Darlington Nagbe

Portland Timbers

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.

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.

Postmatch analysis: Union 1-3 Portland Timbers

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A strong opening half hour couldn't prevent the Union from falling to a third straight loss. PSP's Adam Cann goes deep into the details to explain why things happened the way they did.

Union’s winless streak reaches 13 games

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The Portland Timbers stormed Talen Energy Stadium for three points on Saturday night.

The Philadelphia Union's last win came on August 27th of last year. In that time, they've gone 13 games without a victory, taking only four points out of a possible 39. Their latest loss came tonight to the Portland Timbers, who scored three goals to the Union's one.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Portland Timbers

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Game Info

  • Date: April 8, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, Pa.)
  • Television: The Comcast Network (TCN) - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union are 1-3-3 all time against the Portland Timbers, however they have never lost at home.

Portland Timbers Drop Points in 1-1 Draw Against New England Revolution

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The Portland Timbers came out strong, but faded as tonight's match wore on, taking only a single point from their 1-1 draw against the New England Revolution at Providence Park.

For the fifth time this season it was the Timbers who opened the scoring, breaking through in the 12th minute. After a smooth pass from Darlington Nagbe sent him down the left flank, Diego Chara hit a chipped in cross over the New England box.

Portland Timbers vs. New England Revolution Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers may no longer be perfect in 2017, but the side are still 2-0 with a plus six goal differential at Providence Park and they will look to keep that stellar home record going against the visiting New England Revolution in this weekend's Sunday night match.

The chances of preserving that record will be given a boost by the return of Darlington Nagbe and David Guzman from international duty.

Portland Timbers Close Out Invitational with 2-1 Win Over Vancouver Whitecaps

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The Portland Timbers finished out their preseason invitational with a win, beating the Vancouver Whitecaps comfortably despite the close 2-1 scoreline.

The Timbers took it to the visiting Whitecaps for early on in the match, dominating possession and creating a series of chances with their sharp passing and interplay.

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.

Nick Besler Signs with Real Monarchs

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After the Portland Timbers cut him following the end of the 2016 season, it always seemed likely that Nick Besler would end up on a USL side; the only question was, would it be T2?

Now, one month later, we know where the 23 year old midfielder has landed, as Real Monarchs have announced Besler's signing.

Report: Celtic making progress in pursuit of Nagbe

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The Portland Timbers could be losing creative flair in midfield as they look to rebound from a rough 2016 season.

According to the Scottish Sun, Celtic is making significant process in securing a deal for U.S. men's national team midfielder Darlington Nagbe, with the rumored cost at €3 million.

Report: MLS to Increase Targeted Allocation Money for 2017

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According to SI.com's Grant Wahl, Major League Soccer is set to give teams $400,000 of targeted allocation money each in addition to the $800,000 that had previously been announced last year. Since the cash-infusion comes in the form of TAM it will need to be used by teams to bring in or retain players whose salaries are over the designated player threshold.

Who Should the Portland Timbers Protect in the 2017 Expansion Draft?

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There is an expansion draft coming up and with less than a week until the end of the 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs, we will know soon who the Portland Timbers — and the rest of Major League Soccer — are protecting. However, with eleven players to be protected it is still far from clear who the Timbers will take off the table, so let's take a look at the roster and see just who might be on Gavin Wilkinson's list to be spared from the reach of Minnesota United and Atlanta United.

Jurgen Klinsmann says Darlington Nagbe will 'definitely' be back with U.S. National Team

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U.S. National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Sunday that Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe will "definitely" be making a return to the U.S. National Team.

Portland Timbers vs. Philadelphia Union Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers are back in the Rose City and set to take on their final Eastern Conference opponents of the season, the Philadelphia Union. With the Timbers still just above the red line it is vital that thy keep all three points from this match.

Coming off a tough, mid-week trip to Costa Rica where the Timbers lost 4-2 to Deportivo Saprissa on Wednesday, Portland must bounce back quickly against a rested Union side.

Three Questions from the Timbers’ 1-0 Win Over Real Salt Lake

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This time of year any three points are three big points.

But Saturday night's three points were absolutely imperative. The Portland Timbers have been as hapless on the road in 2016 as they have been stellar at home. And with six games remaining coming into Saturday evening -- three home and three away -- the Timbers were in a position in which they needed to be close to perfect at Providence Park is they want to make the playoffs.

Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers have returned home after last weekend's loss to the league leaders, FC Dallas, and are set to play host to another one of the top teams in the West as Real Salt Lake come to town. In two meetings this year the Timbers and RSL have tied twice, both ending 2-2, but shared points will not do for the Timbers this time as they need to set the pace in the run in to the playoffs.

Portland Timbers at Real Salt Lake: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [7:00]

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The Portland Timbers are headed into the mountains today to take on Real Salt Lake. The Utah side has been flying high this year and one third of the way through the season are still unbeaten at Rio Tinto, so expect a hard fought match as the Timbers look to extend their current unbeaten run to four games in MLS play.

Major League Soccer

Best of MLS Week 8: Sounders, Giovinco, Nagbe and more

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Week eight of the MLS season produced a spectacular goal in Portland, but the Timbers' Cascadian rival put on the performance of the week down south in California.

The Seattle Sounders put together a comprehensive performance to take down the LA Galaxy at the StubHub Center.

MLS Week 8: Nagbe’s show for Portland

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Week 8 of the 2017 MLS season saw USMNT player Darlington Nagbe take a starring role in Portland's 2-1 win over Vancouver. Nagbe opened the scoring in the 18th minute at Providence Park, assisting on Darren Mattocks's goal in the 40th. Fredy Montero pulled a goal back for Vancouver in the 59th minute.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: Talon’s New Year’s resolution

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Get aggressive.

Greetings, friends! I'm still very much in holiday/vacation mode, and I hope many of you are, too. If you're not, though, I hope real life is treating you well.

Let's talk soccer, yes?

MLS has way too many white jerseys | Black and Red United

Hard agree.

Around the Forest: Just start Nagbe already

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 6/06/16.

From the Wide World of Soccer:

Massaging the numbers of MLS operations. Money, money, money, business, business, business, synergy, growth, commitment to fan experience, revenue projections. I think with that type of language, I'm positioning myself as a straight shooter with management potential.

bobby wood

Major Link Soccer: CONCACAF close to approving new "League of Nations"

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Similar to the UEFA Nations league, it would pit national teams across the Caribbean and both North and Central America in a league competition format.

United States:

CONCACAF is beginning to set plans for a league competition among North and Central America and Caribbean national teams in motion.

Let’s Watch Some Soccer: Day Who-Cares-It’s-USA-vs-Argentina

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The Euros are still grinding on as the group stages wrap up, but the main event today for most of us can only be one thing: the United States vs. Argentina in the semifinals of the Copa America.

With the greatest player in the world, Lionel Messi (Sorry, Christiano Ronoldo), on one side — plus some other pretty good players — and a depleted but organized USA on the other, tonight's match has all the makings of a slaughter.

Jurgen Klinsmann

International Match Thread: Could We See Darlington Nagbe in USA vs. Serbia?

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It has been a while since we last saw Darlington Nagbe in the uniform of the United States Men's National Team, but that could change today as the US takes on Serbia in an international friendly.

Today's match will be the USMNT's first under returning boss Bruce Arena and will be vital for a number of players looking to make an impression under the former Galaxy head coach.

Union bits, roster moves from across the league, more news

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Some news you may have missed while spending time with family and friends on Thanksgiving.

Klinsmann: Nagbe will 'definitely' be back in USMNT picture

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Darlington Nagbe may not have been a part of the U.S. Men's National Team's most recent squads, but head coach Jurgen Klinsmann insists that the Portland Timbers midfielder is far from finished on the international level.

In recent months, rumors have swirled regarding Nagbe's international future.

Around the Forest: Go vote for Adi

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 6/21/16.

From the Wide World of Soccer:

MLS released the current All-Star voting standings and there's only one Timber present: Darlington Nagbe. Adi deserves better than that, so go vote. [MLS]

Kicking around the idea of having an domed stadium for a Phoenix expansion team.

USA vs. Costa Rica: Copa America 2016 scores, highlights, updates

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The USMNT hosts Costa Rica, with the hopes of getting 3 points in their quest to advance to the Quarterfinals. The amtch kicks off at 5:00 p.m. PT on FS1. This is your place for scores, highlights, updates and analysis.

USMNT (FIFA Rank 31) v Costa Rica (23) What to Watch For:
  • Will Jurgen Klinsmann make lineup changes?

USA vs. Costa Rica, Copa America 2016: Time, TV schedule and live stream

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The USMNT hosts Costa Rica followed by Colombia v Paraguay as Copa America Centenario enters the second round of games. All sixteen teams have played a feeling out game, now is the time to survive and advance to the Quarterfinals. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread, What to Watch For and How to Watch

USMNT (FIFA Rank 31) v Costa Rica (23) What to Watch For:
  • Will Jurgen Klinsmann make lineup changes?

Team News

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Real Salt Lake third match

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14 goals so far this season and 5 more matches to add to the total. Yeah, he's had a pretty good season in 2016. Thank you, Fanendo!Portland Timbers For a look back at match highlights and more thoughts about the...

Feisty Timbers make Adi goal stand up in 1 to 0 win over Real Salt Lake

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While the Portland Timbers have struggled on the road, they've been fabulous at home. Portland battled a game Real Salt Lake side in a very intense match at Providence Park, and they were able to make a Fanendo Adi 12th minute strike stand up for the victory in front of their 100th consecutive sell out crowd.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Seattle Sounders FC third match

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We have complete player ratings from the Portland Timbers 4 to 2 win over the Seattle Sounders FC from earlier this week. Included in this are scores for every Portland Timbers player that appeared in the match, ratings for the offense, defense and coaches, and a mark for the opponent and officials.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Sporting Kansas City second match

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Jake Gleeson has really taken over the Timbers number 1 goalkeeping spot and his confidence has been soaring over the weeks. We saw a very confident Jake this afternoon and the results have followed.Jennifer Kesgard, community blogger For a look...

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Los Angeles Galaxy second match

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I'm sure that Jake Gleeson would have liked a better result after effectively earning the Timbers' starting goalkeeper job and seeing his main competition transferred away. Unfortunately, the first 12 minutes are ones that I'm sure he'd love to have...

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Seattle Sounders FC first match

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers' significant 3 to 1 win over the Seattle Sounders from back on July 17, 2016 at Providence Park. Included are marks for each Timbers player that appeared, plus marks for coaches, offense, defense, opponent and officials.

Timbers offense struggles for goals as they play Montreal Impact to 1 all draw

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With a huge road trip completed, the Portland Timbers were hoping to get off to a good start on their three match homestand. While they were able to extend their unbeaten streak to 8 with a 1 all draw with the Montreal Impact, the Timbers had plenty of chances to take the full points and they weren't able to take advantage.

The Rest

Nos Audietis, Episode 250: Talking about sample-sizes

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We're discussing the Sounders' destruction of the Galaxy and how much we should take away from it.

We here at Nos Audietis take a fair amount of pride in a measured, reasonable approach. We know that one game does not a season make and that one performance does not define a player or team. We're well aware of the importance of sample-size, which is a recurring talking point in this week's show.

Nagbe growing into role with USMNT

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Just one year ago, the U.S. Men's National Team seemed like a dream for Darlington Nagbe. Still yet to receive his citizenship, another summerwent by withouta chance at international soccer, as Nagbedreamed of one day represent the U.S. against the world's elite.

Fast forward to the Copa America Centenario, and that dream has become a reality, but Nagbe is the first to say that there is plenty of work ahead of both himself and his team.