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Portland Timbers To Scrimmage Oregon State Today

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The Timbers reserves will be taking on Oregon State this afternoon in a bid to find more playing time for the team's reserves while giving the Beavers some high level competition as they prepare for the fall season. The scrimmage is closed to the public, but I will be there to take in the proceedings.

Babayele Sodade Living Pro Soccer And Olympic Dreams

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Sometimes a player has a big week because of goals scored, or a game winning assist, or a shutout. For Babayele Sodade his week was a bit bigger. In a period of just days he'd signed his contract to be a professional soccer player and was called in as one of 23 players competing to represent Canada in 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying.

Portland Timbers

A Look At Potential HGP . . . Steven Evans

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Part two of a seven part FanPost series looking at potential Home Grown Player signings on the Portland Timbers U-23s (based on the "[Brent] Richards Rule")

Steven Evans, a rising-junior at the University of Portland, is now in his fourth season with the Portland Timbers U-23s.

Portland Trades For Danny Mwanga

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Danny Mwanga is headed back to Oregon. (Getty Images)

Holy moly. Philadelphia is trading away their team here. It was announced earlier that the Portland Timbers have acquired forward Danny Mwanga from the Philadelphia Union in exchange for forward Jorge Perlaza.

A striker for striker deal between the two clubs.

Union Trade Danny Mwanga To Portland For Jorge Perlaza

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The Philadelphia Union have traded Danny Mwanga for Jorge Perlaza of the Portland Timbers.

Mwanga moved to the United States in 2006 and attended high school in Portland before playing at Oregon State for a year. The 20-year-old was drafted first overall in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft, becoming the Union's first ever draft selection.

Goff: Philadelphia And Timbers Talking Trade

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The Portland Timbers will announce a deal later today and their trade partner might be the Philadelphia Union.

Steven Goff, the man behind the Washington Post's Soccer Insider, said over Twitter that he heard that the Union were in play to be a part of the upcoming Timbers trade.

Portland's Owner, and President, Merrit Paulson tweeted earlier that the Timbers would "be announcing a pretty significant trade shortly.

Six to seven possible HGP on Timbers U23s

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As any supporter of the Portland Timbers should know, four former members of the U23s have been promoted to the first team since the team's inception in 2008. Two of the now-first teamers (Freddie Braun and Jake Gleeson) signed out of the MLS squad's first training camp. Rookie Ryan Kawulok was signed after being drafted by the Timbers in the supplemental draft, while fellow rookie Brent Richards became the Timbers first Home Grown Player.

Portland Timbers Practice Quotes and Notes: Boyd is the Woyd

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The Portland Timbers held a closed practice today in Tualatin. The weather alternated between rain and sun about four times over the course of practice, giving newcomer Kris Boyd the full Portland weather experience.

During practice the Timbers announced a closed scrimmage with Oregon State tomorrow night.

DIY Graphics: Portland Timbers Supporter Propaganda

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This was how it began:

Graphic designer Brent Diskin had long liked soccer, but grew up in a household proud of its support of Oregon State's college football team, and that was his main sporting interest until very recently. So how did Diskin end up producing the posters above, upon the Portland Timbers' elevation to Major League Soccer in 2009?

Whitecaps and Timbers busy on trading front

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VANCOUVER, BC The Portland Timbers and the Vancouver Whitecaps started dealing after taking the first step toward building their inaugural rosters in Major League Soccer's expansion draft on Wednesday. Both teams pulled off several trades, including Portland's deal with D.C. United that sent top expansion draft pick Dax McCarty east in exchange for defender/midfielder [.

Whitecaps and Timbers busy on trading front

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VANCOUVER, BC The Portland Timbers and the Vancouver Whitecaps started dealing after taking the first step toward building their inaugural rosters in Major League Soccer's expansion draft on Wednesday. Both teams pulled off several trades, including Portland's deal with D.C. United that sent top expansion draft pick Dax McCarty east in exchange for defender/midfielder [.

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Scottish journalist sticks by Nowak story, more

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Photo: Daniel Gajdamowicz

Philadelphia Union

Kerith Gabriel writes that while Peter Nowak says a report in the Edinburgh Evening News that says he has applied for the manager's job at SPL club Hearts is "absolutely false," the author of the original report, Barry Anderson tells him, "I'm not sure of his chances.

The American game continues to grow

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Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney writes of the growth of the game in the United States.

Something Landon Donovan said in a February interview got me to thinking about what effect the U.S. team's performance in the 2010 World Cup might have on MLS.

Despite strong World Cup TV ratings, MLS numbers haven't changed.

Friday college roundup: Maryland rolls, Cal survives and more

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The No. 3 Maryland Terrapins continued their unstoppable form on Friday night with a convincing 2-0 victory over No. 11 Virginia. Casey Townsend scored just 1 minute, 32 seconds into the match for his third goal in as many games.

John Stertzer provided insurance for Maryland just two minutes after halftime with a header to double the lead.

Sunday College Recap: Ohio State rolls, San Diego survives a shootout, more

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No. 19 Ohio State remain unbeaten in their Big 10 campaign with a 2-1 victory over No. 11 Michigan State. A second-half winner by Austin McAnena capped a dream week for the Buckeyes after drawing top-ranked Akron on Wednesday. The Spartans saw their six-game winning streak snapped but remain at .

Seattle Sounders

Sounders 2-Nil Winners Over Oregon State In Scrimmage

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The game was an oppotunity for the Seattle Sounders reserve players to go 90, as well as to get Eddie Johnson a half of play within Sigi Schmid's system. Seattle's two goals came in each half. The first came when Sammy Ochoa headed an Alex Caskey corner into an Oregon State Beaver defender, but the shot likely would have gone in any way.

UW Huskies Soccer Schedule Released

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On a busy soccer Saturday (Champions League Final, Mexico v Ecuador at Qwest, Sounders v Real Salt Lake) the University of Washington released its soccer schedule for the coming fall. It is a schedule that should help their RPI come tournament selection time with Dawgs playing 2010's #4 (Cal), #6 (SMU), #8 (UCLA), #21 (Tulsa) and #34 (Florida Gulf Coast) all ranked higher than they were.


Stanford Tops USC in 3OT Classic

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Stanford, the No. 6 ranked team in the land, had a fight on their hands at USC against the Trojans. But Andrew Luck and the Cardinal kept scratching and clawing until they took home a 56-48 victory in triple overtime.

Luck finished the game 28-for-39 for 302 yards and three touchdown passes.

Dolphins Add Matt Moore

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The Miami Dolphins were in the market for another quarterback. After trying and failing to trade for Kyle Orton, the Dolphins made their move by signing Matt Moore, formerly of the Carolina Panthers. Matt Moore's deal is reportedly worth $5 million over two seasons.

Last year, Matt Moore really struggled.

Danny Mwanga

Season Review: Danny Mwanga

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Editor's note: PSP is running season reviews for each Philadelphia Union player one per weekday for the next few weeks. You can read all the reviews here.

On the scorer's sheet for the PPL Park opener. (Photo: Paul Rudderow)

Being the number one pick in any draft comes with immense pressure.

Round-up: Fernando Torres has recovered his soul

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Goals of the Week

A few GotW round-ups for you. First off we have Romain Poyet (2:06) with a stunner of a volley for Brest. 101greatgoals.com has a top ten list, with the goal of the week going to Pavlyuchenko for being on the receiving end of Gareth Bale magic against Inter.

The Rest

MLS Draft Round 3: Recap

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The Union finally have picks!

Not much to say besides here are your third round picks from everyone! Format: Team Name (Acquired by if applicable)- Player (Position, School)

  1. Los Angeles FC- Jordan Jones (Forward, Oregon State)
  2. LA Galaxy- Nate Schultz (Defender, Akron)
  3. Chicago Fire (From DC United)- Elliott Collier (Forward, Loyola College)
  4. Colorado Rapids- Thomas Olsen (Goalkeeper, Univ of San Diego)
  5. Real Salt Lake (From Minnesota United)- PASSED
  6. NYCFC (From Orlando)- Alex Bumpus (Defender, Univ of Kentucky)
  7. Montreal Impact- Ken Krolicki (Midfielder, Michigan State)
  8. Philadelphia Union- Mike Catalano (Midfielder, Univ of Wisconsin)
  9. Philadelphia Union (From NE Revolution)- Aidan Apodaca (Forward, California Baptist)
  10. Real Salt Lake- PASS
  11. FC Dallas- Amer Sasivarevic (Midfielder, Grand Canyon University)
  12. San Jose Earthquakes- Kevin Partida (Midfielder, University of Las Vegas)
  13. Houston Dynamo (From Sporting KC)- Pablo Aguilar (Midfielder, Univ of Virginia)
  14. Montreal Impact (From Minnesota)-PASSED
  15. Portland Timbers(From Chicago)- Caleb Duvernay (Defender, NC State)
  16. Vancouver Whitecaps (From NY Red Bull)- Cory Brown (Defender, Xavier)
  17. Portland Timbers (From Real Salt Lake)- Tim Mueller (Forward, Oregon State)
  18. Portland Timbers- Stuart Holthusen (Forward, Akron)
  20. Houston Dynamo- Sheldon Sullivan (Defender, Univ of Virginia)
  21. Columbus Crew SC- Luis Argudo (Midfielder, Wake Forest)
  22. Seattle Sounders- Chris Bared (Defender, Villanova)
  23. Toronto FC- Andre Morrison (Defender, Hartford)

UT baseball: Regional games postponed

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DALLAS — Texas survived another day at its NCAA baseball regional without having to play a game.

The Longhorns' elimination contest against host Dallas Baptist was postponed due to unplayable conditions Saturday at rain-soaked Horner Ballpark. Third-seeded UT will play the top-seeded Patriots at noon on Sunday, with a winners' bracket game featuring second-seeded Oregon State and fourth-seeded Virginia Commonwealth set for 4 p.

MLS signs eight college seniors head of the 2015 SuperDraft

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The 2015 SuperDraft is posed to be a pretty interesting one. For one thing, the Generation adidas class will be tiny, like maybe four guys once it is all said and done. But the league has done well to lock up several seniors before the Combine even kicks off.

Today the league announced the signing of eight standout seniors that will be in the SuperDraft.

Three Academy Graduates Still Alive in College Cup

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The NCAA tournament first two rounds have completed and heading into this weekend, three graduates from the Sporting KC academy are still alive. Eric DeJulio and Creighton received a first round bye and then beat Oregon State 1-0 to advance to the next round. They will host Xavier in Omaha this coming weekend.

Goalkeeper blasts clearance attempt off opposing striker’s face for easy yet painful goal

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The mark of a good striker includes having a nose for goal and being able to score even without trying and by that standard, the University of Oregon's Achijah Berry is the next Chicharito. In a match against Oregon State last week, the last of the season, OSU goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme blasted a clearance off the side of Berry's face from point-blank range, causing the ball to bounce back into her own net.

Buffs fall in Pac-12 opener

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The Oregon State women's soccer team defeated the Colorado Buffaloes 2-0 Friday night in the Pac-12 conference opener.

"We didn't know what to expect from Colorado," Beavers coach Linus Rhode said. "I thought it was a solid game. We had to deal with physical play and I think overall, we did a good job today.

Zero Arrests, Just Two Ejections From Cascadia Cup Match

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Zero Arrests, Just Two Ejections From Cascadia Cup Match

Hopefully, league officials look at the first three Cascadia Cup matches and see what they're looking for. According to this report in the Oregonian, there were no arrests and just two people ejected from the game on Sunday. As a comparison, the article points out that nine people were ejected from the 2009 Civil War football game between Oregon and Oregon State.

Naked Beaver Gets in Trouble

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Sometimes, naked Beavers are a good thing. This time? Not so much. Tyler Patrick Thomas, an offensive lineman for the Oregon State Beavers, was kicked off the team after being arrested and charged with resisting arrest, criminal mischief and criminal trespass. The 19-year-old was discovered by police in a stranger's house while clearly intoxicated and clearly naked.