The season is about to begin for the Portland Timbers, so it behooves us to take a look at their opposition for 2017. On Tuesday we went over the East, now it is time to look a little closer to home with a quick rundown of the Western Conference.
Home on March 3rd, Away on June 21st
Finish last year: N/A
Former Timbers: Jermaine Taylor, Miguel Ibarra (drafted but not signed)
Players to Watch: Kevin Molino is the fulcrum of the Minnesota attack.
Forward Miguel Ibarra grabbed headlines Monday, but it was forward Christian Ramirez whose late goal ledthe way for the Minnesota United Sunday.
The Minnesota United forward scored a one-touch goal his club-record 16th of the season off a cross from reported USMNT call-upIbarra in the 89th minute to give Minnesota United all three points in a 3-2 victory over Ottawa Fury FC Sunday.
It took just two minutes for Club Leon to find itself in a hole, but Miguel Ibarra made sure his club did not stay in there for long.
Ibarra scored his first Liga MX goal on Saturday to help Leon erase an early deficit and pick up a 2-1 comeback win at home vs. Atlas. Ibarra found the back of the net in the eighth minute, beautifully curling a low shot into the far right corner to negate Daniel Alvarez's free kick and open the door for a winner 10 minutes later.
OTF's Joe Maskivish takes a look back at the USMNT's draw against CONCACAF foe Honduras...
For the second time in less than a week the United States disappointed. One can only hope this is a short-lived trend, but having yet again blown a second half lead at home, to a perceived inferior team, optimism after the World Cup has come back down to earth.
Just like you were in the summer, but with more Jozy this time (ussoccerplayers.com)
Austin Fido has a glance atUSMNT and Honduras, two CONCACAF teams off to divergent starts to the new World Cup cycle...
The first match of USMNT's post-Landon era looks like a gimme: the Honduras national team is at a low ebb, drubbed out of the World Cup with one goal and zero wins, and stumbling to fifth place in the recently concluded Copa Centroamericana.
I meant to get to the Freedom Kicks earlier today, but I'm at the beach and on beach time. So deal with it.
Quality, Depth in D.C. United 2015 Signing Day class | D.C. United: D.C. United's Academy teams are going to an impressive slate of schools, including three to Jason's Maryland and one to my College of William & Mary.
In addition to their active roster of 26 players, the New York Red Bulls have invited ten trialists to join the squad in Florida for preseason training.
Among the unsigned players include three members of the Red Bulls development academy, two former members who are still eligible to sign a homegrown contract, both draft selections at the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, and three guest players.
With the end of the NASL regular season, IMS takes a look at some of the top young, up-and-coming players who are 24 years of age or younger and who MLS should be inviting into training camps in the offseason. In Alphabetical order: Jeff Attinella Age 24 (Goalkeeper Tampa Bay Rowdies) Real Salt [.
For the second year in a row the Minnesota Stars FC have not only made it into the NASL playoffs but have made it to the semifinals. With head coach Manny Lagos leading the charge and players like Stars goal scoring leader Amani Walker and rising star Miguel Ibarra, Minnesota will attempt to retain the [.
Last Sunday the New York Times Magazine ran a long investigative type story on the abuse of
painkillers and eventually a death connected to that abuse by an NHL player. It was a sad and scary
story. And the abuse of painkillers was alarming.