The Portland Timbers' preseason does not start until January 25th, but No. 4 draft pick Jeremy Ebobisse should arrive in camp looking sharp after another call up to the United States Men's National Team U-20's for the young forward.
The U-20's, helmed by head coach Tab Ramos, will hold their January camp in preparation for the U-20 World Cup qualifying tournament; starting today, Jan.
The Timbers signed 3 players from T2, and the Superdraft is in the books. Kevin & Josh give a run down on the newest additions to the first team.
Rennico Clarke, Victor Arboleda, and Kendall McIntosh joined the ranks of the senior team this week. And they were followed by draft picks Jeremy Ebobisse and Michael Amick.
Portland drafted three forwards and a midfielder in Parsons' second Draft day with the team — how will this impact the Thorns as we head into the NWSL 2017 preseason?
The fifth NWSL College that happened this Thursday, January 12th, and it was an exciting day. In an article for the ThornsFC.
The Portland Timbers made their big splash early in the draft when they traded up to take Jeremy Ebobisse with the No. 4 pick. Now Ebobisse has some company in the Timbers' rookie class after Caleb Porter and company took UCLA center back Michael Amick with the No. 32 pick.
The Bruins' captain since his sophomore year and a regular contributor since he was a freshman, Amick played 73 games over the course of his four years with the Bruins.
There are always trades aplenty on draft day and this year the Portland Timbers got in on the action, trading $100,000 in general allocation money, the No. 10 pick, and an international slot for the Houston Dynamo's No. 4 pick, which they promptly used to select 19 year old Generation Adidas forward Jeremy Ebobisse out of Duke University.
Some people love it and some people hate it.
It is time for the 2017 MLS SuperDraft and the Portland Timbers hold the No. 10 and No. 32 picks in this year's college player give-away.
Although questions abound every year about the draft's continued relevance, this year's crop of college seniors, Generation Adidas players, and international signees boasts a number of players who look likely to contribute at the MLS level.
The 2017 MLS SuperDraft is coming up at noon today and the Portland Timbers have the No. 10 pick, giving them a good chance at bringing in a player who could some day develop into a serious contributor for the side.
Or, with some wheeling and dealing, the Timbers could move up in the draft and take a chance on one of the highly rated youngsters who have impressed at this year's combine.
The Portland Thorns added four new players via the NWSL College Draft in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, drafting midfielder-forward Rachel Hill (#14 overall) out of UConn, forward Savannah Jordan (#18 overall) out of Florida, forward Tyler Lussi (#21 overall) out of Princeton, and midfielder-forward Caroline Flynn out of Nebraska (#40 overall).
There is plenty going on today for fans of Portland soccer — signings, more signings, and the NWSL College Draft — but Major League Soccer waits for no man (or, clearly, woman), so it comes as no surprise that the league's schedule has been released in the middle of this already busy day.
After a quick look, the Portland Timbers' 2017 regular season schedule looks fairly well constructed, but as we are still in the era of uneven scheduling there are plenty of quirks to be found, particularly with expansion sides Atlanta United and Minnesota United entering the league.
Thursday was a busy day for youngsters in the Timbers system. Along with the signings of Victor Arboleda and Rennico Clarke, two young, international prospects brought in to be nurtured at T2, the Timbers also announced they have signed Kendall McIntosh to a first-team contract and brought Jack Barmby back for a second season in the Rose City.
On Thursday the Portland Timbers announced they have signed Rennico Clarke and Victor Arboleda, a pair of T2 products, to first-team contracts. Together with homegrown player Marco Farfan, Arboleda and Clarke make three 2016 T2 contributors now signed to the first team. But more than just an infusion of young talent into the first team, the signings of Arboleda and Clarke represent the first wave of a new development era in Portland.
The 2017 NWSL College Draft kicks off at Noon.
The Portland Thorns enter the 2017 NWSL College Draft in a very different position than last season, after finishing with the best regular season record in 2016 and taking home the NWSL Shield for the first time in team history.
This year's draft is considered to be fairly deep.
With most of the greater Portland metro area paralyzed by snow, the Portland Timbers have provided a beacon of hope in these trying times; this morning the Timbers released their new 2017-18 home kit.
We first got a glimpse of the kit back in the tail-end of November when Merritt Paulson tweeted a photo of Diego Valeri lacing up his boots in the clearly retro-inspired green, artfully covering up much of the torso with a raised knee.
The Portland Timbers' search for a new winger may be drawing to a close according to reports out of Argentina and the US today that are linking the side to a $4.5 million move for San Lorenzo's Sebastian Blanco.
Blanco, 28, was first linked to the Timbers this morning in a tweet from Argentine journalist César Luis Merlo stating that San Lorenzo were looking to sell.
The 2017 MLS Combine is in full swing, kicking off with a pair of matches on Sunday afternoon and continuing today with another two as the seniors, Generation Adidas signings, and young internationals square off to impress assorted MLS coaches — likely including Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter.