Big Question: How bad is the defense?

The smell of smoke bombs from the opening game of the Portland Timbers 2013 season has dissipated, which gives us an opportunity to introduce you to a new, EXCLU$IVE 5mTKO blogg feature called the Big Question. Each and every Tuesday we will ask and answer a burning question that has arisen from the previous weekend’s…

Building from the Back

Possession. Quick passing. Control. Precision. Those are the words that have often been used to describe the Caleb Porter system. Those are also the words that have almost never been used to describe the backline players for the Portland Timbers. For generations (it seems), the Timbers have had a long line of fullbacks more known…