Style Spotlight

Nigeria's Stylish (and Portland-Born) World Cup Jerseys Sold Out in Minutes

Nike designer and Toffee Club co-owner Pete Hoppins explains why football fashion is having a moment.

06/26/2018 By Eden Dawn

Soccer

The Cascadian 'National' Team Played in the World Cup Quarterfinals

Team USA may be out of the World Cup, but Team Cascadia made a deep run.

06/05/2018 By Arlo Voorhees

Sports

An Innovative Grassroots Soccer Tournament Takes on Homelessness

Timbers stars and community activists will kick off in the Portland Social Change Cup, harnessing street soccer for good causes.

05/25/2018 By Sam Pape

Soccer

The Sad American's Guide to Picking a World Cup Team

The United States men's team failed to qualify for the tournament for the first time since the 1980s. Here's how to find a new squad to get behind.

05/22/2018 By Marty Patail

Sports

The Lefty Punks of German Soccer Come to Portland

On May 22, FC St. Pauli squares off against the Timbers' reserve squad.

04/24/2018 By Marty Patail

Holiday Avoidance

5 Ways to Skip St. Patrick’s Day

In America, March 17 celebrations can feel like one big ethnic slur. Here are some alternatives.

03/06/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

The Timbers' New Boss Recalls the Weird Early Days of MLS

Giovanni Savarese was a hot goal scorer in the ’90s. Now he takes over as Portland's manager.

02/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

Soccer

Darlington Nagbe Is Leaving the Timbers—But We Will Always Have His Luscious Goals

The US international and fan fave departs for Atlanta. These are some of his greatest strikes.

12/13/2017 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail

Soccer

The Portland Thorns Are the Biggest Women's Sports Franchise on Earth

But you already knew that, right?

11/20/2017 By Katelyn Best

Soccer

The Timbers Are in the Playoffs, Baby!

The battle begins on Monday against the Houston Dynamo. Chris Rifer reports.

10/27/2017 By Chris Rifer

Soccer

The Portland Thorns Are Thiiiiiiissss Close to a Championship

They’re already the biggest women’s soccer team in the world.

10/12/2017 By Katelyn Best

Book Events

Is Portland the Center of the Women’s Soccer Universe?

Yes, according to a new book by retired pro soccer player Gwendolyn Oxenham. She’ll be at Powell’s with Thorns midfielder Allie Long on September 29.

09/21/2017 By Katelyn Best

Soccer

The Timbers Just Signed a New Goalkeeper and He's 5 Years Old

North Portland's Derrick Tellez just signed to a one-game contract for this Sunday's match against Orlando SC.

09/20/2017 By Marty Patail

Sports

Meet the Portland Coach Breaking Down Barriers on the Soccer Pitch

Best known for his viral coming-out video, Kaig Lightner reaches out to kids from low-income families and welcomes LGBTQ players—and his coaching extends beyond the field.

07/10/2017 By Molly Woodstock

History

40 Years Ago, Pelé Played His Last Game—Ever—in Portland

In 1977, the Brazilian soccer star bowed out in the Rose City.

07/10/2017 By Marty Patail

Q&A

Portland Thorns Goalkeeper Nadine Angerer on Her Adopted Hometown

"I wouldn’t have said I could imagine living in the US, but I could imagine living in Portland."

06/30/2017 By Katelyn Best

Sports

Providence Park Is About to Get a Major Expansion

The $50 million plan will add 4,000 seats to the stadium.

06/12/2017 By Marty Patail

Brand New

Timbers Gear for People Who Don't Do Jerseys

Bridge & Burn teamed up with the Timbers Army to create a line of cool, everyday fan apparel.

05/09/2017 By Eden Dawn

Sports

The Timbers Are Adding 4,000 Seats to Providence Park and It Looks Incredible

The $50 million-plus Providence Park expansion will be privately funded.

04/26/2017 By Marty Patail