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It’s not going to get any easier for MLS referees

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 17, 2017) US Soccer Players - The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced their Week 2 decisions on Wednesday afternoon. The release, as is too often the case, was highly anticipated. This particular week it was the expectation that the DisCo would address a pair of high profile fouls in the match between the LA Galaxy and Portland Timbers.

Chara fined, Torres suspended by MLS Disciplinary Committee

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The controversy that took Major League Soccer by storm during Week 2 and after the conclusion of play last weekend was settled by the league's Disciplinary Committee on Wednesday evening.

Portland Timbers enforcer Diego Chara was fined an undisclosed amount for simulation/embellishment for the 31st-minute incident on Sunday at StubHub Center that led to Jelle Van Damme's first of two successive yellow cards.

MLS: LA Galaxy Publicly Mock Portland Timbers Midfielder Diego Chara For His Wimpish Diving (Video)

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LA Galaxy took the unusual step of mocking an opposing player on social media after losing out to Portland Timbers at the weekend.

For better or worse, Diego Chara proved the difference for the Timbers, scoring the only goal of the game as well as dabbling in the dark arts to helpreduce Galaxy to ten men early in the game.

Portland Timbers Win on the Road, Beat LA Galaxy 1-0

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Today, the Portland Timbers got their first away win since bringing home the MLS Cup in 2015, beating the LA Galaxy 1-0 thanks to a Diego Chara goal.

The Timbers started things off with a bang, opening the scoring the 8th minute on a beautiful break down the pitch. Off a Galaxy corner, it was Sebastian Blanco who corralled the ball, taking a look down the pitch and hitting an inch-perfect outlet to the head of Diego Chara making an end to end run down the pitch.

Timber Cruise: Portland Timbers 3, Real Salt Lake 3

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Welcome to the first edition of the Timber Cruise, a forest-level survey of the Timbers most recent game, this week their Preseason Tournament opener against Real Salt Lake.

The Timbers' priorities shift ever-so-gradually over the course of the preseason. In the first games in Tucson, the focus is fitness.

The Portland Timbers Announce 2016 Club Awards

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The Portland Timbers announced their 2016 club awards.

The Portland Timbers announced their 2016 club awards today. There are eight major categories for the first team and eight awards for the development programs. It will come as no surprise to anyone who has followed the 2016 Timbers that the awards were dominated by Diego Chara and Diego Valeri, who won a combined four out of eight awards.

Portland Timbers Fight Back for 2-2 Draw Against Real Salt Lake

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The Portland Timbers went down by two goals, but managed to fight their way back to a 2-2 draw against a bunkering Real Salt Lake side with some help from a pair of RSL red cards.

Things got off to a bad start in the 16th minute when Juan Manuel Martinez went down just outside the Timbers' box following a protracted battle with Diego Chara.

MOTM & Pitcure Ratings: Portland Timbers Slip Up in San Jose

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The Portland Timbers went down in defeat in the Bay Area. Here are our Man of the Match Picks and don't forget to rate the team picture.

The Portland Timbers went on the road for the first time this season and on the waterlogged pitch came away with nothing for their efforts. Here are our picks for Man of the Match.

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.

Timbers Prepare for Familiar Foe as Camp Opens

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We meet again.

The Portland Timbers exorcised a lot of demons in their 2015 MLS Cup run. And at their first training session on Saturday morning it was clear that the Greed-and-Gold are still carrying with them a great deal of confidence from their trophy-winning campaign.

But among the foes that remain for this team is one that should have been vanquished long ago: March wins.

Match Day 26: Needing to Right the Ship

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Sporting KC are back in action after 10 days off after the club's 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids. Sporting now faces a 5 day cross country trip for back to back games. That starts tomorrow in Portland when KC takes on the Timbers at Providence Park. The two teams are currently tied for fifth place in the Western Conference only two points above the playoff line (but KC still has their games in hand).

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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.

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...

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.

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.

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 Players Weigh In: Jack Jewsbury, Jake Gleeson, and Diego Chara's Favorite Kits

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We asked you what your favorite Portland Timbers kit is, but what about the players?

Diego Chara, Jake Gleeson, and Jack Jewsbury have each been with the Timbers since the side joined MLS in 2011 and -- along with Darlington Nagbe -- have experienced each and every one of the Timbers' nine different kits over the last six years, so it only seemed right that we ask them which kit is their favorite as well.

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.

Union bits, Bethlehem bits, Academy bits, Pulisic, more bits

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Lots of news bits.

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.

It begins: Union open season against Dallas on Sunday, team and league news, more

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PReviews and other team news ahead of Sunday's season opener in Dallas. More news.

MLS Ticker: Zardes deal, Arnaud retires, Nagbe and Chara re-sign and more

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One of the league's bright stars has extended his future with his longtime team, while one of MLS' longest serving players has called it a career.

Gyasi Zardes has reportedly signed a contract extension with the LA Galaxy. The U.S. Men's National Team forward has reportedly signed for"multiple years" on a deal that utilizes Targeted Allocation Money.

Notes from Curtin’s presser and other Union news, more

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Curtin says team is better and further ahead than it was this time last year. Lots of Union bits. More news.

MLS Ticker: Nagbe, Chara multi-year deals, Warner to Dynamo and more

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The defending MLS Cup champions reportedly made two decisions that will likely make them a threat in MLS for years to come on Wednesday.

Fresh off of winning the 2015 MLS Cup, U.S. Men's National Team midfielder Darlington Nagbe has reportedly signed a new four-year deal with the Portland Timbers.

Darlington Nagbe and Diego Chara Sign New Contracts with the Portland Timbers

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News broke earlier today on Goal.com that newly anointed USMNT player Darlington Nagbe signed a new contract with the Portland Timbers, but he is not the only Timbers star to get a new deal today: Stumptown Footy's Chris Rifer was also able to confirm that Diego Chara received a new deal from the team as well.

Baseless Speculation: Why is Liga Portugal Following MLS Teams on Twitter?

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On Thursday interesting things will start to happen: the schedule will be announced, the combine will kick off, and hopefully all of this dang ice that is currently coating Portland will have melted away. In the mean time, however, we have got to make due with what we have got.

In this instance, what we have got is the twitter account of the Portuguese top flight following a whole bunch of MLS teams and, interestingly, a number of Portland Timbers specific accounts.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Colorado Rapids third match

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There was a lot of this happening on October 25 when the Timbers finished their season. It's always great to see, and I hope that it happens a lot more. Seriously.Jennifer Kesgard, community blogger For a look back at match...

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Sporting Kansas City third match

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In evaluating the Portland Timbers efforts versus Sporting Kansas City back on October 3, I tried something a bit different - trying to figure out the reasons for the up and down play put forth by them. It's not scores, but something I hope a bit more personal.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Columbus Crew

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We have complete player ratings from the Portland Timbers 2 to 1 win over the Columbus Crew back on September 26 on the road. Included are marks for every Timbers player that appeared and a composite mark for the team in addition to marks for the coaches, opponent and officials.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. New York Red Bulls match

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers 2 to 0 loss to the New York Red Bulls - including individual player marks, a collective rating for the team, plus marks for the officials, opponent and coaches.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Houston Dynamo match

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Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe was able to add another goal to his account with a 75th minute effort that bounced off Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric and into goal. Portland was down two goals at the time, but had been...

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Portland Timbers start sluggish, but finish with goal flourish to defeat Sporting KC

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It was a busy Timbers week with CCL action followed by another regular season match at home. Portland lost to Sporting KC in their last MLS action when their offense struggled, and they were put into a hole with an early ejection, but their defense held and the offense finally cashed in with a late flurry for a huge home win.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Houston Dynamo first match

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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.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. San Jose second match

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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.

The Rest

Chara, Mattocks not available for tomorrow's game.

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Key players out against NYCFC

Fresh off the presses from Jamie Goldberg: Diego Chara suffered a toe injury and Darren Mattocks tore his meniscus in the Whitecaps game. Our record wasn't the only thing that was hurt:

Mattocks tore his meniscus in the game and underwent surgery Friday.

Three questions with Big D Soccer

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We spoke with Drew Epperley from Big D Soccer, SB Nation's FC Dallas blog, about what to expect from FCD in tomorrow's match against the Philadelphia Union.

tBG) FC Dallas doesn't have a whole lot of new faces, but the ones they have are important. Of the new additions, are there any real game changers for FCD?