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The First Half of the SuperDraft is Right Now; No Picks for Portland

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The first two rounds of the MLS SuperDraft kick off today and the Portland Timbers have absolutely nothing to do with them. Barring a move by Gavin Wilkinson and company, the Timbers have traded away all of their picks until the third and fourth rounds, which will take place on Sunday, January 21st.

Around The Forest: Jonathan Gonzalez files one time switch to Mexico

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Also: lots of MLS signings including Perry Kitchen returning to the U.S., another young american could be playing in Germany, CanNT gets a new, but not new head coach and more!


For Portland Timbers' brass, Savarese quickly separated from the pack |
When the Portland Timbers parted with longtime coach Caleb Porter in November, the club's front office had an urgent decision ahead: With offseason moves already in the works, they needed a new manager quickly.

More Smoke: Julio Cascante to Portland?

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This rumor certainly hasn't developed along an ordinary trajectory, but it's developing nonetheless: A whole host of Costa Rican journalists are reporting Saprissa centerback Julio Cascante is coming to the Portland Timbers.

We ran down a fuller history of this rumor a couple weeks ago, but here's the TL;DR version: Cascante was linked to the Timbers last spring, but it sounded more like a longer-term target; then the rumor went completely silent for months; then rumors of him coming to MLS (and maybe Portland?

At Long Last: Highlights from the Offseason Press Conference

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The Portland Timbers planned to have their offseason press conference sometime in the week or two after their conference semifinal loss to the Houston Dynamo. Well, the best laid plans...

On Wednesday afternoon Merritt Paulson and Gavin Wilkinson held a half-hour press conference to talk about the Timbers' coaching search and offseason plans.

Timbers Reveal Players Under Contract for 2018

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We have our first roster moves of the offseason, and they reveal a logjam on the 2018 roster that Gavin Wilkinson and company will likely have to work hard to free over the course of the winter.

The Portland Timbers on Monday released the list of players for whom they had exercised or declined 2018 contract options, as well as additional information regarding whom the Timbers have under contract and who is now out of contract.

Soccer Made in Portland: 2017 Episode 37

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Jamie and Chris take to the microphone to discuss the Portland Timbers' 4-0 win over D.C. United, revel in the Portland Thorns' NWSL title, and look ahead to some crucial offseason decisions facing Mark Parson, Gavin Wilkinson, and the Thorns front office.

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Timbers U23s Relocate to Salem

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The Portland Timbers U23s have been approved for relocation to Salem, Oregon, the team and United Soccer League league announced Friday.

Capital FC Timbers, a Timbers Academy alliance club since 2013, will assume day-to-day operations of the U23s. The Timbers will continue to provide resources for the PDL club.

Gavin Wilkinson In as Portland Timbers President of Soccer

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The Portland Timbers announced this morning that Gavin Wilkinson was no longer the team's general manager; instead, the 16-year veteran of the organization was given a new title -- President of Soccer -- and a new, long-term contract at the position.

Currently overseeing the Timbers, Portland Thorns, Portland Timbers 2, Portland Timbers U-23s, and Portland Timbers Academy, Wilkinson's scope of responsibility has grown exponentially over the last six years since the Timbers joined MLS and he moved into the general manager role for the side.

Moves in the Making? Merritt Paulson Drops Hints for the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns

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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".

So Long Norberto Paparatto, Hello Jermaine Taylor

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Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter and general manager Gavin Wilkinson held a conference call today in the wake of this week's bevy of moves from the team and before tomorrow's MLS SuperDraft. While the call covered plenty of ground, there were two big confirmations that came out of it: the team believes that Norberto Paparatto will be staying in Argentina and will not be with the Timbers next year, and the team is working to sign Jermaine Taylor, whose rights were taken during the 2015 MLS Re-entry Draft.

Grading the Timbers: Goalkeepers and Defenders

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Forty-six weeks after it began, the 2015 Portland Timbers season is over. And it's over in the best possible way.

That means, however, that it's time to take a look back and grade the season that was for each of the Timbers players, Caleb Porter, and Gavin Wilkinson.

But first a few points of housekeeping.

Stumptown Roundup: MLS Cup Tidbits and Links

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The players play on Sunday. But the media mediaizes on Friday.

"Mediaizes" might not be a real word, but there were plenty of other real words written about the Portland Timbers and MLS Cup on Friday. Here's a Saturday morning roundup of the MLS Cup media action from Friday's media frenzy.

Friday morning started with Sports Illustrated's Brian Straus doing a deep dive on Gavin Wilkinson and his track record with the club in the face of some vocal fan opposition.

Some Soccer News for Dec 4, 2015

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MLS Cup Playoffs
Sun Dec 6
Columbus Crew v Portland Timbers - 3pm CT on ESPN
-Current weather forecast for Sunday kickoff: High 50F. 0% chance of precip. Intervals of clouds and sunshine. Winds light and variable.
-See you there!

Who will win?

The Portland Timbers Are A Mess

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The Portland Timbers Are A Mess - originally posted on

I'm disappointed in Caleb Porter.

Not because the Timbers are losing. That happens. Teams slump. The good ones break out of slumps, and we'll figure out soon whether the Timbers are one of those good teams.

I'm disappointed in Caleb Porter, the wunderkind second-coming MLS Coach of the Year, because he's not saying anything insightful, constructive, or interesting.

MLS ’13 – Reviewing the Coaching Hires

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As Earl said yesterday, we're doing the MLS preview a little differently this year, and our first article today is on the men on the bench, the new head coaches. This offseason five teams from various situations and needs hired ... Continue reading →

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Portland Timbers May Trade Back Into the MLS SuperDraft

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There's no question that, last month, when the Portland Timbers traded away both of their 2013 SuperDraft picks, that they raised a lot of questions from both fans and media pundits a like. After all, even if there's not much in the SuperDraft that you really need, it's a great marketing vessel. This year's top SuperDraft pciks will appear live on ESPN's SportsCenter, after all.

Portland Timbers Sign Diego Valeri as a Designated Player

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Well it's official! The worst kept secret in Portland Timbers history is now 100% confirmed as the Portland Timbers issued a press release this morning confirming that Diego Valeri is, in fact, joining the Timbers. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, earlier reports have stated it is a one year deal worth $400,000.

Portland Thorns FC Announce Cindy Parlow as Head Coach

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Big news for Porltand's newest women's team today as the Portland Thorns FC have announced Cindy Parlow Cones as the head coach for the team heading into the 2013 NWSL season. Those of you who have followed the USWNT for more than the last few years will remember Parlow as a standout on the team winning two gold medals and a Women's World Cup Championship.

Portland Timbers Win Mobi Fehr in Weighted Lottery

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Well, I told you it was going to happen soon and here we are: as of this morning, Mobi Fehr is the newest Portland Timbers player on the roster. With an 83% chance of winning him, the Timbers were able to acquire him during the weighted lottery held earlier this morning.

"Mobi is a young, versatile player with a great deal of ability," said Gavin Wilkinson, Timbers general manager.

Gavin Wilkinson: Portland Timbers Talking to Jonathan Bornstein, Robbie Findley; One Could Be Signed Soon

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Here's something that you might have missed if you don't pay regular attention to MLS's Extra Time Radio podcast. This last Monday, Gavin Wilkinson took the stage and spoke with the guys over there. While much of the conversation was pretty basic stuff, most of which we've known about for weeks if not months, they did bring up a couple players that we've all been very interested in since the 2010 Expansion Draft: Jonathan Bornstein and Robbie Findley.

If You Were In Control of the Portland Timbers

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Given the various positions of the Portland Timbers, how would you manage and control the on field and off field decisions?

Welcome to the second part in our miniseries "If You Were " wherein we ask for your input if you were in control of various aspects of the Portland Timbers Front Office.

Portland Timbers Postmortem: Gavin Wilkinson as Interim Head Coach

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On the morning of July 9, Timbers fans were whipped into a frenzy of anticipation, as news started to leak that head coach John Spencer would be fired later that day. That anticipation abruptly turned to, well, something else entirely at about 10am, when Geoffrey C Arnold reported that Gavin Wilkinson would be serving as interim head coach until a replacement could be found.

If You Were General Manager of the Portland Timbers

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Welcome to the second part in our miniseries "If You Were " wherein we ask for your input if you were in control of various aspects of the Portland Timbers Front Office. Today we're doing the General Manager position.

Gavin Wilkinson is not exactly a name that inspires a lot of good will among Timbers fans these days.

Portland Timbers 2012 Player Rankings #30: Steve Purdy

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After starting the season once again on the bench, Purdy was given a chance to start at right back after a series of disastrous performances from Lovel Palmer. Purdy put in two good performances against the L.A. galaxy and Sporting Kansas City, who were then 7-0-0, before going down with the first of a string of injuries that would derail the rest of his season.

Portland Timbers Training Quotes and Notes: Off-season Check-ins

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A squad of young Timbers players gathered at Jeld-Wen Field today to practice under the watchful eye of Sean McAuley. McAuley ran practice in lieu of Gavin Wilkinson, who has shed his interim head coach title and returned to full-time general manager duties. According to McAuley, Wilkinson is abroad looking at players, although he would not give any specifics of GW's travels.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (third match of three)

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We have full player evaluations for every Portland Timbers player that appeared in their 1 to 0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps on October 21 in Canada, plus an overall team mark and coaches rating. With the win, the Timbers avoided going winless on the road during the 2012 season while also hoisting the Cascadia Cup for the first time as an MLS team and the third time in the overall history of the competition.

Portland Timbers at Vancouver Whitecaps (photos)

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On Sunday, October 21, the Portland Timbers defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps with a lone unopposed goal from Jack Jewsbury, ensuring the Cascadia Cup's custodial transfer to Portland. Silly pictures follow...

Portland Timbers Training Quotes and Notes: Jump Kick!

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Today started out with the usual warm ups before practice was closed early on. When practice reopened later on, the team was focused on finishing drills going on at the far end of the pitch.

The most interesting action on the day took place after most of the team had headed inside and Joe Bendik, Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Ryan Kawulok, and Jake Gleeson donned pink t-shirts to take a photo to support breast cancer research.

Portland Timbers Training Quotes and Notes: Columbian Colombians Edition

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Practice today at the Timbers' Beaverton training center was separated into two groups with Futty Danso and a group of younger players working out on the turf pitch while Sunday's probable eighteen were over on the natural grass surface. Training was closed briefly while Gavin Wilkinson addressed the team, after which both groups of players played small field games for the rest of practice.

Five Reasons to be Excited for 2013

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It's been a grim year. With Kenny Cooper being traded to the New York Red Bulls and thereafter scoring goals like a mad man, Troy Perkins (a fan favorite) being traded and publicly dissed by Gavin Wilkinson, and John Spencer being fired it's been a whirlwind of crap that Portland Timbers fans have had to deal with this year.

Portland Timbers Matchday Postscript: Hitting Bottom

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Five Keys to the Match

Questionable lineup decisions: Against DC United we saw Gavin Wilkinson use a lineup nearly identical to the previous match, with only the striker position changing. The decision was a surprise, given Wilkinson's talk of wanting to see all of his players audition for a spot on next year's squad.

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Carroll set to make 350th MLS appearance, second walls, more Union bits, more news

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Carroll set to make 350th league appearance on Saturday. B.J. Callaghan on that second wall. More power rankings. More news.

2015 Portland Timbers Season Preview - Part 5: Timbers Organization & Stadium

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In part 5 of our 2015 season preview, we look at the names and faces of those behind the players on the pitch. The Portland Timbers have been successful in making the transition from USL to MLS, and are now considered one of the strongest brands in MLS. Much of that success is due to the organization as a whole, and 2015 showcases some additional changes and updates designed to keep up the progress.

2013 Portland Timbers season preview: front office, coaches & broadcasters (part 4)

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In part four of our 2013 season preview, we turn our attention to the people that run the Portland Timbers on a daily basis - the coaches and front office personnel - and highlight the broadcast team for the matches. The Timbers have a solid collective of talented individuals with varying backgrounds, but one goal is very clear - make the Timbers the pinnacle franchise in MLS.

Portland Timbers officially introduce Caleb Porter as their next head coach

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The Portland Timbers officially introduced their new head coach, Caleb Porter, to the city of Portland in a ceremony at JELD-WEN Field. Porter and Techncial Director Gavin Wilkinson spent over 40 minutes addressing queries from local media and selected fans about the plans for the 2013 Timbers, and there were some important bits of information released about the team's direction and potential player movement.

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Sporting Sign Haitian Midfielder, James Marcelin

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Sporting announced their third addition of the offseason today, announcing the signing of Haitian midfielder, James Marcelin. Marcelin spent last year with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the NASL, making 15 appearances for the club as they advanced to the Soccer Bowl before losing to the San Antonio Scorpions.

KOSS: Episode 07

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On this convening of the round table Zach, Ryan and Jeremiah...and a late arriving Kevin discuss Gavin Wilkinson's lineup tinkering during the latest Portland vs. Seattle match. We talk ratings in MLS and the rage surrounding the latest USMNT roster. More importantly, Kevin went to a party, sang a Jamiroquai song and watched people play Magic-like card game?

The Rest

Big win over the Crew, Academy teams sweep, more news

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Recaps and reaction from the UNion's first-ever win in Columbus. Union Academy teams sweep Continental FC Delco. League results and more news.

In Defense Of Dike

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Bright Dike is, depending on your perspective, our best forward who should start whenever he’s healthy, a great 70th minute substitute, or a guy who simply doesn’t belong in MLS.

Even as the season winds down, it is important to consider his role in the squad going forward. Jose Adolfo Valencia finally made his debut with the reserves in their final game, and if everything pans out as the front office expected when they signed him, he is the Timbers’ striker of the future.

Recap: Portland once again flops on the road

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The game started with a lot of question marks, with Gavin Wilkinson opting for a couple of retreads as the outside backs. Lovel Palmer and Rodney Wallace were brought on to shore up the back line and provide offensive support. The effects of those two changes were evident early on as Christian Tiffert constantly attacked Palmer and Sal Zizzo on the left and created 3 half chances and Seattle won 3 corners in the first 10 minutes.