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USA vs. El Salvador preview, TV times and team news

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As was the case with their first two games of the Gold Cup, the US was somewhat underwhelming in their 3-0 win over Nicaragua on Saturday, if only because it could have and should have been more than three. Dom Dwyer and Joe Corona both missed penalties but thanks to a late Matt Miazga goal, the US was able to secure top spot in the group and avoid a more difficult quarter-final matchup.

USA vs. El Salvador preview, TV times and team news

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As was the case with their first two games of the Gold Cup, the US was somewhat underwhelming in their 3-0 win over Nicaragua on Saturday, if only because it could have and should have been more than three. Dom Dwyer and Joe Corona both missed penalties but thanks to a late Matt Miazga goal, the US was able to secure top spot in the group and avoid a more difficult quarter-final matchup.

Arena makes his knockouts swaps

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So Bruce Arena took advantage of all six roster changes allowed ahead of the quarterfinals. In: Tim Howard, Jesse Gonzalez, Michael Bradley, Darlington Nagbe, Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey Out: Brad Guzan, Sean Johnson, Alejandro Bedoya, Cristian Roldan, Kelyn Rowe, Dom Dwyer There were a few surprises, and they were all in the out group.

Jesse Gonzalez among 6 players added to USMNT roster

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Bruce Arena has made his six roster changes.

Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, Darlington Nagbe, Tim Howard and Jesse Gonzalez were all added to the U.S. Men's National Team Gold Cup roster on Sunday.

Brad Guzan, Sean Johnson, Alejandro Bedoya, Cristian Roldan, Kelyn Rowe and Dom Dwyer were sent back to their respective sides to make room.

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.

Jozy Altidore

US roll out big guns for Gold Cup knockout rounds

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Los Angeles (AFP) – US coach Bruce Arena will look to the old guard when his team attempts to book a place in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals with victory over El Salvador on Wednesday.

Having squeezed into the knockout rounds on goal difference, the Americans have taken full advantage of tournament rules that allow teams to make up to six squad changes after the group stage.

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.

Portland Timbers

Tim Howard, Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore lead USMNT Gold Cup replacements

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In his quest to lead the U.S. Men's National Team to Gold Cup glory, head coach Bruce Arena is set to call in the big guns.

Usual starting goalkeeper Tim Howard will be joined by Toronto FC vets Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore on the official roster once the USMNT completes its final group stage match against Nicaragua on Saturday, Goal reports.

Goal.com Report: Darlington Nagbe called up for Gold Cup Knockout Rounds

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According to a report from Goal.com's Ives Galarcep, Darlington Nagbe has been called up to the United States Men's National Team for the remainder of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Nagbe was a part of the US's initial 40 man roster and is eligible to be added to the roster at the conclusion of the Gold Cup's group stage.

Timbers take troll game to the press box buffet

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No word on if any of the Flounder Three Ways is cooked on a wood-fired grill.

It's not often that Sounder at Heart will go around praising the Portland Timbers. Maybe the stuff that Diego Valeri does in his community, or Darlington Nagbe's personal story, gets a mention in our links posts. But this, this is different.

Don’t tread on Clint Dempsey’s hatred of Portland

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Nagbe almost tricks Clint Dempsey

Clint Dempsey is currently away on national team duty, preparing for the USMNT vs Mexico World Cup qualifying match at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Also there? Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe. They are obviously professionals, friendly with each other as USMNT teammates.

Timber Cruise: Portland Timbers 2, FC Dallas 0

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Well, you can't say it was because FC Dallas was more shorthanded than the Timbers. With Kellyn Acosta, Matt Hedges, Walker Zimmerman, and Maynor Figueroa all out on either national-team duty or with an injury, it would've been fair before the game to call the Burn charred by injuries.

But then the Timbers lost both Liam Ridgewell and Roy Miller to injuries.

'Exceptional' Nagbe continues to thrive in playmaking role

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Darlington Nagbe has been told by his manager and teammates to be more selfish moving forward for the U.S. Men's National Team. The Portland Timbers man carries exquisite skill at his feet and it shows with every minute he plays for the red, white and blue.

Although Christian Pulisic received all the publicity for scoring the opener against Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday night, it was Nagbe who set up the opening tally with a terrific run through midfield before dumping the ball off to DeAndre Yedlin, who then fed Pulisic in front of goal.

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.

LA Galaxy

Around The Forest: It’s Christian Pulisic’s world and we just live in it

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United States down T&T, LA Galaxy to invest $1million in Girls' academy and Patrick Vieira to Ligue 1?

Portland:

Arena's belief in Nagbe pays off with strong shift in US national team win | MLSsoccer.com
Thursday night's 2-0 win for the US national team over Trinidad & Tobago in World Cup qualifying was a marquee moment for young American star Christian Pulisic, but it also marked a resurgent performance for Darlington Nagbe.

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.

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.

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.

The Rest

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.

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.