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Storylines: Portland Timbers vs New York Red Bulls

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The Timbers look to take three points from the visiting Red Bulls.

The Story So Far

The Timbers traveled to Toronto, where the wheels fell off in spectacular fashion - sending the Green and Gold back to the pacific northwest with something to think about. The less we rehash the better, though on the brightside Diego Valeri notched his 50th goal with the club.

Storylines: Toronto FC vs Portland Timbers

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The Timbers head back to the Great White North, this time to Toronto.

The Story So Far

The Timbers did everyone a solid by spanking the LA Galaxy at home and picking up a much needed three points, thanks to goals from Diego Valeri, Liam Ridgewell and Alvas Powell. It was a happy day in Soccer City USA.

Around The Forest: Christian Pulisic scores goal to open the Bundesliga

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VAR makes it debut, David Accam staying in Chicago? Chelsea lose to Arsenal in Community Shield and more!

Portland:

Diego Valeri's dreams, on and off the field, have come true in Portland - ESPN FC
Diego Valeri stands barefoot on the terrace overlooking the backyard and surveys his domain.

Around The Forest: La Liga refuses cash from PSG for Barcelona’s Neymar

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See where in the top ten players Diego Valeri lands, Alexi Lalas talks MLS and more.

Portland:

MLS WORKS awards Embrace Oregon 2017 Community MVP grand prize | MLSsoccer.com
MLS WORKS announced during halftime of the 2017 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target on Wednesday the 2017 MLS WORKS Community MVP, Keith Palau.

Around The Forest: PSG will pay Neymar’s €222m release clause

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Diego Valeri makes team of the week, what does David Villa really think about Real Madrid? And more!

Portland:

Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri earns place in MLS Team of the Week (Wk 21) | Portland Timbers
On the road in Houston on Saturday, Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri put on quite a show.

Around The Forest: FC Dallas’ Kellyn Acosta could end up in Europe this summer

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Valeri in the All-Star skill competition, Sigi Schmid cautiously optimistic, USWNT beat Brazil and more!

Portland:

Valeri, De Rosario lead Blue team to victory in 2017 MLS Skills Challenge | MLSsoccer.com
Less than 24 hours after notching a goal and an assist for the Portland Timbers, midfielder Diego Valeri stood over his team's final penalty in Sunday's MLS Skills Challenge presented by FIFA 18.

Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers Final Score: Dynamo stay unbeaten at home

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Timbers unlucky to walk away with just a point as Houston preserve their unbeaten record.

Things in Houston were hot before the whistle even blew to start the game. At a steamy 99 degrees outside, the high heat threatened to delay the start of the game but official readings came in under 92 degrees and things got underway on time.

Around The Forest: Portland Thorns Hayley Raso named to Australia’s Women's National Team

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Checkout the full MLS roster, Diego Valeri is awesome, Jose Mourinho not happy with Manchester United's summer window and more!

Portland:

Thorns FC's Hayley Raso named to Australia Women's National Team roster for Tournament of Nations | Portland Timbers
The Matildas will take on the United States, Brazil and Japan in the four-team tournament, squaring off against the USWNT in their first match on July 27 in Seattle at CenturyLink Field; kickoff is set for 7 p.

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.

Portland Timbers Can’t Perform In 3-2 Loss to Minnesota United

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The Portland Timbers continued their run of four straight road losses, dropping a 3-2 result to last place Western Conference side Minnesota United. Diego Valeri notched his ninth goal of the season, but it was not enough to lift the Timbers out of their road funk.

Minnesota started the match with only two of the same starters that faced the Timbers back in the season opener and the difference was apparent.

Portland Timbers Run Down by Colorado Rapids in 2-1 Loss

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The Portland Timbers started off strong in today's away match against the Colorado Rapids, but fell apart in the second half to give the home side a 2-1 come-from-behind victory.

Expecting a strong defensive performance from the Rapids, the Timbers found themselves on the back foot in the first minutes of the match.

Valeri brace powers Timbers past 10-man Earthquakes

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First-half frustration turned into second-half relief for the Portland Timbers on Friday night.

Diego Valeri managed to find the net twice in the second half as the Timbers recorded a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes to end a run of five matches without a win.

All of the frustration the Timbers felt after all the missed chances last weekend carried over into the opening 45 minutes here.

Portland Timbers Bounce Back with 2-0 Win Over Shorthanded San Jose Earthquakes

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The Portland Timbers returned home to Providence Park in style tonight, beating a ten man San Jose Earthquakes side 2-0 thanks to a Diego Valeri brace.

The Timbers poured it on in the early going and that pressure was telling as the Earthquakes looked to mix it up and disrupt the home side, only to find themselves pinned back and without opportunities to break down the pitch.

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.

Portland Timbers at FC Dallas Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers are sitting on top of the Western Conference, but if they want to prove themselves to truly be the top dogs in the West — and hence in all of Major League Soccer — they will need to get a result this weekend against the only remaining undefeated team in the league: FC Dallas.

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.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs Portland Timbers

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The Timbers have cooled off a bit since their winning streak that started the season as they visit a Philadelphia side that's seen better days.

Match: Philadelphia Union vs Portland Timbers

Time: 7:00pm EST, 6:00pm CST, 4:00pm PST

Venue: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, Pa.

SBI MLS Player of the Month: Diego Valeri

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For years, Diego Valeri has been vital for the Portland Timbers, but the Argentine's run through March might just have been one of his best ever stretches.

Valeri scored two goals while providing four assists in the month of March, leading the Portland Timbers to the top of the Western Conference.

Best moments from Revolution v. Timbers

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Let's look back on Sunday's tie.

The New England Revolution captured a road point on Sunday when they tied the Portland Timbers 1-1. Here's what you need to know if you missed the match.

Moment of the Match

Diego Valeri's strike was prettier, but this award needs to go to Lee Nguyen.

New England 1, Portland 1 - Nguyen Helps Revs Escape With a Point

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New England were perhaps unlucky to be down 1-0 early, then lucky to never be down 2-0 as they leave Portland with a draw.

There were many chances when the Portland Timbers looked like they were going to put the New England Revolution away in the second half.

But they never found a second goal.

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 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.

The Best of MLS Week 1: Valeri ,Godoy and more

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Photo by Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

The opening weekend of the 2017 Major League Soccer season delivered adecent amount of surprises with wins by the Houston Dynao and San Jose Earthquakes over the Seattle Sounders and Montreal Impact, respectively. Some of the league's top franchises also made statements with impressive victories over the last three days.

Timbers fell Minnesota in MLS debut

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Los Angeles (AFP) – The Portland Timbers handed Minnesota United FC a rude welcome to Major League Soccer with a 5-1 thrashing of the expansion side as the 2017 season kicked off.

Goals from Lawrence Olum, Fanendo Adi (2) and Diego Valeri (2) sealed all three points for the 2015 MLS Cup champions, who are desperate to atone for a disappointing defence of their title last season when they failed to reach the playoffs.

Timbers fell Minnesota in MLS debut

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Los Angeles (AFP) – The Portland Timbers handed Minnesota United FC a rude welcome to Major League Soccer with a 5-1 thrashing of the expansion side as the 2017 season kicked off.

Goals from Lawrence Olum, Fanendo Adi (2) and Diego Valeri (2) sealed all three points for the 2015 MLS Cup champions, who are desperate to atone for a disappointing defence of their title last season when they failed to reach the playoffs.

Portland Timbers Close Preseason with 2-1 Win Over LA Galaxy

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The Portland Timbers closed out their preseason with a road win over the LA Galaxy tonight, opening up a two goal lead thanks to a brace from Fanendo Adi before giving up a late consolation goal to end the match at 2-1.

The Timbers started things off looking every bit as dominant as they have throughout the preseason, winning the ball high up the pitch and holding possession for much of the match.

Portland Timbers at LA Galaxy: How to Watch, Preseason Preview, Match Chat [8:00]

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The Portland Timbers take on the LA Galaxy tonight in their final match of the 2017 preseason. This will be the Timbers' last chance to fine-tune their tactics before Friday's season opener against Minnesota United.

In this match, the Timbers will feature a full-strength lineup against a Galaxy side that is depleted by injuries, but still features a number of dangerous players and perhaps the most dangerous midfield group of any team the Timbers have seen this season.

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.

Portland Timbers Win First Half, Lose Second in 1-1 Draw Against Seattle Sounders

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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.

Sounders v Portland Timbers, Desert Friendlies: Preview

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Saturday's 5:30 PM game will be the first action for Seattle since winning MLS Cup 2016.

The Arizona phase of the Seattle Sounders preseason continues with a friendly against the Portland Timbers. This is Seattle's first match since winning MLS Cup. The Timbers already lost to Red Bulls and NK Istra 1961 in their earlier preseason friendlies.

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.

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.

clean sheet

Fantasy Focus: MaraVilla

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Shame about the Metros

The leader this round was Sin City FC with a score of 104 points. David Villa (NYC, $12.0) scored a hat trick and 21 points, leading to a bitter defeat suffered by some team in New Jersey. Meanwhile, Clint Dempsey (SEA, $9.9) scored two goals and added an assist for 18 points, and captain Diego Valeri (POR, $11.

Fantasy Focus: Fits to Adi

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It was a week of slim pickings.

Demonbarber12's 96 points led the league this round. Fanendo Adi (POR, $9.8) led the team with an armband-aided 26 points on the strength of two goals. He was supported by teammates Diego Valeri ($10.7), with an assist and 10 points, and Sebastian Blanco ($8.

Fantasy Focus: Fits to Adi

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It was a week of slim pickings.

Demonbarber12's 96 points led the league this round. Fanendo Adi (POR, $9.8) led the team with an armband-aided 26 points on the strength of two goals. He was supported by teammates Diego Valeri ($10.7), with an assist and 10 points, and Sebastian Blanco ($8.

Fantasy Focus: Houston, we have a ProbLAm

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Another week, another split

It was ShowtimeJR who led the round with a score of 84 points. Erick Torres (HOU, $8.7) wore the armband and scored 32 points with a hat trick to lead the team. Kevin Molino (MIN, $9.9) added a goal to two assists for 15 points, and Diego Valeri (POR, $10.3) scored a goal and 10 points.

Major League Soccer

MLS Week 14: Coming back at home

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The stories in week 16 of the 2017 MLS season were teams coming back at home and more shutouts. The shutouts started with Friday's game. Portland shutout San Jose 2-0 at Providence Park. San Jose went down a man with a second yellow to Darwin Ceren in the 37th minute for unsporting behavoir. Diego Valeri put the Timbers up in the 50th minute and scored again four minutes into stoppage time.

MLS Week 12: Dallas loses, Philadelphia wins

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After a run of Wednesday games, week 12 of the 2017 MLS season resumed on Friday. New York and Toronto drew 1-1 at Red Bull Arena. Bradley Wright-Phillips put New York up in the 38th minute with Benoit Cheyrou equalizing in the 70th.

"Obviously, it's positive we didn't lose the game," Toronto forward Jozy Altidore said.

The Rest

Rose City Forecast 18: Rivalry

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Another game, another forecast. Last game was... well, it was a soccer game. PTFC lost 3-2, deservedly, in a match that was something of a wacky game, with two own goals, a PK, comical defending, and a double red card.

The first goal came on an Okugo own goal only seven minutes in to give Minnesota the lead.

MLS Eastern Conference Preview: Columbus Crew

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Will Columbus bounce back after a disastrous 2016?

In 2015, just about everything went well for the Columbus Crew. Gregg Berhalter's system was forcing Crew opponents to play a game they were deeply uncomfortable with, the entire Columbus front four couldn't stop scoring goals, and all was well.