?
- FC Dallas is 5-0-0 / +7 at home.
- Seattle is 0 for 3 at home.
- DC United has been shutout in all 4 away matches.
- Timbers have taken points in all 4 away matches.
- Seattle has only scored ONE home goal.
- 40,000 Sounders fans have requested refunds.
FC Dallas v Portland Timbers
The Timbers Army two hours before kickoff. Full voice.
Hey Revs, what’s it like to see a crowd?
Some very interesting comments from the Sporting Kansas City side after the way the Timbers played to defeat SKC 3-2 at Sporting Park.
they are very physical… Sporting KC Defender Aurelien Collin.
they really attacked the game… Sporting KC Forward Jacob Peterson.
we played fragmented and discombobulated… Sporting KC Assistant Coach Kerry Zavagnin.
These Timbers in 30 Spotlight interviews are fantastic. Makes me proud to be Timbers Army.
“Timbers Knockout Mixtape” is a semi-often, ofter-changing, music playlist to kill the pain between the boring-ass non Timbers match days. TKO Mixtape always has a theme relating to RCTID Supporters Culture.
Sing Loud! Sing Proud!
TKO Mixtape: I Don’t Feel No Earth, Quake.
Now that Portland has played a five spot of games we have a pretty good [small] sample size of how things are progressing in Porterland. Through the first, one-seventh of the season I’ve felt it best to look at each match as an individual idea and for my own sanity I’ve followed Caleb Porter’s advice and did my best in blanking out the horrors of previous regimes. I’ve found this way of thinking is the trend among the folks I’ve personally raised pints with this season.
From time to time comparisons do popup within the ranks of the Timbers faithful but for the most part, much trust has been placed in Porter’s hands. To reverse things and see the past as a positive, the modern era Timbers haven’t been a club known for playing technical football, until now. Out, is the manager who preached the dinosaur football we’ve grown up watching. In, is the manager who stresses tactical awareness and has a strong eye for what his players need to be successful.
For me that’s the biggest challenge for the modern manager. Knowing what the players needs are to be successful, and being able to bring that out for the benefit of the team. Obviously it’s early days but it looks like Mr. Caleb Porter has quickly identified how the core of this team works individually for the betterment of the collective. This change in philosophy has already reaped early benefits. We’ve seen the emergence of a strong physical and mental attitude of Rodney Wallace. The benefit to the team was snatching a 90th minute goal to earn a point in Seattle….off the head of RodWall. Legend.
Did I mention the 5mTKO World Empire has increased by one?