José Cardozo #Legend


Nevets here. mumble. mumble. grumble…. The CONCACAF knockout round brings renewed hope each year that one of its advanced and elite Major League Soccer clubs will jump up and win the darn thing. This was the year! Last year was the year! Three years ago was the year, and so long it goes. In football…

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Draw. Draw.

The second Portland Timbers home match to start the season, the second draw. Fact: After two matches the boys are a single point ahead of last years pace. Yep, way too early, but sorta surprising this campaign hasn’t started off with at least a couple more points, yeah? Good things have happened out on the…

Headaches around the goal?

Game Face

With my concussion like symptoms faded, I’ve now been cleared for Sundays “match day two” viewing experience; Portland Timbers vs. the Chicago Fire Soccer Club. It’s time to get serious. Pints up before noon on a Sunday? Ouch. A questionable and difficult match day decision. Remember Timbers Army faithful, it’s a long grueling Supporters Shield…


Podd #77 Now Available

Nevets survived his concussion-like game day experience in week 1 of the Portland Timbers MLS season, and he and Roberto break down the action from the Philly match. At the end of the show they are joined by On the Fire Radio‘s Jim from Bolingbrook, a true character who also provides some great [and explicit]…


PTFC v Union highlights and reactions

Portland Timbers vs. Philadelphia Union Monday Morning Media. A look back at the PTFC weekend that was…. 2014 season opener (photo essay)       Gastón Fernández’s injury time equalizer!!!!!! Timbers 1, Union 1 | Match Highlights The full post match press conference… Thanks Brian Gjurgevich for posting these. Jack Jewsbury, Donovan Ricketts, Will Johnson | Post match…

Good night!

Sleep on it

 Things you need to know before you go to bed:  For some odd reason Major League Soccer decided to make and officially post the rules and regulations before the season kicks-off. THE OLD 2013 TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURES 1 .Most Wins 2. Goals For 3. Goal Differential 4. Fewest Disciplinary Points 5. Road Goals 6. Road Goal…

MLS scheduling guru,  Professor Bobo Garber.

Goofy #MLS scheduling monkeys

Major League Soccer has a lengthy, funky fixture list that boggles the mind.  I for one haven’t an issue with the March through October regular season, it’s just the little details that leave me [us / everyone] puzzled. Four rounds of matches during the World Cup [6/11 through 7/13] including a mouth watering Timbers at…


Podd #75 Now Available

This week Roberto and the other Steven Lenhart are joined by John Nyen, who throws down some serious knowledge bombs while also failing miserably to promote his magnum opus, Essays from a Season. Pints up!   iTunes RSS Buzzsprout


From the Department of Self-Promotion

The Total Soccer Show is doing a pretty cool thing this year, previewing each MLS team through interviews with podcasters. I had the chance to talk about the Timbers. Along with my usual stumbles and pontifications and forgetting of Andrew Weber’s name, there is that discomforting moment when I was asked to talk about my…