Adam Kwarasey

Portland Timbers

Timbers transfer goalkeeper Kwarasey to Norway's Rosenborg BK

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Adam Kwarasey played a pivotal role in the Portland Timbers' run to the 2015 MLS Cup, but the goalkeeper's career will now take him back across the Atlantic to a familiar league.

The Timbers announced on Monday that Kwarasey has been transferred to Rosenborg BK of Norway'sTippeligaen.

Garbage Fire Lit in Providence Park as Portland Timbers Lose 3-1 to FC Dallas

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The Portland Timbers were completely unable to deal with FC Dallas's high pressure tonight and it cost them as the team went down 3-0 in the first half at Providence Park before picking their heads up and pulling a single goal back in the second half.

Giving up the first goal of the match for the fourth time this season, the Timbers found themselves down 1-0 in just the fourth minute.

Portland Timbers Score Twice in 1-1 Draw Against LA Galaxy

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The Portland Timbers came to California looking for an improved showing against a division rival and got just that as they came away with a 1-1 draw against the LA Galaxy. Despite the point, the match was as disappointing one for the Timbers as an own goal from Nat Borchers cancelled out Fanendo Adi's opener.

Portland Timbers Fall Apart in 4-1 Loss to Orlando City SC

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The Portland Timbers gave up another early goal and never recovered en route to losing 4-1 to Orlando City SC in tonight's nationally televised match. Although the Timbers spent much of the match pressing forward, the side was never in control as Orlando punished their repeated sloppy play.

The Timbers started the match on the back foot, giving up the first goal for the third time this season as City struck in the 13th minute.

Full List of Portland Timbers Call Ups and How to Watch Them

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The Portland Timbers have had six players called up for the upcoming FIFA international dates. In addition to Darlington Nagbe's call up to the United States Men's National Team, Fanendo Adi, Adam Kwarasey, Alvas Powell, Jermaine Taylor, and Darren Mattocks have all received call ups of their own and will be with their respective national teams for matches between Thursday the 24th and Tuesday the 29th.

Portland Timbers Fight Back for 2-2 Draw Against Real Salt Lake

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The Portland Timbers went down by two goals, but managed to fight their way back to a 2-2 draw against a bunkering Real Salt Lake side with some help from a pair of RSL red cards.

Things got off to a bad start in the 16th minute when Juan Manuel Martinez went down just outside the Timbers' box following a protracted battle with Diego Chara.

Portland Timbers Paste Minnesota United 4-0 in Simple Invitiational Opener

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The Portland Timbers started off the 2016 Simple Invitational with a bang today, beating NASL side Minnesota United 4-0 in a rough match that saw the visitors finish with only nine men.

The Timbers got off to a quick start in the first half, earning a penalty in just the 10th minute as Diego Valeri was taken down in the Loons' box by an errant boot from Aaron Pitchkolan.

Remember That Time the Portland Timbers Won the MLS Cup?

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Hey, do you guys remember the time that the Portland Timbers won the MLS Cup? That was pretty neat, right?

It's that slow time of year, so I can't help but reminisce. Let's take a walk down memory lane.

For those of you who might not recall, it was a pretty wild game. Diego Valeri scored less than a minute in then Rodney Wallace added another in the 7th.

How Did We Get Here? The Portland Timbers' Road to the 2015 MLS Cup Final

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The road to the 2015 MLS Cup Final has been fraught with peril; from the close call against Kansas City to the danger from Dallas, the Portland Timbers have managed to stay just a step ahead of their opponents.

With less than two days before kickoff in the biggest game in the club's history, let's take a nice stroll down memory lane and take a look at just how the Timbers advanced through the playoffs and made their way to the final.

Adam Kwarasey Wins Save of the Year

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In the run up to the Portland Timbers' appearance in the 2015 MLS Cup Final against the Columbus Crew, Adam Kwarasey has been recognized for his part in a pivotal moment of the season, being awarded the 2015 MLS Save of the Year for his efforts.

With the score tied at zero, Kwarasey found himself under pressure from the Real Salt Lake attack, making a series of saves to preserve the shutout before Nat Borchers grabbed the game winner in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

MLS Ticker: FC Dallas re-signs Acosta; Nemeth wins goal award; and more

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FC Dallas' attack may look a little different in 2016 with the departure of Blas Perez, but the club made some decisions on Thursday that will see its defense remain mostly intact.

The Texas club decided to pick up the options on Matt Hedges, Je-Vaughn Watson, Ryan Hollingshead, Zach Loyd, Rolando Escobar,Atiba Harris and Victor Ulloa.

The Portland Timbers are Through to the MLS Cup Final; Beat FC Dallas 2-2

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It was tough, it was tense, and it was closer than we wanted; but the Portland Timbers ground out a 2-2 draw against FC Dallas, giving the team a 5-3 win on aggregate and sending them through to the MLS Cup Final for the first time in franchise history.

The first half went without a goal but not without a big save or two at either end.

Melia Shows Why He Deserved First Rose in Rose City Draw

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Earlier this week, Sporting KC did a spoof on the Bachelor where Peter Vermes handed out roses to players that would be making the trip to the Rose City to take on the Portland Timbers. During that it was said that Tim Melia had already received his rose and would be going to the Rose City. Last night against the Timbers, Melia proved why he'd been the first rose recipient as the KC goalkeeper came up with seven saves as KC ended their three game losing streak with a 0-0 draw in Portland.

Team News

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. San Jose second match

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers dramatic 3 to 1 win over San Jose back on April 16 at Providence Park. Included are individual marks for every player that appeared in the match, plus composite rating for the offense, defense, coaching, officiating and the opponent.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Real Salt Lake first match

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We have complete player ratings from the Timbers 2 all draw with RSL. The marks include individual numbers for every Timbers player that appeared in the match, a collective offensive and defensive mark, the officials, coaches and opponent.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Columbus Crew

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers 2 to 1 victory over the Columbus Crew back on March 7 at Providence Park. We have ratings for each player that appeared in the match, plus marks for the coaches, officials and the team.

Portland Timbers outlast Sporting Kansas City in dramatic shootout finish to advance in MLS Playoffs

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Quite simply, this was one of the most incredible MLS matches - actually, it was one of the most improbable soccer matches - I've ever witnessed in person. Emotions were across the board, but in the end, it was the Portland Timbers defeating Sporting Kansas City behind goals from Rodney Wallace and Maximiliano Urruti combined with one of the most dramatic penalty shootouts ever.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Sporting Kansas City third match

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In evaluating the Portland Timbers efforts versus Sporting Kansas City back on October 3, I tried something a bit different - trying to figure out the reasons for the up and down play put forth by them. It's not scores, but something I hope a bit more personal.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Columbus Crew

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We have complete player ratings from the Portland Timbers 2 to 1 win over the Columbus Crew back on September 26 on the road. Included are marks for every Timbers player that appeared and a composite mark for the team in addition to marks for the coaches, opponent and officials.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. New York Red Bulls match

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers 2 to 0 loss to the New York Red Bulls - including individual player marks, a collective rating for the team, plus marks for the officials, opponent and coaches.

Timbers completely unravel with disappointing effort against New York Red Bulls in 2 to 0 loss

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The Portland Timbers were hoping a home date - and the return of several players from their previous eras and MLS alumni for a halftime celebration - would be enough to inspire their tepid offense and help cement their playoff positioning in the West. Unfortunately, the defense broke down in the first half to concede two goals, and the offense was unable to find any rhythm in an uninspired 2 to 0 loss to the Red Bulls.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Seattle Sounders FC third match

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers 2 to 1 loss to the Seattle Sounders FC from August 30. Included are marks for every Portland Timbers player that appeared in the match, plus a mark for officiating, opponent, coaching, and the complete team.

Costly errors and finishing woes doom Portland Timbers in 2 to 1 loss to Seattle Sounders FC

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After a difficult draw at home versus Houston, the Portland Timbers were hoping to secure a win in hostile territory against their arch nemesis to the North, the Seattle Sounders FC. The hosts, however, took a two goal lead off a defensive error and a controversial penalty, but the Timbers fought back to add a goal in the second half to make things interesting.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Houston Dynamo match

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Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe was able to add another goal to his account with a 75th minute effort that bounced off Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric and into goal. Portland was down two goals at the time, but had been...

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. FC Dallas second match

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We have complete player ratings from the 4 to 1 loss for the Portland Timbers to FC Dallas back on July 25 in Frisco, Texas. The ratings include individual marks for every Timbers player that appeared, the coaches, opponent, officials, and a composite team mark.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Vancouver Whitecaps third match

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We have complete player evaluations for the Portland Timbers 1 all draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps back on July 18 at Providence Park. Included are ratings for all Timbers players that appeared, plus a rating for the coaches, opponent and officiating.

Physical derby match between Portland Timbers & Vancouver Whitecaps ends in frustrating draw

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The Portland Timbers were hoping to rebound from a tough loss in Philadelphia, but the task wouldn't be easy with the Vancouver Whitecaps calling. Although Diego Valeri got a first half goal to stake the Timbers a lead, the Caps tied it in the second half as the two sides slogged to a 1 all draw that boiled over after the final whistle.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. San Jose Earthquakes first match

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers 1 to 0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes back on July 5 at Providence Park, including marks for each player that appeared, the coaches, opponent and the officiating.

Portland Timbers rescues victory versus San Jose courtesy of late Jack Jewsbury goal

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After being bounced from the U.S. Open Cup tournament midweek, the Portland Timbers returned to league play to face the San Jose Earthquakes. Under warm conditions - even with a later start time - a barrage of physical play and baffling officiating, the Timbers earned a win in stoppage time off a Jack Jewsbury chip shot from close range.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Seattle Sounders FC second match

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers epic 4 to 1 win over the Seattle Sounders FC, including individual marks for the players, a team rating, and ratings for the coaches and opponent.

Portland Timbers rebound from midweek loss to dismantle Seattle Sounders FC 4 to 1 at home

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After suffering the worst defeat of the 2015 season in their last match, the Portland Timbers were hoping to right the ship against the Seattle Sounders FC at home. While the teams battled back and forth through a physical first half and goals from Darlington Nagbe and Lamar Neagle, the Sounders defense eventually crumbled under a Fanendo Adi brace and late Rodney Wallace tally to absorb a 4 to 1 victory by the Timbers.

Philadelphia Union

Highlights from Curtin, Reading-BSFC friendly on June 12, USSF releases new wage info, more

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Ilsinho should be available for NYCFC. Yaro may get the start again. Reading to host Bethlehem in friendly on June 12. USSF releases new financial info to address wage discrimination allegations. More.

Burke unveiled, Graham’s passion, epic PK shootout as Conference semis are set, more

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Brendan Burke unveiled as head coach of BSFC. Richie Graham on youth development and the Union. Conference semifinals now set. More news.

The Rest

Is Adam Kwarasey headed to Mexico?

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In 2016, when looking for responsibly sourced information about anything of worldly importance, we as a society turn to Twitter. So when it comes to the Timbers goalkeeping situation, I see no reason not to apply that very same standard.

El Tunel, a Mexican soccer blog, is reporting that Kwarasey will become the new keeper for Liga MX team Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz.

Around the Forest: Kwarasey's finger will not require surgery

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 4/25/16.

From the Wide World of Soccer:

Atletico Madrid attempted to stop a breakaway by throwing a second ball onto the pitch. You have to give points for creativity. [Deadspin]

Giovani Dos Santos took Nick Rimando to church with a nice chip that is garnering lots of hyperbolic headlines.

Around The Forest: Adam Kwarasey is out at least a month

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 4/22/16.

From the Wide World of Soccer:

Power ranking the cities most likely to get an expansion when MLS moves to 28 teams. [Sports Illustrated].

Controversies abound with the new MLS Security rules for stadiums. [MLS] [SBNation]

DC United Coach Ben Olsen suspended for taking away jobs from honest, hard-working ball retrievers.

Filibuster podcast episode 160: We're not cool enough to be Helvetica

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Even though its the offseason, there is plenty to talk about.

Hello, friends! This actually came out on Wednesday on iTunes/Stitcher/RSS, but I forgot to post it to the site until now. Whoops! It is time for another episode of Filibuster with Adam, Jason, and Ben! We preamble by talking about a change we would like to see to the MLS playoff system, but we start the show proper by talking about D.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Colorado Rapids third match

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There was a lot of this happening on October 25 when the Timbers finished their season. It's always great to see, and I hope that it happens a lot more. Seriously.Jennifer Kesgard, community blogger For a look back at match...

Fantasy Focus: 4 x (4 x 4)

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Four men share the lead.

Two teams tied for the high score this round, with Poor Man's Porales and Leister City FC scoring 75 points. Leister City FC featured David Villa (NYC, $11.4) with an armband-aided 20 points on a goal and an assist., followed by Kevin Ellis (SKC, $6.6) who scored a goal on the way to 9 points, and Matt Miazga (NYR, $6.