The only bright spot for the Timbers this season is that they sit atop the Cascadia Cup standings – tied with Seattle . . . a good result against Vancouver today will put them back in the driver’s seat . . .
Vancouver has improved impressively in their second year, and currently sit in the last Western Conference playoff spot, tied with LA Galaxy in points.
Match previews and intrigue
- With ‘Caps looming, Timbers put focus on Cascadia Cup by Dan Itel at MLSSoccer.com
- KeyBank Match-up: Darlington Nagbe vs. Darren Mattocks by Brian Costello at PortlandTimbers.com
- Timbers only achievable 2012 goal on the table today vs. Vancouver by Allison Andrews at SoccerCityUSA.com
- The Devil’s Advocate by Kevin Alexander at Slide Rule Pass
- Timbers Versus Whitecaps: Role Reversal by Brenaldo at Timberlandia
- Preview: Cascadia Cup Match # 3 by Ryan Gates at Stumptown Footy
- Timbers v Vancouver – Cascadia Cup You’re Our Only Hope by ╭∩╮（︶︿︶）╭∩╮ at Mental and Green
- Defensive Struggles by Kelly McLain at NASN Portland
- Struggling Kris Boyd trying to regain his spot in Timbers’ starting 11 by Geoffrey C. Arnold at The Oregonian
- Whitecaps Jay DeMerit good to go for Saturday game against Timbers by Cam Tucker at the Vancouver Sun
- Whitecaps FC make second visit of the season to Portland Timbers by Simon Fudge at WhitecapsFC.com