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November 21, 2017 12:01 UTC
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Around The Forest: Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury was worse than he let on

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Let the rumor mill commence on the Timbers vacant job, Cristian Roldan's evolution, Liga MX playoffs are set, Top 10 teams that failed to qualify for the World Cup and more!


Media roundup: Five candidates generating buzz for the Portland job |
Who will replace Caleb Porter in Portland?

The End of an Era of Mutual Growth

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The Caleb Porter Era is over.

The top-line summation of Porter's time in Portland is straightforward: He was among the best coaches in Timbers' club history. Posting a 68-50-52 record over his five years in Portland, Porter's 1.54 points per game are the best in the brief MLS era and second best of any coach in the Timbers modern era.

Around The Forest: Sporting Kansas City’s Tim Melia wins goalkeeper of the year

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Matt Doyle talks Caleb Porter, Luka Modric outcast to all-world midfielder, USMNT legend Landon Donovan, NWSL lands in Utah and more!


Armchair Analyst: Caleb Porter's Portland tenure comes to a close |
It was unexpected. Caleb Porter had guided a dinged and damaged Portland Timbers team to the top of the Western Conference during the regular season, and then – as they proceeded to pick up a few more dings, and sustain yet more damage – they battled gamely in the Western Conference semifinals before falling, 2-1 to Houston.

Official: Caleb Porter Has Left the Portland Timbers

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In a statement released this morning the Portland Timbers made it official: Caleb Porter has moved on.

As FourFourTwo's Paul Tenorio first reported last night, the Timbers' coach of the last five seasons has reached an agreement with the side to step away, leaving the Timbers without a head coach as they head into the 2017-2018 offseason.

BREAKING: Timbers and Caleb Porter Part Ways

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The Portland Timbers and Caleb Porter have parted ways according to Paul Tenorio and FourFourTwo. Tenorio initially reported that a "power struggle" within the Timbers organization caused the parting of ways, but later versions of FourFourTwo's report did not reference any internal struggle.

A source confirmed to Stumptown Footy that Porter and the Timbers have parted ways, but denied that it was as a result of any power struggle.

MLS Expansion draft to be held December 12th

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Who will the Timbers protect?

Major League Soccer announced yesterday that the expansion draft for Los Angeles Football Club, who enter the league next season, will take place December 12th. The same thing was done last year for the inclusion of Atlanta United and Minnesota United.

Here are the rules for the draft:

LAFC will have five picks in the draft.

Around The Forest: TFC’s Jozy Altidore has suspension upheld

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Valeri and Valentin sing, six NCAA players that could make it to MLS, Dempsey and Sounders together for another year and more!


Timbers players Valeri and Valentin add their voices to special RCTID ballad | Portland Timbers
Former USL Timbers player Troy Ready–who's been known to write a Timbers song or two–penned a ballad about the 2017 season and pulled in pals Valeri and Valentin to add some backing vocals to the song.

Around The Forest: A young USMNT draws European Champions

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Thorns Ashleigh Sykes notches 100th career W-league appearance, NYCFC signs their second eSports player and more!


Academy Update | Timbers U-19s, U-17s each record back-to-back wins | Portland Timbers
The Portland Timbers U-19 and U-17 Academy teams each recorded back-to-back wins, defeating their San Diego Surf and Nomads SC counterparts, to lead the way for a successful weekend for the academy.

Help Wanted: Our Offseason Signing Wish List

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Come write for us!

Hello friends. Unfortunately for us in Portland, we're now firmly into the offseason. While I'm sure there will be plenty of Thorns and Timbers transfer stories ahead, first I want to talk about some ‘signings' of our own. We're looking to add to our staff for the 2018 season so we can provide even better coverage of Soccer City USA, and there are a few specific roles we're looking to fill.

Around The Forest: Brad Friedel ‘best fit’ for New England Revolution

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Tyler Adams and Jesse Gonzalez prep for Portugal, USL-MSL partnership five years in and more!


Academy Notebook | Two Timbers Academy defenders called into U.S. U-14 national team camp | Portland Timbers
Two members of the Portland Timbers Academy – defenders Issac Homer and Ulysses Martinez – have been called into camp with the U.

Timbers Offseason Off-Field Storylines

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With the Portland Timbers and Thorns off the field for the winter, it's time to take a look at some of the off-field storylines to watch in the offseason.

Providence Park Expansion

There won't be great visuals or anything worthy of a webcam, but the east-side expansion of Providence Park is officially underway.

Thorns feature lightly in two USA/Canada match-ups

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Lindsey Horan, Christine Sinclair, and Allie Long see the field, while AD Franch and Emily Sonnett twiddle their thumbs

The US women's national team played the second of two friendlies last night against Canada, getting a 3-1 win in San Jose to follow up a lackluster 1-1 draw on Thursday in Vancouver.

Around The Forest: Bill Tuiloma helps the New Zealand earn hard fought draw

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We've got some Top 5 lists and more!


International Notebook | Timbers' Bill Tuiloma and New Zealand earn a gutsy scoreless draw with Peru in World Cup playoff qualifier | Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers midfielder Bill Tuiloma helped New Zealand secure an important 0-0 draw with Peru in the first leg of a home-and-home World Cup intercontinental playoff Saturday.

Valeri, Chara, and Nagbe represent Timbers on MLS top jersey sales list

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Fun with jersey numbers!

I have 5 jersey's sitting in my closet right now, though at this point - I'm missing a Portland Timbers jersey. So maybe I should cruise on over to - which today released its Top 25 selling jerseys in MLS.


Those are special numbers for Timbers fans and they also made the Top 25.

Around The Forest: Sporting Kansas City’s Ike Opara wins MLS Defender Of The Year

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Thorns FC Abroad | Eckerstrom picks up clean sheet in Newcastle's win over Sonnett and Sydney | Portland Timbers
After opening W-League action last week, a trio of Thorns FC players returned to action this weekend, suiting up for their Australian club sides. Friday evening, Thorns teammates Britt Eckerstrom and Emily Sonnett met up for at McDonald Jones Stadium for an evening match between Eckerstom's Newcastle Jets and Sonnett's Sydney FC.