Would You Like to Rub Kyle Beckerman's Belly?

Now you can! The Oregon Humane Society has him up for adoption.

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We understand if you want to rub Kyle Beckerman's belly. He is, after all "looking for a lap." You might prefer, however, to rustle DaMarcus Beasley's scruff. Frankly, we're partial to Fabian Johnson—but as of this Saturday, he's taken. The Oregon Humane Society has recently taken to naming their incoming unnamed pets after members of the U.S. national soccer team, who advanced on Thursday, ...   More
 
Monday, June 30, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hotseat: Portland Thorns Goalkeeper Nadine Angerer

The reigning Women’s World soccer player of the year talks about playing goalkeeper for the Thorns and life in Portland.


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If you were to pass Nadine Angerer on Hawthorne Boulevard, you might assume she’s another laid-back Portlander, out for a stroll in pegged sweat pants and fedora. Unless you’re a fan of the    More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 KATE WILLSON

World Cup 2014: Soccer-Stat City


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Sports cities are an interesting, albeit neurotic, lot. With one swish of the net as the buzzer sounds, the streets are filled with strangers hugging strangers. A blown lead can leave a pall over    More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

World Cup 2014 Scouting Report

The cast of characters in soccer’s biggest free-for-all.


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The World Cup starts with two weeks of utter chaos. Called the group stage, teams compete within eight groups of four teams each. Each group plays a round-robin tournament. There are always multip   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

World Cup 2014: Balls & Brews For Breakfast

Call in sick, quit your job—here’s how to party at 7am as the World Cup takes over Portland.


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The average American switches jobs every four years or so. We find it a startling coincidence that the World Cup also comes once every four years. So this is your time to quit that job, “work fr   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 WW Staff

WW Liveblog: Timbers at Real Salt Lake

Portland needs a win to jump start its season, but it's up against the team lest likely to cough up three points.

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Welcome to the liveblog of today's game. It goes live at 6:30. Refresh for the latest updates. This game is live on network television in Portland, but I haven't found a legal stream for it, perhaps because no such thing exists. If you have questions, comments or abuse, e-mail me or get me on Twitter @atomchak. I am desperate for feedback.PREAMBLE: This is literally the match of Portland's nightmares. ...   More
 
Saturday, April 19, 2014 by Alex Tomchak Scott

WW Liveblog: Portland Timbers v. Chivas USA

Portland tries for its first win of the season against the sick man of MLS

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 If you have questions, comments, abuse, funny pictures or anything else, e-mail me or reach me via Twitter @atomchakPREAMBLE: This week's live blog is dedicated to Andrew Jean-Baptiste, the former Timber starting out of position at left-back for Chivas USA tonight. Portland's right-sided pair of Kalif Alhassan and Alvas Powell will try to cause Jean-Baptiste problems, but the Timbers could still ...   More
 
Saturday, April 12, 2014 by Alex Tomchak Scott

WW Liveblog: Portland Timbers v. Seattle Sounders

Portland 4-4 Seattle (Chara 10', 55', Valeri 14', Urruti 57'; Cooper 3', Dempsey 24', 85', 87'P)

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To see the latest updates, refresh and scroll to the bottom. The game starts at noon on Saturday, Apr. 5. If you have thoughts or comments on the game, please email me or tweet @atomchak.PREAMBLE: Soccer derbies — games between regional rivals — are all about emotion and sentiment and lumps in the throat. Let's dedicate this one to a uniquely verklempt figure: ex-Timbers and current Sounders striker ...   More
 
Friday, April 4, 2014 by Alex Tomchak Scott

WW Liveblog: Portland Timbers v. Chicago Fire

Portland 1-1 Chicago (Fernandez 79; Larentowicz P 20')

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Refresh for live updates. If you have comments, questions or concerns, I'd love it if you'd e-mail me or tweet me @atomchak. I'm worried I might be lonely otherwise.PREAMBLE: Read my preview of this match here. The basic gist: the Chicago Fire without Mike Magee is a little bit like the Portland TrailBlazers if Terry Stotts decided to drop LaMarcus Aldridge in favor of Meyers Leonard. Except the Blazers ...   More
 
Saturday, March 15, 2014 by Alex Tomchak Scott

Deadspin Hates You, Portland Timbers Fans (and Sounders Fans)

Asks MLS to make a better Chevrolet, just like Honda did.

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Ah, springtime ascendant. Is it mere coincidence that the PSU Farmer's Market and Portland Timbers season kickoffs are on consecutive Saturdays, starting with the Timbers' opening match against the Philadelphia Union on March 8? Both offer the same exhortation: Buy local, buy fresh. Import neither your soccer matches nor your freezer-truck tomato.Well, Deadspin's peeing on your parade a bit. After ...   More
 
Friday, March 7, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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