The Timbers ranked second-to-last in goals scored on the season with 34, ahead of only Chivas USA. With a big offseason ahead including a new head coach, Portland Timbers fans will be expecting big changes for the 2013 season.
The Portland Timbers concluded their 2012 season on Saturday with a 1-1 draw.
With claiming of the 2012 Cascadia Cup, Portland's incoming head coach Caleb Porter will have some momentum leading into 2013.
The Timbers' up and down season wasn't for not, as they finally reached their goal of winning the Cascadia Cup.
In what was the second-largest crowd in MLS history, the Seattle Sounders handily defeated the Portland Timber at Century Link Field 3-0 Sunday evening. The raucous crowd of 66,452 draped in green had plenty to cheer about as the Sounders denied the Timbers a bid for the Cascadia Cup.
The lackluster 2012 Portland Timbers campaign took a much-needed turn toward the positive last week as the club showed signs of life both on the pitch and in the front office. The Rose City squad not only took six points from their two matches during the week but also was also able to land a new leader for the 2013 season. It seems the team has finally found an identity on the offensive attack and were able to record their first clean sheet since May 15th when they beat Colorado 1-0 on Saturday. While a playoff run seems improbable, it may still be too soon to call it quits on this Portland Timbers season.
The Portland Timers finally gave their fans something to cheer about for the first time since the firing of former coach John Spencer. The club has had its fair share of let downs this season but when it has come to playing their heated rivals, the Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps, the Timbers have been nothing short of stellar. After Saturday’s 2-1 win against the Whitecaps, the Timbers improved their point total in the Cascadian Cup to 7 points, which is three points clear of hated Seattle.
The Timbers' horrible season lingers on, and the Gavin Wilkinson era is proving to be a colossal flop. It's clearly time for a change in the Rose City, but what?
The Timbers have struggled mightily under interim manager Gavin Wilkinson. What will it take to right the ship? It better be soon.
Portland's interim coach Gavin Wilkinson is already feeling the pressure as two embarrassing loses have Timbers fans up in arms.