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Around The Forest: Fanendo Adi to return in 2017 according to Caleb Porter

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Kaka will not renew his Orlando City contract, Redbulls cautious going into their match with Atlanta, World Cup bribery case opened and more!

Portland:

Caleb Porter expects injured striker Fanendo Adi to play again in 2017 | MLSsoccer.com
A series of setbacks have turned what was initially thought to be a short-term injury into a two-month absence for Portland Timbers striker Fanendo Adi, but Caleb Porter expects his star forward to play again this season.

Around The Forest: Paris Saint-Germain sign Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe on loan deal

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Toronto FC on a record blazing pace, Wondo tops Landon Donovan and more!

Portland:

Caleb Porter: Timbers "starting to hit our stride" ahead of "final push" | MLSsoccer.com
The Portland Timbers' 1-1 draw against the Seattle Sounders in their Cascadia Cup derby at CenturyLink Field on Sunday would have been an impressive result under any circumstances.

Around The Forest: Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta could leave at contracts end

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Patrick Vieira concedes Supporters Shield race, Jack Wilshere red carded in U23 match and more!

Portland:

PHOTOS: The Portland Timbers celebrated the solar eclipse during training | MLSsoccer.com
Both the Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City were the two MLS teams closest to the direct path of Monday's solar eclipse.

Around The Forest: Portland Timbers struggling with defensive issues

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The MLS transfer window closes, DC United the busiest team in MLS and more transfer news!

Portland:

Portland Timbers have struggled to find consistency on backline this season due to injuries | OregonLive.com
Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter started his preferred center back pairing in Liam Ridgewell and Larrys Mabiala for the first time this season in Portland's 3-1 win over the LA Galaxy last week.

Soccer Made in Portland: 2017 Episode 28 with Caleb Porter

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Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter returns to the show to talk youth development, his team's late-game yips, and the end of the summer transfer window. Jamie and Chris recap the Timbers' 2-2 draw at Houston, run down the latest injury list, and look ahead to the Portland Thorns' weekend showdown with the Houston Dash.

Timber Cruise: Portland Timbers 2, Chicago Fire 2

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It's in there. Whether it will come out very much remains to be seen. But the Timbers have it in them to be one of the best teams in MLS.

The best teams in MLS, however, maximize their results — something the Timbers have not done to a spectacular extent in the last three weeks. As a result, the Timbers have three points form a give-game stretch in which they could — and probably should — have taken at least 11.

Timbers showed improvement, but left frustrated by loss in Seattle

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The Portland Timbers' hot start is a thing of the distant past. After beginning the season with three emphaticwins, the Timbers are now winless in their last five matches with three losses in that time. They have sunk from the top spot in the Western Conference to fifth place, where they cling to a playoff spot by two points.

Darlington Nagbe set to return against Montreal Impact

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On the mend and could start Saturday

Darlington Nagbe seems to be on the mend and is expected to be in the starting XI when the Portland Timbers take on the Montreal Impact on Saturday. He's missed two straight matches with a hamstring injury. He returned to full training this week, after joining the team for training late last week.

Timbers 'missed' Valeri and Nagbe in shutout loss to Earthquakes

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SAN JOSE, Calif.- Diego Valeri and Darlington Nagbe were missed as the Portland Timbers crumbled at Avaya Stadium on Saturday night against the San Jose Earthquakes, suffering their second shutout of the season in the form of a 3-0 defeat.

After falling down a goal in the eighth minute, the incomplete Timbers' were unable toshowcase any attacking cohesion against the Quakes on Saturday night.

Portland Timbers at LA Galaxy Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers came out of the gates on fire last weekend in their 5-1 season-opening win against Minnesota United FC. Now the Timbers head to California to face the LA Galaxy in their first road match of the year as well as their first test of the side's depth.

While the Timbers' front six is intact from last week, it is their back line that is in question; three of the side's four starters on defense went down with a knock this week.

Timber Cruise: Portland Timbers 2, Vancouver Whitecaps 1

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Caleb Porter tried on Wednesday night. He tried hard.

For eight-and-a-half minutes of his ten-minute press conference Porter qualified every bit of praise. He found every nit that there was to pick. He insisted that he still wanted more out of his team — more fitness, more goalscoring, more sharpness on the ball, more defensive discipline.

After months of transfer rumors, Porter determined to put Nagbe in position to succeed with Timbers

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Caleb Porter has obviously heard the chatter. Throughout the offseason, any discussion regarding the future of the Portland Timbers has inevitably turned towards Darlington Nagbe. Just over a year removed from winning an MLS Cup, the Timbers' offseason has centered around the potential of losing a player that remains one of the team's biggest pieces.

Soccer Made in Portland: 2016 Episode 43 with Caleb Porter

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Portland Timbers' head coach Caleb Porter returns to the show (beginning at 50:37) to discuss the Timbers' offseason, changes in MLS over the course of his four years in the league, and the perils of a long evening stuck on the snowy streets of Portland.

First, however, Jamie and Chris return to the microphones to run down the latest Timbers news including the first wave of offseason transactions and Darlington Nagbe's flirtation with Celtic, as well as Tobin Heath's U.

Timbers identify positions of need going into offseason

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The offseason may have only recently begun for the Portland Timbers, but head coach Caleb Porter has already identified the club's positions of need.

Changes are coming to the Timbers' roster after a disappointing 2016 season that saw the reigning MLS Cup champions fail to reach the playoffs.

Game changers: A visit to the woodshed

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Defensive miscues and bad fouls sunk the Union against Portland.

1.) Ensuring domestic tranquility - The Portland Timbers had a Wednesday match against Saprissa in Costa Rica that was supposed to leave the club drained and softened up before the match against the Union. Caleb Porter rested a good portion of the Timbers starters against Saprissa, taking a 4-2 loss to make sure he had a rested lineup against the Philadelphia Union.

Three Questions from the Timbers’ 3-1 Loss at Dallas

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We've been here before.

The Portland Timbers were run off the field by FC Dallas on Saturday. There really aren't many other ways to put that.

Here are three questions from the Timbers' most recent capitulation on the road:

1. Could the Timbers build some momentum from last week's win over Seattle?

Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes U.S. Open Cup Preview

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The Portland Timbers get to take part in two of their seemingly annual traditions today: squaring off against MLS competition in the early rounds of the U.S. Open Cup and playing the San Jose Earthquakes in back to back matches.

Coming off the side's long break for the group stage of the Copa America, the Timbers are an enigma.

Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps Preview Interview

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The Portland Timbers are mired in a three game losing streak, the team's longest under Caleb Porter, but they have a chance to turn things around tomorrow as they host the Vancouver Whitecaps in as close to a must-win match as you will see in May.

To get a better idea about the side that the Timbers will be facing, we exchanged questions with SB Nation's Whitecaps blog: Eighty-Six Forever.

Three Questions from the Timbers’ 3-1 Win Over San Jose

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The Portland Timbers figured it out on Saturday. It took some time. It wasn't always pretty. But they figured it out.

And as a result the Timbers come out of a brutal three-game week that felt like a disaster with four points. Not ideal, but also far from devastating.

Here are three questions from the Timbers' win:

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Three Questions from the Timbers’ 3-1 Meltdown Against Dallas

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What a ridiculous first-half performance that was from the Portland Timbers.

If anybody thought the Timbers would come into Providence Park with a chip on their shoulder after Nigel de Jong mugged Darlington Nagbe on Sunday, Caleb Porter's team dispelled that notion in short order by putting in a listless, sloppy effort in the first half that had Porter apologizing to supporters after the game.

Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers have their first Saturday match of the 2016 season tonight as they face off against Real Salt Lake in Providence Park. Following on the back of the Timbers' loss to the San Jose Earthquakes, this match is the side's last chance this year to set a team record for points in the month of March with Caleb Porter at the helm, already having claimed the month's first win under Porter when they defeated the Columbus Crew in the season opener.

Portland Timbers at San Jose Earthquakes: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [4:00]

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The Portland Timbers are on the road and set to face off against the San Jose Earthquakes today. The Quakes were a tough, defense first side in 2015 and not much has changed there, despite the home side dealing with a bevy of injuries to start the 2016 season.

Where last week's season opening win against the Columbus Crew was a strange replaying of the MLS Cup, today's match against in San Jose against the always-physical 'Quakes feels more like the start of the true MLS season.

Wait, Darren Mattocks is Actually Coming to the Portland Timbers?

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Fans of the Portland Timbers must have felt like they were suffering from deja vu earlier this week as the side was once again linked to Jamaican forward and former Akron Zip under Caleb Porter, Darren Mattocks. Now, however, it seems that that rumor might just be true after all.

Jamaican website RJR News reported that Mattocks, 25, had been traded from the Vancouver Whitecaps to the Timbers earlier this week, and just yesterday Marc Weber of the Province confirmed the story, claiming that the Whitecaps are expected to receive allocation money in return for the streaky striker.

Portland Timbers Training Quote and Notes: Porter on Jack Barmby

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The Portland Timbers held a short but intense practice session today at the team's Beaverton training facility, kicking off the week in high spirits following their first win in March under Caleb Porter despite the chill and rain. With the whole team alternating between high paced, short field matches with miniature nets and circuit drills, training on the practice pitch wrapped up quickly and the team headed indoors for a long gym session.

MOTM & Picture ratings: Portland Timbers Top Columbus Crew

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The Portland Timbers opened the 2016 season with a well-fought win against the Columbus Crew. Our experts chose their man of the match, find out who they chose.

The Portland Timbers started off the 2016 season with a well-deserved win over what may turn out to be the best team from the eastern conference last Sunday.

SBI MLS Season Preview: Portland Timbers

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In 2015, the Portland Timbers ascended to the MLS mountaintop by claiming the club's first-ever MLS Cup. Now, the challenge comes in defending it.

Following an offseason full of parties, parades and praise, the Timbers arenow set to begin their title defense by featuring much of the same.

Portland Timbers vs. Chicago Fire Preseason Preview

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The Portland Timbers are almost done with the 2016 preseason. with six games out of the way, only one remains between the Timbers and the regular season: tomorrow's match against the Chicago Fire, the final match of the 2016 Simple Invitational.

Portland Timbers

Since the Timbers returned from their camp in Tucson, Caleb Porter has been adamant that the match against the Fire would be treated like a regular season match.

Soccer Made in Portland: 2016 Episode 7 LIVE at The Civic Taproom

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Jamie and Chris go on the road to record an episode in front of a live audience at The Civic Taproom just one-half block from Providence Park.

In the first segment, Portland Timbers manager Caleb Porter joins the crew to talk about the Timbers' preseason and tactical adjustments he expects to see from the league in 2016.

Major League Soccer

Major Link Soccer: Is Mike Petke MLS’ best dressed?

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Go vote, keep Brian Schmetzer in the running through the first round. Get him past Caleb Porter.

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Who is the best dressed coach in MLS? Mike Petke is probably a good vote, BUUUUUT you should go vote for Brian Schmetzer before voting closes at 11am PST. Just make sure he beats Caleb Porter.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 32 of the 2016 season

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Here are the ten things we learned on Decision Day as the 2016 MLS regular season drew to a close.

1. The Timbers' Title Defense Goes Up In Flames

Despite enduring a 2016 season with more turbulence than anyone in Portland could have imagined, the defending champion Timbers entered the final day of the MLS regular season in an excellent position: Beat Vancouver, make the playoffs.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 32 of the 2016 season

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Here are the ten things we learned on Decision Day as the 2016 MLS regular season drew to a close.

1. The Timbers' Title Defense Goes Up In Flames

Despite enduring a 2016 season with more turbulence than anyone in Portland could have imagined, the defending champion Timbers entered the final day of the MLS regular season in an excellent position: Beat Vancouver, make the playoffs.

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.

Darlington Nagbe

Injury Report: Diego Chara out 4 weeks with a hamstring strain

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And the hits keep comin'...

Jamie Goldberg at the Oregonian is reporting that Diego Chara picked up a hamstring strain against the Sounders over the weekend and will be out for at least a month. If that wasn't enough, Amobi Okugo is out 4-6 weeks as well with a ACL strain. He was injured on that Dempsey header that sealed the draw.

Carroll set to make 350th MLS appearance, second walls, more Union bits, more news

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Carroll set to make 350th league appearance on Saturday. B.J. Callaghan on that second wall. More power rankings. More news.

The Rest

Injury Report: Liam Ridgewell suffers setback, out 6-8 weeks.

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When it rains it pours...

Jamie Goldberg of the Oregonian is reporting that Timbers Captain Liam Ridgewell has suffered a setback after returning to training. He re-injured his quad his first day back and will now be out at least 6-8 weeks. There is a little bit of good news in this, because when the Timbers get back from the Gold Cup break Larrys Mabiala will be available for selection.

Major Link Soccer: Millwall supporter fights London attackers

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Roy Larner took on the trio because "I'm Millwall" also could Jordan Morris replace Romelu Lukaku?

Seattle

One fan is breaking down how to get the boys back to the MLS Cup because right now, they are just average.

MLS

What do Romelu Lukaku and Jordan Morris have in common? They are strikers.

Jurgen Klinsmann is out, so here are 8 coaching candidates for the U.S. men's soccer team

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Jurgen Klinsmann is out as head coach of the U.S. Men's National Team after two consecutive losses in World Cup qualifying recently. Check out some options for federation president Sunil Gulati.

Chara, Mattocks not available for tomorrow's game.

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Key players out against NYCFC

Fresh off the presses from Jamie Goldberg: Diego Chara suffered a toe injury and Darren Mattocks tore his meniscus in the Whitecaps game. Our record wasn't the only thing that was hurt:

Mattocks tore his meniscus in the game and underwent surgery Friday.

FC Dallas Scouting Report: Road woes, home dominance?

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FC Dallas fails on the road, but we're in Frisco. It'll be tough, but Sounders should get three points.

FC Dallas is a curious side. They are pretty good at home, going 4-0-2, but not on the road, going 2-4-0. They don't change to a bunker or leave players home, they just get beat outside of Frisco.

FIFA Match Preview: In Which Borchers Builds You Up to Break You Down

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Against my better judgement, I continue my series of simulating the Timbers' upcoming games in FIFA16. Today, the Whitecaps are on board.

Hi again. It's that time of week where instead of doing literally anything else that could make me a productive member of society, I spend a few hours simulating this week's matchup against the Whitecaps in a video game, and telling you about that experience.