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Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. San Jose second match

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers dramatic 3 to 1 win over San Jose back on April 16 at Providence Park. Included are individual marks for every player that appeared in the match, plus composite rating for the offense, defense, coaching, officiating and the opponent.

Portland Timbers dig very deep for dramatic 3 to 1 win over San Jose Earthquakes

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Already facing a boatload of injuries, the Portland Timbers watched two players receive injuries versus San Jose. Despite that and the additional challenges of San Jose's physical play, the Timbers overcame the challenges and gutted out a dramatic 3 to 1 win over the Earthquakes behind another brace from Fanendo Adi and a goal from Jack McInerney.

Timbers sleepwalk through 3 to 1 loss to FC Dallas, so what's next?

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It's been quite a ride the past few weeks for the Portland Timbers, and we finally take a look back at the positives and the challenges presented before the April 16 battle with San Jose.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Real Salt Lake first match

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We have complete player ratings from the Timbers 2 all draw with RSL. The marks include individual numbers for every Timbers player that appeared in the match, a collective offensive and defensive mark, the officials, coaches and opponent.

Timbers fall behind to RSL but storm back for 2 all draw behind Adi brace

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The Portland Timbers went through a roller coaster versus Real Salt Lake, from dominance to unfortunate mistakes, but they showed resolve to overcome it all for a hard fought draw.

Timbers fortify strike corps as defensive questions mount due to injuries

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The Portland Timbers gave one player a contract extension, and added another forward that had long been rumored to be heading to Portland in separate events this week. We look closely at the Timbers roster now that everything is official

Portland Timbers can't continue road magic in 2 to 1 loss to San Jose

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In their first road appearance of the 2016 MLS regular season, the Portland Timbers couldn't keep the long road winning streak going. The San Jose tallied two goals in the first half, then held on against a furious late rally fueled by Jack McInerney's first goal as a Timber.

Rose City Soccer Show - Talking Crew, Barmby, and San Jose

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In this week's episode of the Rose City Soccer Show, we talk about the big win over the Columbus Crew, break down the positional work, preview San Jose, and talk about all sorts of news about the Portland Timbers.

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.

Timbers claw past Crew for 2 to 1 win in 2016 regular season home opener

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The Portland Timbers were feeling all kinds of emotion in their home opener - celebrating their MLS Cup win while looking towards the 2016 season - but they kept everything in check to register an impressive 2 to 1 win over the Columbus Crew for their first official win of 2016.

Portland Timbers Season Preview Part 3 - The Organization

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In part three of our 2016 season preview for the Portland Timbers, we look closely at the business and organizational sides of the club. There's plenty to be happy about, but the team doesn't seem content to rest on their laurels, either.

Portland Timbers Season Preview Part 2 - Analysis by Position

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In part two of the season preview, we look closer at the additions and subtractions from the Portland Timbers roster between 2015 and 2016. While the core of the team is still very much present, there are some intriguing changes for this year that could pay dividends.

Portland Timbers Season Preview Part 1 - Looking at the Roster

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In a condensed season preview for the Oregonlive.com Timbers blog, we look at the current roster and the makeup for 2016.

Rose City Soccer Show - previewing 2016 MLS & Timbers season

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It's season preview time on the Rose City Soccer Show. The crew get together and recap their thoughts on the key to 2015 success, the potential focus points for 2016, and plenty of prognostications about MLS and the Portland Timbers.

Rose City Soccer Show - finishing 2015 while looking to new year

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It's been a while since we've had Portland Timbers soccer to keep us entertained. The last time the Timbers took the pitch in a competitive fashion, they won the 2015 MLS Cup, and the team is spending the next few...

Timbers roster adds five players while saying goodbye to Wallace, Paparatto & Nanchoff

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Another busy week for the Portland Timbers nets them five players for the 2016 season, but some familiar names have moved onto other chapters as they won't return to the club to help defend the MLS Cup.

Ringing in the New Year with Timbers roster news

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The holidays and other events have kept me away from the Timbers news, but I wanted to recap the highlights of Timbers news and look at the current roster on the eve of the MLS schedule release.

Busy transaction day sees Timbers net Klute, say goodbye to Villafana and Urruti

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The Portland Timbers had been talking about the varied player moves the team will need to make in order to keep their core players together for the 2016 season. One of the moves that ended up happening was the...

Portland Timbers use early goals & stellar defense to outlast Columbus Crew for 2015 MLS Cup

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The theme of the 2015 MLS Playoffs for the Portland Timbers. It started with a simple tifo versus Sporting Kansas City in the Knockout Round, then grew to epic proportions throughout the various rounds. Portland can now bask in...

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.

Rose City Soccer Show - recapping leg 1 between Timbers & Caps

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In this week's episode of the Rose City Soccer Show, we talk Whitecaps, Lucas Melano & try to inject some humor in the process. You might want to listen to the very end of the recording.

Conference semi-final leg 1 between Timbers and Whitecaps ends in physical, tactical scoreless draw

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The Portland Timbers didn't have much time to rest after their draining win over Sporting Kansas City to prepare for their first leg match hosting the Vancouver Whitecaps. A tense, tactical defensive match ensued as the clubs played to a scoreless draw, but the Timbers did have some late chances to try and secure the win.

Portland Timbers outlast Sporting Kansas City in dramatic shootout finish to advance in MLS Playoffs

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Quite simply, this was one of the most incredible MLS matches - actually, it was one of the most improbable soccer matches - I've ever witnessed in person. Emotions were across the board, but in the end, it was the Portland Timbers defeating Sporting Kansas City behind goals from Rodney Wallace and Maximiliano Urruti combined with one of the most dramatic penalty shootouts ever.

Timbers thrash Rapids to finish regular season, will meet Sporting Kansas City in play-in match

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The Portland Timbers have been the talk of the league with two huge wins on the road to get their offense rolling, but Providence Park hasn't been the field of dreams they want. After taking an early lead, the Timbers conceded the leveling goal. However, they rallied to score up three more goals to give the Timbers a huge win to finish the 2015 regular season.

Timbers complete improbable weekend with wins over RSL & Galaxy

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Things are always interesting when Real Salt Lake and Portland meet up, especially when the teams meet in Utah. Portland was hoping to rebound for a rough loss in their last match versus Sporting Kansas City, and they did with...

Rose City Soccer Show - post RSL & LAG makes for happy shows

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Fanendo Adi has been pretty good over the past two matches with three goals in two matches in addition to his stellar hold up play and passion. It's been needed to help push the Portland Timbers closer to securing a...

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.

Sporting Kansas City pulls win off late Nemeth goal, puts Timbers postseasons plans in peril

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Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe prepares to shoot versus Sporting Kansas City. While there was more passing and shooting from the Timbers than the last time they played here, the result was another scoreless game for them. However, the visitors earned...

Rose City Soccer Show - Mick Hoban visits as we talk Crew & SKC

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In the latest episode of the Rose City Soccer Show, Timbers legend Mick Hoban joins the crew to talk US Soccer, MLS, the Crew match, and preview Sporting Kansas City.

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.

Historic night from Fanendo Adi helps Portland Timbers secure 2 to 1 win over Columbus Crew

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After suffering a humiliating loss to the New York Red Bulls in their last match, Timbers Coach Caleb Porter promised changes. Making three lineup changes for a road match in Columbus, the Timbers used a swarming attack, timely defense and a Fanendo Adi brace to secure a hearty 2 to 1 win.

Rose City Soccer Show - recapping New York, previewing Columbus & ailing Timbers

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Providence Park hasn't seen a Timbers home win since August 7 versus the Chicago Fire, and the past two matches - the scoreless draw with Sporting Kansas City and the 2 to 0 loss to the New York Red Bulls...

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. New York Red Bulls match

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers 2 to 0 loss to the New York Red Bulls - including individual player marks, a collective rating for the team, plus marks for the officials, opponent and coaches.

Timbers completely unravel with disappointing effort against New York Red Bulls in 2 to 0 loss

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The Portland Timbers were hoping a home date - and the return of several players from their previous eras and MLS alumni for a halftime celebration - would be enough to inspire their tepid offense and help cement their playoff positioning in the West. Unfortunately, the defense broke down in the first half to concede two goals, and the offense was unable to find any rhythm in an uninspired 2 to 0 loss to the Red Bulls.

What I'm watching for in Portland Timbers match versus New York Red Bulls

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It's a big game for the Timbers this weekend as New York - the Red Bulls - come calling to Providence Park. With just six matches left in 2015, it will be important for the Timbers to work out the one big issue that has plagued them this season - the lack of finishing in the final third of the pitch.

Rose City Soccer Show - Talking NYRB with special guest

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips has been on a tear, and he'll be playing at Providence Park this weekend against the Timbers. While the team defense has been solid, they will be pressured by several key weapons from...

Timbers defense strong versus SKC, but offense can't produce goals in another scoreless draw

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It had been quite a while since the Portland Timbers had seen Sporting Kansas City in play, but with two fixtures in the final few weeks of the season, the midweek match had some important to help them hold playoff positioning. While the defense played well, the offense was mired in another episode of finishing woes as the teams played to a scoreless draw keeping both sides just about the red line.

Rose City Soccer Show - Fishing village aftermath & SKC preview

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Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Seattle Sounders FC third match

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers 2 to 1 loss to the Seattle Sounders FC from August 30. Included are marks for every Portland Timbers player that appeared in the match, plus a mark for officiating, opponent, coaching, and the complete team.

Costly errors and finishing woes doom Portland Timbers in 2 to 1 loss to Seattle Sounders FC

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After a difficult draw at home versus Houston, the Portland Timbers were hoping to secure a win in hostile territory against their arch nemesis to the North, the Seattle Sounders FC. The hosts, however, took a two goal lead off a defensive error and a controversial penalty, but the Timbers fought back to add a goal in the second half to make things interesting.