The Portland Timbers will make the big jump to Major League Soccer next year but most of the current players won’t be jumping with them. To make the move with the team a player really needs to stand out. And that player may be Ryan Pore.
Vancouver takes a one-goal lead heading into the final match of the two-game, aggregate-goal semifinal series on Sunday at PGE Park. The winner of the series will advance to the USL First Division championship round.
Thursday’s win helped the Timbers (16-4-10, 58pts) snap a two-game losing skid. Portland enters the postseason as the USL First Division’s No. 1 seed after capturing the 2009 Commissioner’s Cup as the regular-season champion, earning a first-round...
For the second straight game, the Timbers doubled their opponents in shot opportunities, but could not pull out a victory. Portland had a 24-9 advantage in shots over the City Stars and out-shot the Austin Aztex, 23-12 on Friday in a 2-1 defeat.
Forward Antouman Jallow scored his first goal of the season and rookie goalkeeper Brian Visser recorded the shutout as the Portland Timbers defeated German club Bayern Munich II 2-0 in an international exhibition match Thursday before 9,340 at PGE Park.
A last minute goal by midfielder Keith Savage lifted the Portland Timbers to a 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact in front of 6,427 at PGE Park Thursday. Savage’s goal in the 90th minute extended the Timbers’ unbeaten streak to eight matches.