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Timber Cruise: Seattle Sounders 1, Portland Timbers 1

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That's a good point.

Actually, no, that's a very, very good point.

The Timbers — sans a good portion of their spine in Fanendo Adi, David Guzman, Liam Ridgewell, and Jake Gleeson — went on the road and earned a deserved draw against the hottest team in MLS.

There's no need for qualification or equivocation.

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.

Timbers set record with 11th home win in 2016 to defeat Union 2 to 1

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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...

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.

Valeri's return sparks offensive explosion as Timbers smash Sounders 3 to 1

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The Portland Timbers were hoping to keep their long unbeaten streak going, but with the Seattle Sounders visiting and strange things happening in each rivalry match, the home side knew it wouldn't be easy. Taking their lead from the returning Diego Valeri, the Timbers put forth one of their best performances in 2016 together for a resounding win over their Washington Cascadian rivals.

Timbers offense struggles for goals as they play Montreal Impact to 1 all draw

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With a huge road trip completed, the Portland Timbers were hoping to get off to a good start on their three match homestand. While they were able to extend their unbeaten streak to 8 with a 1 all draw with the Montreal Impact, the Timbers had plenty of chances to take the full points and they weren't able to take advantage.

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. New York City FC

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers 2 to 1 loss to New York City FC back on May 15 at Providence Park. Included are marks for every Timbers player that appeared in the match, plus ratings for the coaches, opponent and officiating.

Japanese imports Kudo and Endoh notch first MLS goals

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Japan's Masato Kudo opened his Major League Soccer scoring account to help the Vancouver Whitecaps rally for a 2-1 victory over MLS Cup champions Portland in Vancouver.

Kudo, the all-time leading goalscorer for 2011 J-League Champions Kashiwa Reysol, arrived on a free transfer in December.

Japanese imports Kudo and Endoh notch first MLS goals

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Japan's Masato Kudo opened his Major League Soccer scoring account to help the Vancouver Whitecaps rally for a 2-1 victory over MLS Cup champions Portland in Vancouver.

Kudo, the all-time leading goalscorer for 2011 J-League Champions Kashiwa Reysol, arrived on a free transfer in December.

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.

Gleeson's second half heroics help preserve Portland Timbers 2 to 1 win over Toronto FC

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Liam Ridgewell was back on the pitch for the Timbers, and the defense responded with a better effort. There were still issues, but overall, the backline seemed to be in much better spirits and the performance matched that.Jennifer Kesgard, community...

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Rare on-field surrender cobra spotted

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Yes, that's Jake Gleeson sporting the viral symbol of the defeated fan.

In moments when your team snatches defeat from the jaws of victory your hands go up on your head and your mouth drops open, stunned. You have become the surrender cobra. This wild beast is a regular at college sporting events, but you've probably done it yourself.

Timbers showed improvement, but left frustrated by loss in Seattle

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The Portland Timbers' hot start is a thing of the distant past. After beginning the season with three emphaticwins, the Timbers are now winless in their last five matches with three losses in that time. They have sunk from the top spot in the Western Conference to fifth place, where they cling to a playoff spot by two points.

Halftime Report: Philadelphia Union all square with Portland Timbers

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A solid first half by the Union against the first place Portland Timbers

The Philadelphia Union returned home for the first time since March 11th to take on Portland Timbers. With a returning Richie Marquez and Ilsinho, Philadelphia went into halftime all square with Portland, 1-1.

Philadelphia had the first legitimate shot on net when CJ Sapong backheeled a pass toward goal for Fabinho, whose shot was kicked away from close range by Portland goalkeeper Jake Gleeson.

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.

Report: Could Attinella be the Portland Timbers New Keeper?

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According to Minnesota United site Fifty Five One, the Portland Timbers are pursuing former Real Salt Lake keeper Jeff Attinella to back up and compete with current No. 1 Jake Gleeson.

After several seasons spent behind Nick Rimando with RSL, Attinella has shown himself to be capable of stepping up when called upon, making 29 appearances over the last four years with the Utah side.

Cop says he didn't have authority to detain Portland Timbers' Liam Ridgewell before alcohol testing

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Timbers player Liam Ridgewell flew in from England to make a court appearance Wednesday in Lake Oswego as his lawyers argued to throw out a field sobriety test that led to his arrest in October on a drunken driving charge.

Portland Timbers' Liam Ridgewell shouldn't have been tested for alcohol, lawyers say

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Liam Ridgewell, a Portland Timbers defender, is accused of driving under the influence of intoxicants after police say he drove to the scene of a Lake Oswego crash involving teammate Jake Gleeson in October.

Timbers' Ridgewell, Gleeson arrested for DUI

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The Portland Timbers' season ended with a thud on Sunday, butthings got even worse on Mondaydue to an off-the-field incident including two regular starters.

Captain Liam Ridgewell and goalkeeperJake Gleeson were arrested on Monday nightfordriving under the influence of intoxicants.

Portland Timbers Lose 3-1 to Houston Dynamo, Remain Winless on the Road

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The Portland Timbers kept their road losing streak alive, dropping a 3-1 result to the Houston Dynamo and losing vital ground in the playoff race.

The Dynamo broke the deadlock in 34th minute after a closely fought first half. A mis-placed pass from Alvas Powell across the back line was picked up by the home side deep in the Timbers' half and sent into the box from near the end line.

Union Struggle Chopping Down Trees: Portland Timbers 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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The Union got plenty of goal-scoring opportunities, but plenty of opportunities did not a victory make.

Entering Portland and playing a strong Portland Timbers side, the Philadelphia Union kept the match competitive but unfortunately simply competitive was not enough to overcome the home side.

Portland Timbers Lose 2-1 Again, This Time to New York City FC

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The Portland Timbers lost their third match in a row, going down 2-1 to New York City FC in a frustrating match that saw the side's injuries continue to mount.

Things took an unfortunate turn in the 12th minute as Darlington Nagbe and NYC fullback RJ Allen came together along the Timbers' left touch line.

Soccer Made in Portland: 2016 Episode 18

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Jamie and Chris return to the microphone to recap the Portland Timbers' double-game week, to discuss whether Jake Gleeson is poised to take Adam Kwarasey's number-one jersey, and to introduce a new hot-take segment to be named later.

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Drunken driving arrest of Portland Timbers players caught on police dash cam video

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Newly released dash camera video shows the arrests of Portland Timbers players Jake Gleeson and Liam Ridgewell after a drunken driving crash last October in Lake Oswego. Gleeson later admitted to drunk driving and entered an alcohol diversion program. Ridgewell's charges were dismissed.

Drunken driving case against Portland Timbers' Liam Ridgewell to be dropped, prosecutor says

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City Attorney Jerry Seeberger said it would have been difficult to move forward following Judge William Bruce Shepley's ruling last month that the October traffic stop of Ridgewell wasn't supported by probable cause or reasonable suspicion. Ridgewell faced charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants and refusing a breath test.

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.

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Pontius named MLS Comeback Player of the Year, Blake named PST’s Goalkeeper of the Year, more

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More end-of-season awards for the Union. Villanova, Delaware, and Rider begin NCAA championship tournament play tonight. More Klinsmann talk.

Blake named to Jamaica provisional Copa roster, McCarthy named to USL Team of the Week, more

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Jamaica names Andre Blake to Copa AMerica roster but doesn't say when camp starts. John McCarthy named to USL's Team of the Week. Fan vote for name of Union-DC Rivalry Week matchup. More.

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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.

“A sense of urgency”: Union news, USA-New Zealand, more

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Curtin acknowledges team feels "a sense of urgency" ahead of final two games of the season. U-17s wrap up regional Generation adidas Cup qualifiers. US hosts New Zealand tonight. More.

Timbers Continue Woeful Road Form with 3-1 Loss in Dallas

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They are still winless on the road. And not just winless but they like to get steamrolled. Our own Chris Rifer pointed out on twitter that the Timbers have been outscored 9-2 in their most recent road games (tonight included). But Valeri got a sweet looking consolation goal, so yay?

The Timbers put themselves into a two goal hole in the first half.

Roots Report: Gem State

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T2 beat S2 for the first time ever last week. With a 1-0 win at Providence Park, T2 took all three points against the worst team in the USL West, Sounders 2. It was Villyan Bijev who got his first goal for T2 and the defense secured a shut out against a misfiring S2 attack. With Bijev's first goal for T2, that makes 8 different players who have scored for T2, and McIntosh got his 2nd shutout of the season while Hamilton continues first team bench duty to cover Jake Gleeson.

FIFA Match Preview: In Which Borchers Builds You Up to Break You Down

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Against my better judgement, I continue my series of simulating the Timbers' upcoming games in FIFA16. Today, the Whitecaps are on board.

Hi again. It's that time of week where instead of doing literally anything else that could make me a productive member of society, I spend a few hours simulating this week's matchup against the Whitecaps in a video game, and telling you about that experience.