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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.

Hey Everybody, Let's Watch the Copa America [6:30]

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The Copa America Centenario kicks off today as the United States Men's National Team take on the Colombian National Team in the tournament opener. Fans of the Portland Timbers should be plenty excited going into this match following the growing contributions of Darlington Nagbe to the USMNT, including a goal and an assist in the US's two warm up matches for the Copa.

Portland Timbers at Chicago Fire: How to Watch, Previews, Match Chat [5:30]

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The Portland Timbers come up against the worst in the East today as they travel to the Windy City and take on the Chicago Fire. However, even the least place Fire are no pushovers and the Timbers will need to come correct if they want to pick up their first road win of the season.

With Darlington Nagbe out and Fanendo Adi questionable, will the Timbers be able to break down a stout Fire defense?

Stumptown Breakdown: Filling in for Darlington Nagbe

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Just as we saw on Wednesday night with the United States National Team, Darlington Nagbe can have a tremendous effect on the game. Since the Portland Timbers took off last year on their run to the cup, Nagbe has been one of the most influential players in Major League Soccer, pulling the strings in the midfield, taking on opponents, and combining with his teammates to create numerous dangerous opportunities.

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?

Un despiadado Colombia le hace daño a Estados Unidos en el inico de Copa América Centenario

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Para Estados Unidos, abrir el torneo de la Copa América Centenario 2016 contra un equipo como Colombia fue desde el dia del sorteo de los grupos el febrero pasado un reto demasiado alto al que Jurgen KLINSMANN, el entrenador de la selección norteamericana, no ha podido encarar ni siquiera a su mínimia expectativa.

United States-Bolivia Preview: Will US Carry Over Play From 2nd Half vs. Ecuador?

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The USA has never beaten Bolivia in seven international games, will that change today? More importantly, will fans see something that resembled that solid second half display against Ecuador?

The United States is coming off a solid, if mostly unspectacular, 1-0 win over Ecuador from midweek.

“A lot of character”: recaps and reaction to Union’s draw in Orlando, US tops Ecuador, more news

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Officiating overshadows resilient Union performance. OC and LVU drop games. Nagbe scores his first US goal in win over Ecuador. More news.

Major League Soccer

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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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.

Fanendo Adi

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.

Copa America

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.

USMNT vs. Bolivia Copa America Warmup: Preview, TV Schedule and Live Stream

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Did the USMNT see a generational change in the second half against Ecuador? Today's starting lineup for the final Copa America warm-up match against Bolivia might be a clue. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread, What to Watch For and How to Watch

The United States Men's National Team travels to Kansas City to play in their final tune-up match before Copa America kicks off on Friday against Colombia in Santa Clara, California.

United States Men's National Team

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.

Pulisic, Zardes score for USMNT in rout of Bolivia

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Veterans Gyasi Zardes and Alejandro Bedoya starred for the U.S. Men's National Team on Saturday night, but it was a 17-year-old newcomer that stole the show in the USMNT's final pre-Copa America friendly.

Christian Pulisic netted his first USMNT goal on Saturday night to help the USMNT cruise past Bolivia, 4-0, at Children's Mercy Park.

USMNT hopefuls prepare for final pre-Copa audition against Bolivia

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On paper, Saturday's friendly with Bolivia appears to be a stepping stone for the U.S. Men's National Team ahead of the Copa America. But, with starting spots on the line and confidenceto gain, the friendly against the CONMEBOL nation takes on massive importance for a team looking to build into this summer's tournament.

Darlington Nagbe returns the fun to the USMNT

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Darlington Nagbe's late winner for the USMNT returned something to the squad that seems to be missing, that the game is fun.

USMNT 1, Ecuador 0: The SBI Breakdown

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The U.S. Men's National Team's performance against Ecuador was anything but perfect, but it did answer a few burning questions heading into this summer's Copa America.

A late Darlington Nagbe winner proved the difference for the U.S., who emerged from halftime with a comprehensive second half performance in a 1-0 win.

The Rest

Darlington Nagbe, Christian Pulisic, and the USMNT: Freedom Kicks for 26 May 2016

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Soccer, go!

Watching the USMNT is always an experience, but the last 20 minutes finally brought a little joy back to the proceedings. Let's get into the links, shall we?

USA vs. Ecuador, 2016 Friendly: Final score 1-0, Darlington Nagbe's first international goal wins it late - Stars and Stripes FC: After a bad first half, Jurgen finally brough on the players who should have started (Bobby Wood, Darlington Nagbe, Christian Pulisic) and the team looked better and scored a goal.