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.
Already facing a boatload of injuries, the Portland Timbers watched two players receive injuries versus San Jose. Despite that and the additional challenges of San Jose's physical play, the Timbers overcame the challenges and gutted out a dramatic 3 to 1 win over the Earthquakes behind another brace from Fanendo Adi and a goal from Jack McInerney.
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.
In their first road appearance of the 2016 MLS regular season, the Portland Timbers couldn't keep the long road winning streak going. The San Jose tallied two goals in the first half, then held on against a furious late rally fueled by Jack McInerney's first goal as a Timber.
Another busy week for the Portland Timbers nets them five players for the 2016 season, but some familiar names have moved onto other chapters as they won't return to the club to help defend the MLS Cup.
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All of the rumored moves from the Portland Timbers have now been completed as the team today announced that forward Jack McInerney has been acquired from the Columbus Crew in exchange for Targeted Allocation Money and General Allocation Money.
McInerney, 23, has been in MLS since he was 17, playing for the Philadelphia Union, Montreal Impact, and Columbus Crew before joining the Timbers.
We saw what was possibly Amobi Okugo's best season in a Philadelphia Union kit. It was, however, his last in a Union kit.
2014 Season Summary
Amobi Okugo continued to grow as a player. The last of the Philadelphia Union's inaugural class of 2010 once Jack McInerney was sent to the Montreal Impact, Okugo spent most of the season at center back, although did get some time as a central defensive midfielder.
Hey everybody, Michael Orr is back (temporarily)! Michael was on the ground in Tucson for today's match and was gracious enough to give us his thoughts on the game.
Before you get any ideas, I haven't come out of retirement. Not permanently anyway. But thanks to my in-laws living in the general vicinity of Tucson, I got to spend the early afternoon watching the MLS Cup holders in action against Real Salt Lake.
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.
Jack McInerney scored a second half brace to power the Timbers to a preseason win.
Though Darwin Jones opened the scoring in the match, the Seattle Sounders again fell due to a second half brace. The Portland Timbers got the win due to newly acquired Jack McInerney. Both goals he scored were not on Tyler Miller, who now sits with four goals given up in just two halves of play.
Jack McInerney's first day of work with the Portland Timbers was a difficult one, to say the least. Reporting for duty for his first preseason session with his new club, the forward had to watch his new teammates try on championship rings that represented one of the more crushing moments of McInerney's career.
Jack McInerney has a new team, Landon Donavan is making headlines, and much more. Check out that along with the latest news below!
Jack McInerney agrees deal with Portland Timbers - sources | ESPN FC: The reigning MLS Cup champions Portland Timbers are set to acquire out-of-contract forward Jack McInerney from the Columbus Crew SC, sources say.
According to ESPNFC.com, the Portland Timbers are set to acquire Columbus Crew forward Jack McInerney in a trade for allocation money. With a hole left in the lineup behind Fanendo Adi following the departure of Maximiliano Urruti early in the offseason, the Timbers have been looking for a new back up at the No.
In 2013 Nick Sakiewicz and John Hackworth were planning to build around a young core of Jack McInerney, Zac MacMath, and Amobi Okugo. Two years later, all three have been sent packing; Jim Curtin has stepped in as the new head coach; and the Union currently sit in last place in the East with little hope of making the playoffs.
The MLS mainstay finds a new home in Columbus during a time where the Crew find their striker corps in a state of flux.
Much like Jack McInerney before him, Conor Casey joins the oddly specific list of ex-Philadelphia Union strikers to end up in Ohio. Casey started his career with Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga, and after six seasons with Dortmund, Hannover, Karlsruhe, and Mainz 05, he went to Toronto FC of Major League Soccer for two games.