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Once a Thorn: A Brief Tribute to Allie Long

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Remember 2015?

It seems like ancient history now—the lowest point in the Thorns' still-short history, when, under the not-so-watchful eye of Paul Riley, the team went 6-5-9 and missed the playoffs. Nadine Angerer was still a player, the NWSL had yet to break the infamous three-year curse, and Alex Morgan, weirdly, was still in Portland.

Thorns Down Under: Chaos Ensues

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The league, as they say, is upside down. The two bottom teams coming into the week both beat teams in the top four, both scoring incredible goals. There's a very real danger of Australian football's most talented and marketable star, Sam Kerr, not making the playoffs. It's exhilarating. Even the NWSL, a very competitive league, would find it difficult to come up with a week as wild as this one.

Report: Timbers In on Meram?

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Sometimes rumors come out of nowhere. This is one of those times.

Noted MLS journalist Sam Stejskal, writing for, reports the Portland Timbers are kicking the tires on disaffected Columbus Crew winger Justin Meram.

Sources: Portland are interested in acquiring Justin Meram, but remain far off of Crew SC's asking price: https://t.

Around The Forest: The Portland Timbers enter the world of eSports

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Also: News from the MLS Combine, Sounders pick up an assistant coach, FCD shows interest in Omar Gonzalez and more!


eMLS: Competitive gaming comes to MLS, Timbers | Portland Timbers
The Portland Timbers and MLS are entering the competitive gaming arena, partnering with EA SPORTS on the creation of eMLS, a new competitive EA SPORTS FIFA 18 league which will feature the best FIFA 18 players from the US and Canada vying for a chance to become world champions.

Officially Unofficial: Timbers Sign Andy Polo

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The Portland Timbers have made their big move for a starting attacking player.

ESPN's Jeff Carlisle reports that the Timbers have acquired 23-year-old Peruvian international winger Andy Polo from Liga MX side Monarcas Morelia using Targeted Allocation Money.

After Morelia manager Roberto Hernandez disclosed that Andy Polo to #RCTID was done, I can confirm the same through league sources.

Thorns acquire Andressinha from Houston for Savannah Jordan

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The Thorns have traded forward Savannah Jordan to Houston for Brazilian midfielder Andressinha, the team announced in a press release.

Portland picked Jordan up as the 18th overall pick in the 2017 college draft, with the understanding that she'd be spending the season abroad. She had a brief stint with Glasgow City FC before unexpectedly returning to Portland in August with a foot injury.

Around The Forest: Atlanta United and Independiente reach deal for Ezequiel Barco

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Also: Thorns acquire Caitlin Foord, NWSL to stream college draft, Timothy Tillman joins US U20, Josh Sargent joins Werder Bremen and more!


Learn more about new Thorns FC forward Caitlin Foord | Portland Timbers
On Friday, Thorns FC acquired one of the most exciting Australian players in forward Caitlin Foord.

Official: Allie Long to Seattle, Caitlin Foord to Portland

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The Portland Thorns front office has confirmed reports from the Washington Post and the Oregonian that long time Thorns midfielder Allie Long will be leaving for the Seattle Reign in exchange for the rights to Australian international Caitlin Foord and a second round draft pick in 2020.

Seattle acquired the rights to Caitlin Foord from Sky Blue for Katie Johnson and Rebekah Stott.

Around The Forest: Cubo Torres to Veracruz falls through

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Also: Rapids switching to a three man backline, Thorns put out call for tryouts, Dom Dwyer out of USMNT camp, mock MLS draft and more!


Notebook: Thorns Academy's Coll called into U.S. U-17s camp | Portland Timbers
A new year has presented a new opportunity for Portland Thorns FC Academy's Hailey Coll.

Around The Forest: Savarese promises to field a team that take risks

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Also: Carlos Tevez back to Boca, Minnesota United Sign three players, Giles Barnes headed to LigaMX and more!


New Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese promises a team that will "take risks" |
When new Portland Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese met local media for the first time Monday, questions eventually turned to the Timbers roster.

Timbers Preseason Game Takes on Special Importance with Toy Drive

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The Timbers vs. Sounders preseason match will have lasting effects, despite no consequence on standings

The Timbers will open their preseason in Tucson, Arizona, in the Mobile Mini Sun Cup. The tournament begins on February 3, with PTFC taking on their rave green rivals. While that game may be meaningless in terms of points and standings, every meeting between the two teams means a tremendous deal to the supporters on both sides.

Around The Forest: Jonathan Gonzalez files one time switch to Mexico

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Also: lots of MLS signings including Perry Kitchen returning to the U.S., another young american could be playing in Germany, CanNT gets a new, but not new head coach and more!


For Portland Timbers' brass, Savarese quickly separated from the pack |
When the Portland Timbers parted with longtime coach Caleb Porter in November, the club's front office had an urgent decision ahead: With offseason moves already in the works, they needed a new manager quickly.

Thorns Down Under: Showing Up

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Crunch time is well and truly on in the W-League, and Thorns are not just involved — they are stepping up to win their teams points and making their presence felt. In all three games involving Thorns, their contributions were decisive. In the absence of any transfer news as of yet, it's satisfying to be reminded of just how much quality there is across the team.

Timbers Staff Play Musical Chairs

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Coaching Staff for the Timbers and T2 have been shuffled and re-dealt like a deck of cards

Ahead of the official first press conference with Giovanni Savarese, the Timbers announced the technical staff of both the Timbers and T2 ahead of the 2018 season. In the announcement came some shuffling of current technical staff as well as the addition of staff that have joined the organization along with Savarese.

Around The Forest: NASL announces move to international schedule

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Also: LAFC lose bet to Atlanta United, Independiente lower asking price for Barco, Cubo Torres could be on the move to LigaMX and more!

Major League Soccer

Report: Montreal eye Taider move as part of Dzemaili return to Bologna |
The Montreal Impact are lining up a swap with their Italian sibling club Bologna that would see Algerian international Saphir Taider move to MLS and Impact midfielder Blerim Dzemaili return to Serie A, according to a new Italian media report.