Portland Timbers Podcast Network

The Backcut goes on location as host Brian Costello sits down with ESPN analyst, U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer, co-host of Big Head Red Head Podcast, lover of Slurpees and numerous other superlatives, Alexi Lalas. We learn about the differences between being a GM and being a soccer analyst, how soccer is like performance, and much more.

Direct download: Lalas_Audio2_1-2.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:40am PDT

Fletcher Johnson talks with Eric Alexander and goalkeeping coach Mike Toshack, Timbers Academy co-director Mike Smith talks about the U-16s and U-18s, while John Strong stops by and Brian Straus talks about the USMNT.

Direct download: 10-9-12_Talk_Timbers.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 1:55pm PDT

In the midst of an intense Cascadia Cup rivalry week, host Brian Costello talks with a Timbers Army fan stuck behind enemy lines in Seattle. Agreeing to his request to remain incognito, Costello asks Mr. Pine--so named as it is the name of a street that runs through both downtown Portland & Seattle--about the difficulties of rooting from afar, how often he gets down to Portland for games, and what it's like when the Timbers Army comes north to the Emerald City.

Direct download: Backcut.100412FINAL_1-2.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:31pm PDT

Host Fletcher Johnson talks with Timbers defender Steven Smith, assist. coach Cameron Knowles and analyst Adin Brown. COO Mike Golub chats about importance of Stand Together Week while Johnson also talks Cascadia Cup with ESPN's Taylor Twellman and Sounders 'keeper Michael Gspurning. Another packed Cascadia Cup espisode.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_10-2-12.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:13am PDT

In the inaugural edition of The Backcut, host Brian Costello talks with retired MLS veteran, former US international, and man about town Jimmy Conrad to learn about what exactly the new YouTube soccer channel KICKTV is, why it matters to soccer fans, and how Jimmy got involved with it. The Backcut Podcast sits at the intersection of Timbers, soccer & culture to explore the unique elements of the beautiful game.

Direct download: Backcut.092712.JimmyConrad.FINAL_2.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:45am PDT

Host Fletcher Johnson chats with Timbers goalkeeping coach Mike Toshack, talks soccer and summer movies with midfielder Franck Songo'o, and listens to what D.C. United's Bill Hamid learned from Everton 'keeper Tim Howard.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_9-25-12.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:01pm PDT

Fletcher Johnson hosts Timbers assistant coach Sean McAuley and goalkeeper Joe Bendik. He also chats with San Jose Earthquakes' Sam Cronin, Salt Lake Tribune's Michael C. Lewis, and Timbers radio analyst Adin Brown.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_9-18-12.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:02pm PDT

Fletcher Johnson hosts the latest edition with Timbers GM/interim head coach Gavin Wilkinson and defender David Horst on the show. Johnson also looks north to Seattle with midfielder Steve Zakuani and play-by-play man Ross Fletcher. Finally, MLSsoccer.com's Greg Lalas talks about the Portland edition of the Kicking + Screening Film Festival. It's a packed Cascadia Cup episode.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_9-11-12.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 8:38am PDT

Fletcher Johnson hosts the show with guests Gavin Wilkinson, Jack Jewsbury and more talking about the "second leg" of the Timbers home-and-home series against Colorado.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_9-4-12.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 1:32pm PDT

Dan Sheldon again guest hosts and chats with GM/interim head coach Gavin Wilkinson, froward Bright Dike, and Colorado's Drew Moor. In a unique twist, Sheldon also chats with longtime Talk Timbers host John Strong as well.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_8-28-12.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:35pm PDT