The Stats Man

At the Half…….. So here we are seventeen Portland Timbers matches into the 2013 MLS season. Halfway to, WGWTL [This Year!] PORTLAND TIMBERS OVERALL GP 17 W-D-L 7-9-1 HOME GP 8 W-D-L 5-2-1 AWAY GP 9 W-D-L 2-7-0 vs. EAST GP 7 W-D-L 3-3-1

A Team Transformed

It is remarkable how quickly the Portland Timbers have been transformed. We are six games into the 2013 season and what we are seeing on the pitch is so very different than what we have ever seen before. Even with a roster that was blown up and even with a new manager who comes with…

First, one-seventh.

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…

Caleb’s Center Back Choice

In his brief stint as Portland Timbers manager, Caleb Porter’s job has been to make choices. Does he trade all of John Spencer players for allocation money or bury them in the Willamette River? Does he laugh at his general manager’s eagerness to bring in Belize’s best for a trial or does he placate him?…

St. Caleb’s Day

He might not pack the one liners or have the charmingly hard to understand accent or the smartyphone, but this Caleb Porter fellow has a few things going for him that make him a person worthy of a Valentine’s Day card or two placed in his cubbyhole. For one thing, he makes up for his…

Timbers Training: Hey Porter, Day 1

Heard when the guys from Dropping Timber stepped outside the Bullpen for a smoke the other night Dropping Frank’s preseason press pass was stolen. Anyone know about this? If anyone in the Timbers Army has seen Dropping Frank’s preseason press pass please return it ASAP. He’s been twittering about it for the past few days…