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Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo: How to Watch, Previews, Match Chat [7:30]

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Week three of the Major League Soccer season is here and the Portland Timbers are set to host the Houston Dynamo in a clash of two-win teams in the West.

Previews

Match Preview: "On the back line, Liam Ridgewell remains out after picking up a foot sprain following the Timbers' week one win over Minnesota United FC.

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.

Report: MLS to Increase Targeted Allocation Money for 2017

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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.

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 vs. Philadelphia Union Match Preview

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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.

MLS Ticker: Hall, Ridgewell, Pirlo and more

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An MLS veteran is set to move on to his next career, while several stars feel the fallout of Thursday night's All-Star Game.

Veteran goalkeeper Tally Hall is reportedly set to retire from professional soccer to begin a career in law enforcement.

Portland Timbers Go Down a Man, Up a Goal to Beat San Jose Earthquakes 1-0

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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.

Portland Timbers Training Quotes and Notes: Back from Orlando

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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.

Portland Timbers at Orlando City SC Quick Preview

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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.

MLS Ticker: Orlando City, Sounders, Generation adidas Cup and more

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Week 3 of MLS is just around the corner, and some of Orlando City SC's regular contributors are showing signs of full fitness.

Orlando City winger Carlos Rivas reportedly should be available for Friday's game vs. New York City FC, while David Mateos and Bryan Róchez trained with the team on Monday.

Liam Ridgewell's Time with Brighton & Hove Albion FC is Up

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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.

MLS Ticker: Ridgewell, Crew, NYCFC and more

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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.

Liam Ridgewell to join Brighton & Hove Albion on short-term loan

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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.

Liam Ridgewell Goes on Loan to Championship Side Brighton

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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.

Liam Ridgewell recovered, ready to start for Timbers in MLS Cup Final

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COLUMBUS, Ohio Sitting out the decisive leg of the Western Conference Finals was one of the toughest points in Liam Ridgewell's career. That is how bad he wanted to be on the field.

Ridgewellwill apparently not have to worry about enduring another rough moment this weekend, however.

Portland Timbers at FC Dallas Playoff Match Preview

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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.

Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas Highlights: A Good Start

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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.

Portland Timbers Beat FC Dallas 3-1 In Western Conference Final First Leg

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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.

Jake Gleeson

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.

Player Evaluations

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. 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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Columbus Crew

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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.

Portland Timbers earn advantage in playoff series with 3 to 1 victory over FC Dallas in leg 1

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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.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Colorado Rapids third match

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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...

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Sporting Kansas City third match

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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.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Columbus Crew

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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.

Philadelphia Union

Union-Fire previews and other Union news, USA at SVG, more

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Union look to solidify their campaign to reach the playoffs. UNion Academy season begins on Saturday. US looks to advance to final round of World Cup qualifiers. More news.

Newsy news bits before the new year

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News and such.

McFadden on possible Union move, more news and such

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McFadden hopeful for move to the Union. Colin Kazim-Richards linked to the Union. More news.

Stewart wraps tenure at AZ, Steel tryout, Academy results, East and Haverford state champs, more

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Earnie Stewart finish last day at AZ ahead of joining Union. Burke on BSFC tryouts. Strong weekend for Union Academy. CB East and Haverford School PA champions. Crew and Timbers win. More

The Rest

Liam Ridgewell signed to contract extension

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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.

Some Soccer News for Jan 4, 2016

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Mark it down: Today is the day Zizou took over the reins of Real Madrid.

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Liga MX Clausura 2016 begins on Fri Jan 8.

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A year of discontent and regression for USMNT. By Matthew Doyle of MLSsoccer.com.

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An ugly 2015 for the USA men.

Some Soccer News for Nov 23, 2015

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9 seconds!
-Thats how long it took Columbus to score against New York in the MLS Cup Playoffs Semifinal on Sunday.

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USA CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Rd 4 Gm 4 on Mar 29 v Guatemala: MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus

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MLS Cup Playoffs
Semifinals 1st Leg Schedule
Sun Nov 22
Columbus 2-0 RBNY - CC goals by Justin Meram + Kei Kamara.