Soccer

Thorns and Timbers Took the Field Together in Ukraine-UNICEF Fundraiser

The at-times bizarre soccer game in a packed Providence Park raised $435,000 and counting.

04/28/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Timbers and Thorns Will Play Together April 27 for Ukraine Fundraiser

Admission to the soccer game at Providence Park is free, with donations encouraged for UNICEF.

04/20/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Portland’s 2021 MLS Cup Final, in Photos

A look at the rainy day the Portland Timbers lost to NYC FC

12/21/2021 Photography by Alli Weseman

Soccer

Timbers Fall in Penalty Shootout as New York CIty FC Wins MLS Cup

A last-seconds Timbers goal sent the game to extra time, but New York City FC wins on penalties.

12/11/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

What Happens When Your City Hosts the MLS Cup

From Morrison Bridge lights to custom Voodoo Doughnuts, it's beginning to look a lot like Timbers all over town.

12/09/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Timbers in the MLS Final & Thorns Announce New Coach

It was a pretty good week in Portland soccer news.

12/07/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Our Sporting Past

Portland Sports Teams: An Incomplete History

Who remembers the Buckaroos, the Rosebuds, and the Forest Dragons? Here's how Portland eventually got its current pro teams: the Blazers, Timbers, and Thorns.

12/02/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Golazo!

Portland Timbers' Asprilla Scores the Goal of the Year

With an unbelievable bicycle kick, the Colombian buried the San Jose Earthquakes and set the internet on fire.

10/28/2021 By Fiona McCann

Op Ed

Why Are We Surprised by the Women's Soccer Allegations?

The allegations about a former Portland Thorns coach has sent ripples through the league. But what did we expect?

10/05/2021 By Katelyn Best

Soccer

Providence Park to Open at 80 Percent Capacity June 19

No masks required at Timbers and Thorns games when the new policy kicks in, but fans 16 and older must have proof of vaccination.

06/03/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Sports

Fans Set to Return to Outdoor Sporting Events at Limited Capacity in Oregon

The Portland Thorns’ April 9 game will be Oregon’s first live major sporting event with fans in the stands since the Blazers played on March 10, 2020.

03/17/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Jeremy Ebobisse Is Done Letting Microaggressions and Overt Racism Slide

At just 24 years old, the Portland Timbers forward is a leader when it comes to activism within professional sports.

03/16/2021 By Katelyn Best

Shop Local

‘Be Here for Portland’ Campaign Asks Shoppers to Stay Local

Artists, athletes, musicians, business boosters, and celebs encourage Portlanders to take their love to town—or rather, spend their dollars in town.

12/18/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

The Timbers Are in the Playoffs Again, Baby

First up: a game at home against FC Dallas on Sunday, November 22

11/21/2020 By Marty Patail

Soccer

Portland Timbers Face Orlando FC in Bubble Tournament Final

And after MLS is Back ends, the MLS is, um, back.

08/11/2020 By Margaret Seiler

How We're Coping

Timbers Star Diego Valeri on Keeping Fit in Quarantine

The team captain talks about staying game-ready, his coaching license, and whether he'd consider a coaching job in Portland.

07/13/2020 By Marty Patail

Sports

Saturday’s Portland Thorns Game Is Set to Kick Off the Return of Pro Sports in the US

Tobin Heath has opted out of the Challenge Cup, and the Orlando Pride will not attend after multiple players test positive for COVID-19.

06/23/2020 By Margaret Seiler

What Now?

What Does Coronavirus Mean for Sports?

Here’s what the return of the Blazers, Timbers, and Thorns could look like

06/01/2020 By Katelyn Best

Sports During Quarantine

The Timbers and Thorns Will Now Air Classic Matches on FOX 12

Yup. It feels like a good time to rewatch that epic MLS home opener from 2011.

03/17/2020 By Marty Patail

THE SHAKEDOWN

What’s the Deal with the Portland Timbers?

The upsides and downsides of the city’s men’s soccer team, whose 10th MLS season begins on March 1.

02/25/2020 By Marty Patail and Margaret Seiler