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Around the Forest: All Gleeson, All the Time

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 5/03/16.

From the Wide World of Soccer:

Bad officiating is occurring because the MLS is becoming too popular, says Peter Walton, as he stares straight ahead ignoring the rapidly rising tide of logic climb higher and higher around him.

Around the Forest: Championships and Saves

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 5/02/16.

From the Wide World of Soccer:

Louis van Gaal calls a ref not noticing hair pulling "sexual masochism." Perhaps if MLS coaches used that language, PRO would be more responsive? [SI]

Juve wins it's 5th Serie A championship in a row; somewhere an Italian version of Skip Bayless is vigorously debating if that makes them a dynasty.

Darlington Nagbe on 40 Man USMNT Copa America Roster

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Darlington Nagbe was named to the preliminary United States Mens National Team roster for the Copa America Centenario today by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

Nagbe, along with eighteen other players from Major League Soccer, was named to the 40 man roster, but that does not mean that he is assured of a place on the side.

Three Questions from the Timbers' 2-1 Win over Toronto FC

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Having taken seven points from the last three games, the Portland Timbers took another step on Sunday toward righting the ship after a disappointing start to 2016. Of the Timbers' results over the last two weeks, Sunday's win over Toronto FC was the best as Portland found a way to take all three points from a sharp TFC side.

MATCH RECAP: Portland Thorns FC 1, Boston Breakers 0

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Brynjarsdottir scores second of the season, Thorns keep first clean sheet to keep Breakers winless

Midfielder Dagny Brynjarsdottir scored her second goal of the season to give Portland Thorns FC (2-0-1, 7pts) a 1-0 road win over the Boston Breakers (0-3-0, 0pts) Sunday afternoon in front of 3,698 fans.

Portland Timbers Beat Toronto FC, Baldomero Toledo 2-1

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The Portland Timbers gutted out a 2-1 win at Providence Park today against a strong Toronto FC side, overcoming a tying goal and some baffling refereeing in the contentious match.

The Timbers opened the scoring early, getting on the board int he 17th minute. After working the ball down the pitch, the home side were able to keep Toronto under pressure for an extended period, working the ball around the outside of the box.

Portland Thorns at Boston Breakers: How to Watch, Preview, Match chat [2:00]

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The Portland Thorns are on the road today and set to take on the Boston Breakers in just their third match of the season. Despite going 1-0-1 in their first two games, Mark Parsons' freshly reconstructed side has yet to put their stamp on the season, and this road trip will be a good opportunity to do so against a struggling Breakers side.

Portland Timbers vs. Toronto FC: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [12:30]

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The Portland Timbers host Eastern Conference side Toronto FC today for the visitor's eighth road game to start the season. The Timbers come into this one freshly reinforced thanks to the respective returns of Diego Valeri and Liam Ridgewell, but will find themselves up against some stiff competition from 2015 MLS MVP Sebastian Giovinco and former Timbers captain Will Johnson.

Is Fanendo Adi Headed Overseas? Probably Not Anytime Soon

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With the end of the season approaching all across Europe, so is the so-called "silly season" and the plentiful transfer rumors that tend to come with it. These rumors seem to touch teams all across the globe and the Portland Timbers are not exempt from that.

The latest rumors linking a Timbers player to an overseas move cropped up yesterday as a report from Yahoo Sports had Timbers striker and leading scorer Fanendo Adi is "drawing interest" from English Premier League side Crystal Palace and French Ligue 1 club St.

Thorns' Williamson to Miss 6 Weeks

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Portland Thorns defender Kat Williamson will be out approximately six weeks, according to the Portland Tribune's Caitlin Murray:

Re: #NWSL injury report - Thorns' Kat Williamson had surgery on her medial meniscus in her knee this week. Will miss up to 6 weeks.

Portland Timbers vs. Toronto FC Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers are set to host Eastern Conference road warriors Toronto FC tomorrow, returning home to Providence Park after Wednesday's tough 1-1 draw against the New England Revolution. This will not be an easy match for the Timbers against a road tested side, but with the potential for the side's third win of the season a result at home is a must.

MATCH PREVIEW: Portland Thorns FC vs Boston Breakers

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Thorns take strong midfield play on the road to face the Boston Breakers

Portland Thorns FC (1-0-1, 4pts) follow up a 1-1 road draw against FC Kansas City with a trip to Boston to face the Breakers Sunday afternoon.The match will be the 10th meeting between the two clubs.

Portland rallied from a goal down to rescue a point in Kansas City.

Stumptown Breakdown: Defensive compactness is key against Toronto FC

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Earlier in the 2016 season, we saw a Portland Timbers team that unfortunately looked like there was no cohesion. There were issues with the team being stretched, losing runners, and just overall, lacking organization. With eleven days since their last match against San Jose, the Timbers midfield and backline improved upon this in their match on Wednesday night versus the New England Revolution, a theme that will have to continue on Sunday against Toronto FC.

Around the Forest: Caleb Porter reflects on his rise

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 4/29/16.

From the Wide World of Soccer:

Salon asks in an extremely Salon-like long read: Has Soccer finally arrived in the US? [Salon]

David Beckham is moving quickly from not having the financing for a Miami expansion team, to not having the funds for a Las Vegas franchise.

Around the Forest: Everyone gets a 1-1 draw!

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 4/28/16.

From the Wide World of Soccer:

NYCFC had a 1-1 tie against the Impact. [Hudson River Blue] [Mount Royal Soccer]

Vancouver and Sporting KC also decided to get in on the 1-1 tie action. [86 Forever] [The Blue Testament]

Atlético Madrid hold on to a 1-0 win against Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.