Today brings a preview of Portland’s first home game in a month, this time against Houston Dynamo. We look at Houston’s strengths and what Portland might do to account for them. Diego Valeri, David Horst and Jack Jewsbury’s places in the line-up are also discussed, as well as a bit of an update on Hanyer Mosquera.
Today’s show is a breakdown of the Timbers’ 2-2 draw in Colorado. Topics include Diego Chara’s role, Diego Valeri’s disappearance, Jack Jewsbury’s roaming, Darlington Nagbe’s left foot and whether or not Portland can get to an average of six points each month.
The show’s Portland-Colorado preview is assisted by ESPN Denver and MLSsoccer.com’s Chris Bianchi. He breaks down the Rapids’ injuries, expected contributors, Danny Mwanga and the weather. Meanwhile, we cover Darlington Nagbe’s injury status, David Horst’s return, Portland’s travel schedule and our expectations on Caleb Porter’s preferred set-up.
A rare short Tuesday show brings a look back at Caleb Porter’s conversation with us, the Timbers’ travel plans and the necessity for three points at Colorado this coming weekend.
Today we’re joined by Caleb Porter after Timbers practice at their Beaverton training facility. He shares thoughts on the Timbers’ defense, the benefit of an extra week off, his offensive strategy and his training philosophy in an enlightening and technical conversation.
Portland’s 1-1 draw with Seattle is the main vehicle for this show’s discussion, though a conversation about Hanyer Mosquera and the Timbers’ roster moves is also a major part of the show. Additionally, tactics, Diego Chara, the defense and whether or not there should’ve been a penalty are included.
Today’s show previews the big Seattle-Portland game this weekend with MLSsoccer.com’s Jeremiah Oshan. From the Timbers side, the midfield diamond comes back into view, Frederic Piquionne’s status is discussed and Caleb Porter’s preparations are detailed.
Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Kalif Alhassan, Ryan Miller and Ben Zemanski are focal points in the discussion of Portland’s 2-1 loss to Montreal Impact. Additional conversation examines Portland’s defense as a whole, whether the Timbers are doomed to fail when opponents set up defensively and whether Caleb Porter will shift formations in Seattle this weekend.
Portland’s 3-3 draw with Red Bull New York dominates today’s show, though a quick mention of Sal Zizzo’s meniscus injury comes at the top. Discussions about Mikael Silvestre, Donovan Ricketts, Diego Valeri, Portland’s pressing, Caleb Porter’s subs and New York’s shifts in style are all featured, as well as the season’s first fantasy update.
Our first preview show of the season welcomes Dave Martinez of Seeing Red and inquires about Thierry Henry, Juninho, field turf, Mike Petke and Eric Alexander. A breakdown of the Timbers’ formation options, expectations for the month of March and the Danny Mwanga/Frederic Piquionne swap are all discussed, as well.