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.
The Montreal Impact received a boost in training on Tuesday, while another player from the Pacific Northwest is gaining interest from China.
Impact forward Didier Drogba joined the team's preseason training in Florida after spending time in Qatar this offseason with a personal trainer. The Impact will face New York City FC in a scrimmage on Wednesday.
Numbers to names. Hiiiighhwaaaay to the Banter Zone!
D.C. United was in the familiar position of probably not coming out of Vancouver with any points, much less three, considering the lack of healthy bodies. But nothing like getting three points on the road against the Vancouver Whitecaps and stay in first to boot.
Out the gate on the for realla, a thrilla, or a Natural Born Killa
Jamaica defeated Haiti 2-0 on Sunday to advance to the 2014 Caribbean Cup Final against Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday. Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake stopped a penalty in the 89th minute to preserve his second straight shutout.
With all of the talk about Zac and Rais, some people had something to say, but nothing comes out when they move their lips - just a bunch of gibberish because you probably act like you forgot about Dre.
Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake and Jamaica's Reggae Boyz drew Martinique 1-1 in the opening round of the 2014 Caribbean Cup in Montego Bay, Jamaica last night.
In what turned out to be a harried, frenetic game, D.C. United and the Vancouver Whitecaps found it hard to create chances and settled for a 0-0 draw at BC Place.
Twenty-eight months had transpired between D.C. United's last visit to BC Place to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps. Judging from the mostly frazzled gameplay both sides mustered on the night, it might be for the best if that long break is repeated.
It wasn't a pretty game, it was probably one of the worst games KC has played in a while, and there have been some bad ones (Toronto on the road a few weeks ago, Philadelphia at home the first time this year, and last year). KC looked out of sorts from the start of the game and the Whitecaps would eventually make them pay as they would end Kansas City's eight game unbeaten run and five game road winning streak, losing 2-0.
Sporting KC are back on the road as they continue through the second half of the season. They'll look to continue their club record five game road winning streak tomorrow when they take on the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place. This will be only the fifth meeting between the two clubs, and the third in Vancouver since the Whitecaps entered the league in 2011.
The Portland Timbers finish a busy stretch of matches when they battle their Cascadian rivals from Canada, the Vancouver Whitecaps. With both teams coming into the battle with long unbeaten streaks, there likely won't be much that could separate a team from extending their streak from being disappointed with a loss.
The Kenny Miller era in Vancouver is officially over.
After nearly three years with the Vancouver Whitecaps, the club and Miller mutually agreed to terminate his contract on Sunday, which was set to expire on June 30. The 34-year-old was signed by the Whitecaps in July 2012 as the club's fourth Designated Player.
Think Darren Mattocks and the term ‘outspoken' will often be found in his midst. A confident player, who sometimes falls into the realm of cocky, his explosion onto Major League Soccer started as soon as he was overlooked by the Montreal Impact in the 2012 MLS Superdraft.
The Portland Timbers are back to their winning ways.
After two consecutive games in which the Timbers dropped points in the final ten minutes, Caleb Porter's side made sure that wasn't going to happen again. Up a goal heading into the final minutes, Darren Mattocks drew a penalty and Fanendo Adi broke the club record for all-time goals-scored with the resulting finish.
At long last, the Portland Timbers have parted ways with McInerney, whose fate appeared sealed after the Timbers drafted Jeremy Ebobisse and, as preseason progressed, most of the minutes behind Fanendo Adi went to Darren Mattocks.
The Timbers waived McInerney on the final day to do so, which, in light of the timing of the move, indicates the Timbers used the annual amnesty provision to wipe McInerney's contract off the salary cap.
In their third match of the season the Portland Timbers got on the scoresheet first, but they could not make the advantage last against the Seattle Sounders and ended the night with a 1-1 draw.
The Timbers started the match with an XI that looked like it would not be out of place in March, missing only Alvas Powell, Darington Nagbe, and and Sebastian Blanco from their current first-choice lineup.
Timbers forward Fanendo Adi continued his torrid scoring pace in notching his 15th goal of 2016 to give his team a 2 to 1 lead. Adi and Diego Valeri have combined for 27 of their 45 goals this season, but...
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...
We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers dramatic 3 to 2 win over the Houston Dynamo. Included are individual marks for every Timbers player that appeared in the match plus composite ratings for the coaches, offense, defense, opponent and officials.
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.
We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers dramatic 3 to 1 win over San Jose back on April 16 at Providence Park. Included are individual marks for every player that appeared in the match, plus composite rating for the offense, defense, coaching, officiating and the opponent.
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.
The Portland Timbers have had six players called up for the upcoming FIFA international dates. In addition to Darlington Nagbe's call up to the United States Men's National Team, Fanendo Adi, Adam Kwarasey, Alvas Powell, Jermaine Taylor, and Darren Mattocks have all received call ups of their own and will be with their respective national teams for matches between Thursday the 24th and Tuesday the 29th.
The Portland Timbers gave one player a contract extension, and added another forward that had long been rumored to be heading to Portland in separate events this week. We look closely at the Timbers roster now that everything is official
The Portland Timbers ground out a close first half against the Philadelphia Union before scoring a pair of quick goals off assists from Darren Mattocks in the second to earn a 2-1 win.
In a back and forth first half, both sides created chances and it was the Timbers who looked to have the better of the match but the Union who came closer to opening the scoring, nearly getting the better of the Timbers on two occasions early on.
The Portland Timbers gutted out a 2-1 win at Providence Park today against a strong Toronto FC side, overcoming a tying goal and some baffling refereeing in the contentious match.
The Timbers opened the scoring early, getting on the board int he 17th minute. After working the ball down the pitch, the home side were able to keep Toronto under pressure for an extended period, working the ball around the outside of the box.
It just wouldn't be MLS Roster Compliance Day without Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson dropping a hint about impending roster moves. Of course, Paulson did not go into specifics in his tweeted innuendo, simply saying that Timbers and Thorns general manager Gavin Wilkinson was hard at work and that there would hopefully be news for both teams in "the next week or so".
The Philadelphia Union's Andre Blake kept a clean sheet as the Reggae Boyz overcame a 3-2 deficit on the aggregate, pulling out a thriller in the waning minutes of regulation against Nicaragua.
Jamaica looked certain to be out of the 2018 World Cup before 2015 was over with, however a last-minute goal by Simon Dawkins put the Reggae Boyz through to the group stage, as they defeated Nicaragua 2-0 (4-3 on the aggregate) in front of a record 18,000-plus in Managua.
The heavily favored Reggae Boyz went down 3-2 to Los Pinoleros in the first leg of the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers in Kingston. Can the Philadelphia Union's Andre Blake help keep Jamaica's World Cup aspirations alive?
It was a wild one in Kingston on Friday night, as Jamaica clawed their way back from a 3-0 deficit to head to Managua down only a goal in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.
We have guaranteed contracts, Caribbean Cup, and Heineken.
The international break is slowing down soccer news around the world, but we still have some tidbits for you on this Thursday morning.
D.C. United news and notes - The Washington Post: Lots of good information from Steve Goff in this installment, including the fact that Bobby Boswell, Chris Rolfe, Eddie Johnson, and Davy Arnaud, among others, all have guaranteed contracts for next season.
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.
TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Seattle Sounders started the 2016 preseason with a chippy contested affair with the Vancouver Whitecaps that (as it always does) came down to quality in front of goal. While both sides' starters were held scoreless in the first half, the Whitecaps scored two to Darwin Jones' one in the second half.