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.
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.
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.
The Portland Timbers are back in the Rose City and set to take on their final Eastern Conference opponents of the season, the Philadelphia Union. With the Timbers still just above the red line it is vital that thy keep all three points from this match.
Coming off a tough, mid-week trip to Costa Rica where the Timbers lost 4-2 to Deportivo Saprissa on Wednesday, Portland must bounce back quickly against a rested Union side.
The Portland Timbers played half of tonight's match down a man, but still came out on top in this 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes.
Once again the Timbers grabbed the first goal, going ahead in the 11th minute off a Diego Valeri free kick. With the ball at his feet wide on the Timbers' right, Valeri drove at the San Jose box only to be taken down by San Jose fullback Jordan Stewart.
The Portland Timbers trained at the team's Beaverton practice facility today, putting in their first workout of the week after returning from Sunday's 4-1 loss to Orlando City SC. With a week's practice to go before the Timbers' kick off their upcoming three games in seven days, the team put in a hard but quick session on the pitch before heading indoors for a gym session.
Today the Portland Timbers are as far away from Portland as they are going to get while still playing in Major League Soccer, visiting sunny Florida to take on Orlando City SC in their fourth match of the 2016 MLS season.
For the Timbers, the solidity of the back line remains the main question that the team must answer.
Darlington Nagbe returned to the Portland Timbers in time for the team's final match down in Tucson on Thursday, seeing the field for sixty minutes in the team's 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake. Nagbe's return from national team duty went a long way toward getting the Timbers back to full strength for the upcoming season, but there is still one big piece missing: team captain Liam Ridgewell.
While the MLS transfer window is slowly coming to an end and teams are starting preseason camps, one member of the 2015 MLS Cup champions Portland Timbers is hoping to stay in England fora bit longer.
Timbers center back Liam Ridgewell, 31, hopes to extend his loan spell with Championship club Brighton & Hove Albion, saying: "It saves me going back and doing pre-season – I can do it here and get to play in the Championship.
Once again, Liam Ridgewell is on the move. Once again, only temporarily.
The Portland Timbers announced on Wednesday that they will send Ridgewell to Brighton & Hove Albion on a short-term loan that begins on Jan. 2. Ridgewellwill begin training with the English Championship outfit this week, but cannot officially play for it until after the winter transfer window opens.
The Portland Timbers have allowed defender Liam Ridgewell to go on loan to English Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion. Ridgewell will be with Brighton until mid-February, helping the injury-riddled side in their bid to return be promoted to the Premiership before returning to the Timbers in time for the Simple Invitational preseason tournament.
The Portland Timbers have a 3-1 lead over FC Dallas going into the second leg of the two teams' home and away series in the MLS Western Conference Finals.
With two goals on their opponents, the Timbers have a strong head start in this one, but Dallas have been the league's strongest home team over the course of 2015, ending the season with a 13-2-2 record at home and coming back from a one goal deficit to advance past the Seattle Sounders in the Conference Semifinals.
The Portland Timbers finished Sunday's Western Conference Final first leg against FC Dallas up 3-1 thanks to goals from Liam Ridgewell, Dairon Asprilla, and Nat Borchers. You've probably already watched Asprilla's howitzer a few times (and if not you should probably just go lose yourself in this GIF for a few hours), but let's also take a moment to appreciate the rest of the match as well.
The Portland Timbers needed to come out of their home leg of the Western Conference Finals with a goal in hand. Instead the Timbers emerged with two of them, beating FC Dallas 3-1 at Providence Park and setting up what could be a wide open away fixture next weekend to close out the series.
The Timbers struck first in the 23rd minute after a quick break down the pitch earned the team a corner kick.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Portland Timbers advanced to the MLS Conference Finals for the second time in their MLS history and hosted FC Dallas in the first of two legs. Using a solid defensive effort and unheralded scorers to tally goals, the Timbers jumped to an early series lead with a 3 to 1 win at Providence Park. The same clubs meet on November 29 in Texas with FCD needing at least 2 goals to have a chance to advance to MLS Cup 2015.
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...
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.
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.
Everyone's favorite tattooed CB will be around another two years.
A hallmark of the Timber's successful 2015 MLS Cup campaign was a stout defense led in the middle by Liam Ridgewell, who provided a calm and steady organization for the entire backline. While 2016 hasn't been a banner year for the Timbers defense, the team and fans alike have certainly felt more assured of our capabilities when Ridgy in in the lineup.