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Diego Valeri Scores Again, but Portland Timbers Fall 2-1 to Real Salt Lake

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The Portland Timbers came close but in the end could not sneak a point out of Rio Tinto Stadium as they lost 2-1 to Real Salt Lake. Despite Diego Valeri scoring for the MLS record eighth game in a row, the Timbers defense was unable to contain the individual skill of the RSL front line and they paid the price for it.

WATCH: Diego Valeri sets MLS record with his head!

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Valeri sets a record and ties it up at one..

The moment when #8 scored in his 8th straight match.
Congrats on making history, @DiegoDv8. #RCTID pic.twitter.com/7FpB5RhupH

— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) September 17, 2017

The Timbers tie up the score with a beautiful cross from Dairon Asprilla, where Diego Valeri nods it home!

Portland Timbers Reclaim Their House in the Middle of BC, Beat Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1

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Things looked dire for the Portland Timbers' coming into tonight's match, but a strong team effort and big performances at both ends of the pitch from Jake Gleeson and Jeremy Ebobisse saw the team run out the 2-1 winners over the Vancouver Whitecaps, snapping their winless skid and giving the teams some breathing room above the dreaded red line.

Portland Timbers Winless in Five as They Draw Chicago Fire 2-2

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Even at home the Timbers can not find three points, finishing tonight's match against the Chicago Fire in a 2-2 that saw the side control much of the match but give up two harsh goals en route to their fifth straight match without a win.

The Timbers struck first, opening the scoring in the 24th minute.

Timbers vs. Sounders, recap: Clint Dempsey does it again

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94th minute equalizer saves point for Sounders.

PORTLAND, Ore. — There isn't a team in the world Clint Dempsey seems to take more joy in scoring against than the Portland Timbers. He did it again on Sunday, and this one may have stung the worst.

Dempsey's 94th minute header -- from a Roman Torres cross, no less — allowed the Seattle Sounders to escape with a point despite playing the entire second half down a man.

Patchwork Portland Timbers Beat Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1

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The Portland Timbers were short handed due to injuries and suspension coming into today's match against the Vancouver Whitecaps, but they overwhelmed the visitors early before grinding out a 2-1 win.

The Timbers held the ball for much of the match, keeping the Whitecaps pinned back in their own end and working the ball from flank to flank.

It’s Official: Timbers Bring Back Asprilla, Okugo; Sign Myers

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The Portland Timbers added a trio of players with Major League Soccer experience for the 2017 this morning, announcing the return of winger Dairon Asprilla, the re-signing of defender/midfielder Amobi Okugo, and the signing of free agent full back Chance Myers.

All three moves came to light over the weekend before this morning's announcement and now that they have been made official the Timbers have added significant depth to their lineup for 2017.

Portland Timbers Shut Down San Jose Earthquakes in 2-0 U.S. Open Cup Win

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The Portland Timbers grabbed a first half lead and did not let go, beating the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 in tonight's U.S. Open Cup match.

The Timbers opened the scoring in the 34th minute in cartoonish fashion, sending a curled ball into the box that bounced and bobbled to Dairon Asprilla, cutting in from the right wing.

Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes in the U.S. Open Cup: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [7:30]

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The U.S. Open Cup is back and once again the Portland Timbers are one of only two MLS sides facing off against top-level competition; the only other team that can say that is the Timbers' opponents on the night, the San Jose Earthquakes.

With the teams set to face off for the second time in as many weeks, there should be plenty of hard feelings in this traditionally hard-fought match up, particularly following a second half red-card for winger Dairon Asprilla as the Timbers held on for a 1-0 win, their first shut out of the season.

Portland Timbers Go Down a Man, Up a Goal to Beat San Jose Earthquakes 1-0

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The Portland Timbers played half of tonight's match down a man, but still came out on top in this 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes.

Once again the Timbers grabbed the first goal, going ahead in the 11th minute off a Diego Valeri free kick. With the ball at his feet wide on the Timbers' right, Valeri drove at the San Jose box only to be taken down by San Jose fullback Jordan Stewart.

Soccer Made in Portland: 2016 Episode 21

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Jamie and Chris return to the microphone to discuss the Portland Timbers' 4-2 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps, the reemergence of Dairon Asprilla from the doghouse, and the Portland Thorns 4-1 statement over the Washington Spirit.

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Soccer Made in Portland: 2016 Episode 20

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Jamie and Chris return to postmortem the Portland Timbers' loss in Dallas and disappointment against NYCFC, give hot takes on the future of Dairon Asprilla and just how big a deal the Portland Thorns' road trip was, and recap the Thorns' draw with the Seattle Reign.

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MLS suspends Brek Shea for one match

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Orlando City will look to keep itsunbeaten run alivewithout the services of Brek Shea.

MLS announced on Wednesday that it has suspended Shea for one match for a foul in last Sunday's4-1 Orlando City win over the Portland Timbers. The fullback's suspension stems from a tackle on Dairon Asprilla that was deemed"serious foul play that endangered the safety of an opponent" and Shea will sit out Friday's meeting with the Philadelphia Union as a result.

Brek Shea to miss match against the Philadelphia Union

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The Orlando City left back's yellow card was upgraded to a red, forcing him to miss Friday's match.

Brek Shea's yellow card for a tackle against the Portland Timbers' Dairon Asprilla has been upgraded by the MLS Disciplinary Committee, meaning Shea will miss Friday's match against the Philadelphia Union.

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.

MLS Ticker: Veron, Asprilla injuries, D.C. signs Horton and more

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While D.C. Unitedhas officially added a new goalkeeper, a few players suffered injuries the weekend before the start of the 21st MLS season.

New York Red Bulls forward Gonzalo Veron suffered a potential hamstring injury after scoring a hat trick in his club's 5-1 win over Jacksonville Armada FC on Saturday.

Three Questions from the Timbers’ 2-0 Loss to the Fire

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Well that wasn't the finish to the preseason that the Portland Timbers envisioned.

In a deja vu game in which the Timbers dominated possession, shots, and corner kicks, two first-half goals from the Fire were enough to put the Timbers in a hole from which they couldn't escape.

Here are three questions from the Timbers' loss in the Simple Invitational finale:

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Portland Timbers Down Real Salt Lake 1-0 in Preseason "Friendly"

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The Portland Timbers jumped on Real Salt Lake early today, grabbing a first minute goal and holding on for the rest of the match to win 1-0 in their final friendly in Tucson before heading back to Portland for the Simple Invitational.

From the opening whistle the Timbers pushed down the field, working the ball out wide to Diego Chara, who send Dairon Asprilla on the run down the right flank.

Portland Timbers Look Good in First Half, Disorganized in Second; Draw Houston Dynamo 1-1

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With a different XI playing in each half of today's friendly against the Houston Dynamo, it is no surprise that the Timbers were not able to hang on to their early 1-0 lead, eventually tying the Dynamo 1-1 at the end of regulation. Following a strong first half from the Timbers' first-choice XI, the youngsters deployed in the second half struggled against a more experienced Dynamo.

Three Portland Timbers Players Who Could Break Out in 2016

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The Portland Timbers come into the 2016 season with the weight of expectations on their shoulders. Whether it affects their play or not, the Timbers and their fans have tasted victory now and the team is going to need a new crop of players to step up if they want to continue their upward trajectory.

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.

Portland Timbers at FC Dallas: How to Watch, Preview, Match Thread [2:00]

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The Portland Timbers are in Frisco, Texas today and are only ninety minutes of play away from the MLS Cup Final.

However, to get there they will need to get past the first place team in the Western Conference, FC Dallas. The Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in the first leg of the Western Conference Finals on the strength of two set piece goals and a long-range bomb from Dairon Asprilla, but that two goal lead will be a difficult one to hold onto against the side with the best home record in MLS.

Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas Highlights: A Good Start

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The Portland Timbers finished Sunday's Western Conference Final first leg against FC Dallas up 3-1 thanks to goals from Liam Ridgewell, Dairon Asprilla, and Nat Borchers. You've probably already watched Asprilla's howitzer a few times (and if not you should probably just go lose yourself in this GIF for a few hours), but let's also take a moment to appreciate the rest of the match as well.

Dairon Asprilla steps up and shines for Timbers in West Finals first leg

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There were many positives for head coach Caleb Porter and the Portland Timbers to take away from Sunday's crucial win against FC Dallas.

The two-goal advantage puts them in a great position to advance to the MLS Cup Final for the first time in club history.

Three Questions from the Timbers’ 3-1 Win over FC Dallas

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On Sunday night the Portland Timbers put themselves in a strong position from which to advance to the MLS Cup Final with a 3-1 win over FC Dallas in the first leg of the Western Conference Final.

The storyline coming into the game was supposed to be the Timbers trying to manage this first leg in which they were missing Diego Valeri and Rodney Wallace on account of yellow-card accumulation.

Portland Timbers Beat FC Dallas 3-1 In Western Conference Final First Leg

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The Portland Timbers needed to come out of their home leg of the Western Conference Finals with a goal in hand. Instead the Timbers emerged with two of them, beating FC Dallas 3-1 at Providence Park and setting up what could be a wide open away fixture next weekend to close out the series.

The Timbers struck first in the 23rd minute after a quick break down the pitch earned the team a corner kick.

Must-See Goal: Dairon Asprilla

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Philadelphia Union

New away kit, a Union trialist, league news, more

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Union unveil their new away kit. Bild reports Faf Picault trialing with the Union.

Injury updates as Union head to Houston, weekend previews, more

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Le Toux out with concussion. Union news and previews of Saturday's game in Houston. More.

Stewart wraps tenure at AZ, Steel tryout, Academy results, East and Haverford state champs, more

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Earnie Stewart finish last day at AZ ahead of joining Union. Burke on BSFC tryouts. Strong weekend for Union Academy. CB East and Haverford School PA champions. Crew and Timbers win. More

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2 early goals plus solid defense propel Timbers past Earthquakes in USOC opener

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With a break in the schedule from MLS matches, the Portland Timbers turned their attention to U.S. Open Cup play to battle a familiar foe, the San Jose Earthquakes. They used two first half goals plus stellar defense to post a 2 to 0 win and advance to the next round. They will host another familiar foe later this month in the next round amidst another busy slate of MLS matches.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Vancouver Whitecaps second match

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We have complete player ratings from the Portland Timbers 4 to 2 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps back on May 22 at Providence Park. Included are marks for each individual player that appeared in the match, plus composite ratings for the offense, defense, team, coaches, officiating and opponent.

Feisty Timbers use complete team effort to break losing streak, defeat Whitecaps 4 to 2

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After four consecutive 2 to 1 matches on the scoreboard with 3 of those being losses, the Portland Timbers were hoping to rebound against their longtime rivals from the North, the Vancouver Whitecaps. With injuries affecting the roster, the Timbers used a complete effort and goals from 4 different players to secure an emotional, hard fought 4 to 2 victory over the Caps in front of a sellout crowd at Providence Park.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Toronto FC

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers 2 to 1 victory over Toronto FC from back on May 1. Marks are included for every Timbers player that appeared, plus composite marks for the coaches, offense, defense, opponent and officiating.

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.

Timbers claw past Crew for 2 to 1 win in 2016 regular season home opener

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The Portland Timbers were feeling all kinds of emotion in their home opener - celebrating their MLS Cup win while looking towards the 2016 season - but they kept everything in check to register an impressive 2 to 1 win over the Columbus Crew for their first official win of 2016.

Portland Timbers earn advantage in playoff series with 3 to 1 victory over FC Dallas in leg 1

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The Portland Timbers advanced to the MLS Conference Finals for the second time in their MLS history and hosted FC Dallas in the first of two legs. Using a solid defensive effort and unheralded scorers to tally goals, the Timbers jumped to an early series lead with a 3 to 1 win at Providence Park. The same clubs meet on November 29 in Texas with FCD needing at least 2 goals to have a chance to advance to MLS Cup 2015.

The Rest

Rose City Forecast 22: Vancouver vs PTFC

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Here we are back at the Forecast after yet another bad result, and this one was particularly awful. PTFC lost 4-1 on the heels of two red cards and a broken ankle. Victor Arboleda got the first red for a high elbow on Plata. Adi decided to one-up him by charging Beckerman. Beckerman also got a red in the confrontation for what was (probably) a punch to Adi's kidney.

Some Soccer News for Nov 23, 2015

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9 seconds!
-Thats how long it took Columbus to score against New York in the MLS Cup Playoffs Semifinal on Sunday.

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USA CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Rd 4 Gm 4 on Mar 29 v Guatemala: MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus

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MLS Cup Playoffs
Semifinals 1st Leg Schedule
Sun Nov 22
Columbus 2-0 RBNY - CC goals by Justin Meram + Kei Kamara.