Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers Player Rankings #10: Troy Perkins

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Acquired from DC United in exchange for allocation money and goalkeeper Steve Cronin, Perkins was seldom out of the starting lineup during his tenure with the Portland Timbers.

Perkins was known for his awareness in front of goal and the quick reaction saves that kept the Timbers' chances alive.

Impact, Timbers swap goalkeepers Ricketts, Perkins

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Two teams on the outside of the playoff race looking in have swapped goalkeepers in an unusual mid-season deal.

The Montreal Impact sent goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts to the Portland Timbers for Troy Perkins in a straight-up trade that sees both veteran goalkeepers get a change of scenery.

Timbers survive July 3rd tremor but no liquefaction occurs

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Quick Recap

Another great start as the Portland Timbers score first on a very quick counter attack. In the second half Portland added another goal and it turned out to be the cushion they needed as the San Jose Earthquakes pulled one back. 2-1 Win for Portland.

First Half

From the first whistle Portland looked like they actually came to play tonight.

GCA Reports: MLS clears Sanna Nyassi for collision with Portland Timbers' Troy Perkins

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GCA Reports: MLS clears Sanna Nyassi for collision with Portland Timbers' Troy Perkins

If the report is accurate, and MLS has indeed reviewed the incident and taken no action, then MLS keepers should start wearing armor, because clearly the league will not protect them.

Timbers Betting Game: 2012 Season Opener vs. Philly

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The Timbers betting game is back for 2012. Â We're starting everyone over with a fresh balance of $20, even last season's winner @TheMikeDonovan.

Here's a little refresher on the rules:

The Rules
-Everyone gets $20 in monopoly money each week to bet with, as long as you play.

SF Community Protection List: Midfielders Edition

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Time for the midfielders and don't forgot to vote for the others here.

How it works
  • Vote by posting a Yes (to Protect) or No (don't Protect) in the subject of a comment, then explain why in the message
  • We (the editors) will keep track of all the yes/no votes for each player
  • At the end of the whole roster we will total up the results and post the community's Protected list
  • Your list will be compared to the list of each contributing editor
  • The only player we will not be voting on is Darlington Nagbe as he is automatically protected based on his Generations Adidas Status.

Place your Bets: Timbers vs Red Bulls

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Will Cooper make it three matches in a row?

The Lines
Cooper 5:1
Jewsbury 4:1
Perlaza 7:1
Nagbe 7:1
Chara 6:1
Dike 11:1
Zizzo 11:1
Alhassan 18:1
Defense 8:1
Field 13:1

Side Bets
Nagbe picks up an another assist, pays 3:1
Perkins shutout, pays 4:1
Cooper brace, pays 50:1
Timbers remain in wildcard spot on Monday 3:1
First person to make the connection between the picture of the bill below and the Red Bulls gets $10

The Rules
-Everyone gets $20 in monopoly money each week to bet with.

Place your Bets: Timbers vs. Earthquakes

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The house got cleaned out last week, so the lines are going to have to tighten up a bit. Thank goodness Kenny Cooper didn't pull off a hat trick (250:1 payout) or we'd have to close shop right now.

Advice from the Gambling Insider

It's a tough night to pick between Nagbe, Cooper and Perlaza.

Houston Holds Off Portland 2-1

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Portland Setup: Portland set up in a variation of a 4-4-2 with two holding midfielders in Jewsbury and Chara. Chara and Zizzo would take turns moving forward partnering with Nagbe in the center behind Johnson. Zizzo played wide right and Nagbe played wide left but could often be found central with Cooper moving out wide to the left.

So long Troy, Hello Steve…

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DC United announced today that is sending veteran keeper Troy Perkins to the Portland Timbers in exchange for Steve Cronin and allocation Money. Photo: Martin Fernandez.

FC Dallas

5mTKO continue to scratch their heads for a Timbers winning solution!

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Oh my....Perkins out! Donovan Ricketts in! and GW still in! The Adin Brown Position has now been filled. A point vs FC Dallas at home! The first point for Portland since July 3rd and the first since Gavin Wilkinson took over. What should be the focus of the final 12 games? Toronto FC: The last chance for a road win?

My Memorable Inaugrual MLS Season Moments

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Well, with a little time separating us from the season I thought I would take a little time to recount some of my favorite moments from the season, you know the ones that really stuck with me as a relatively new soccer fan. These are sequenced in order of my preference, and are subject to my personal memory at the time.

Colorado Rapids

Rapids Sink Timbers

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Sorry for the delay, a 14+ hour work day will do that. On Saturday an almost healthy Rapids team took the field for the first time this season and took the Timbers to the woodshed. The game was well in hand after 22 minutes and really over as soon as the teams came out of the halftime locker room and the Rapids stayed in control.

Colorado Makes It 2 For 2 Against Portland

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About 90 Rapids fans traveled to Portland to support the Rapids, and they were joined by yours truly and 7 of my family members. That's all of us up in the SW corner of Jeld-Wen Field on the left. The Rapids needed all the support they could get in front of about 20,000 Timbers fans who had only seen one loss this season, before the Rapids came to town.

Saborio's stoppage time brace keeps RSL in Supporters Shield hunt in 2-2 vs. Rapids

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Real Salt Lake refuse to lose.Â

Alvaro Saborio fired a brace during stoppage time to keep RSL's dreams of the Supporters Shield alive with a 2-2 draw against the Colorado Rapids. By earning the draw, RSL took the lead for the Shield from the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Galaxy will now need a draw or a win against FC Dallas to win the Shield.

Red Bulls Gets Back To The Win Column And Remembers 9–11

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Saturday was a bit somber in the New York City Tri-State Area as we remembered those who lost their lives nine years ago as the World Trade Center was attacked and toppled down by terrorists. All morning long the families and friends came to hear the names of those who tragically perished in the Twin Towers.

US Open Cup

More on Athletics Open Cup Win

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Earlier this week, the KC Athletics won their first round US Open Cup match against the Real Colorado Foxes. People reading this blog knew that already. I'd been trying to get some more information on the result, including who scored for the Athletics. After exchanging an email with player/coach, Kyle Perkins, I was able to get more information on the game.

Athletics Qualify for US Open Cup

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KC will have two teams in the US Open Cup proper for the first time, at least in the modern era. In the past Sporting KC has qualified, in 2007 when the Wizards didn't, the KC Brass did. And in 2010 when the Wizards didn't the KC Athletics did. This year, both Sporting and the Athletics have qualified for the Open Cup.

Athletics Fall in US Open Cup Qualifier

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The Kansas City Athletics found themselves behind from the start as they started their attempt to qualify for their second straight US Open Cup in a qualifier against the Iowa Menace. The Athletics only had 10 men on the field from the start against the Menace. Talking with some Kyle Perkins of the Athletics after the game I found that a lot of factors went into them playing with only 10 players.

D.C. United

Hammer Time

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Well, well, well.

You could hardly expect DC United to stand pat on the transfer front after the abomination of the season they just suffered through. But the roster surgery looks to be even more extensive than one might originally have expected. In the wake of the deal that sent Perkins to Portland, Goff is reporting that Simms and Pontius may be on the trading block as well.

Fire v DC United Match Day

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Starting Line Ups


GK Dykstra

D Kinney, Watson-Siriboe, Conde, Umanzor

M Ristic, Lowry, Pause, Pappa

F Nyarko, McBride

Subs: Duffy, Brown, Bone, Husidic, Ljungberg, Carr, Castillo

DC United

GK Perkins

D McTavish, James, Jakovic, Zayner

M Najar, Morsink, King, Quaranta

F Allsopp, Hernandez

Subs: Harrison, Graye, Boskovic, Carreiro, Simms, Varela, Cristman

EFCOG's and Abominations

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Just when you think this season can't possibly induce more pain, you get a loss like the one this weekend. Missing a match reaction? Just hit the rewind button; it's getting a bit stale to keep writing...Najar is the greatest thing since fish sprouted legs, Perkins is a seeping pile of suck, mistakes kill.

The South Stand Report : TFC v. DC United... or the team with chances and no finish vs the team with finishers and no chances

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Now THIS is what I'm talking about. A nice day... coolish, autumnish. This may be the only positive thing to come out of this day. After another yet anemic performance against Chicago, hope is fading on another year of Toronto FC post-season ambitions. If only the 4pm kick-off wasn't a problem.

Call the Headsman | a DC United Match Reaction

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So, does anybody think that Kevin Payne can smell the coffee yet? It's been about a month to a month and a half (at the very least) since the rest of North America conceded that United were never going to make the playoffs. Which is not to say that the team is completely hopeless. Indeed, in most phases of the game, United matched a very good RSL side.

The Rest

Portland Timbers Training Quotes and Notes: The Cascadia Cup Is Coming Edition

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The Timbers held a closed practice today their Beaverton training facility. With the sun out, spirits seemed high during the team's warm-up as they mixed things up from their usual routine with some rugby-style passing drills. Perhaps predictably, few of the American players knew what fitness coach John Ireland meant by "rugby football passing".

Perkins up for Save of the Week

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Perkins up for Save of the Week

Perkins is up for save of the week, not sure he will win as Matt Pickens of Colorado had a great effort but he could.

A view of the Futty Danso hackjob on Calen Carr

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OK, here is the view of the incredible hack that Futty Danso put in on Calen Carr Tuesday night. Danso was rightly suspended today for a game and fined for the foul, but like in the previous post, the question has to be asked: Why doesn't the MLS Disciplinary Committee mete out justice to referee Chris Penso and his unnamed AR as well?

Compilation of Timbers 2012 Player Ratings (post HOU)

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NOTE: Click on each of the charts below for bigger (more readable) versions.

Thanks to all who followed the survey link and submitted player ratings for the Houston match. We had another week with over 100 responses. Here is the distribution of your player ratings...

The rest of the charts are after the jump.

Your Player Ratings - 5/15/12 vs. HOU

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Ugh... Love the defense, hate the offense...

One of these days we'll be able to generate some offense through the middle, right? Anyone else see Alexander ready to sub in and hope it was going to be for Palmer?

And thank God for Perkins...

Okay, once again here's your chance to rate the Timbers performance.

The Loneliness of the Goalkeeper

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"The goalkeeper is the lone eagle, the man of mystery, the last defender. Less the keeper of a goal than the keeper of a dream." - Vladimir Nabokov
They're a breed apart, to be sure. Sympathy for Perkins and all the other oft-maligned netminders?