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Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Sporting Kansas City second match

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Jake Gleeson has really taken over the Timbers number 1 goalkeeping spot and his confidence has been soaring over the weeks. We saw a very confident Jake this afternoon and the results have followed.Jennifer Kesgard, community blogger For a look...

Timbers solidify defense after Borchers injury by adding Konopka, Arokoyo & Taylor

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The Portland Timbers had been hoping to regain their health and recently, the team had indicated they've been as healthy as they've been all year. Right after that, the team lost Nat Borchers to injury and with several regulars now nursing various knocks, Portland made several moves to strengthen their defense for the final weeks of the season.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Los Angeles Galaxy second match

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I'm sure that Jake Gleeson would have liked a better result after effectively earning the Timbers' starting goalkeeper job and seeing his main competition transferred away. Unfortunately, the first 12 minutes are ones that I'm sure he'd love to have...

Galaxy strike quickly & Timbers can't fully overcome deficit in 2 to 1 loss

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The Portland Timbers brought a ton of confidence and a 9 match unbeaten streak into their match with the Los Angeles Galaxy. However, the road side struck with 2 goals in 11 minutes, and while the Timbers showed spirit to fight back and even add a goal of their own before the break, they couldn't overcome the early deficit.

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.

Valeri's return sparks offensive explosion as Timbers smash Sounders 3 to 1

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The Portland Timbers were hoping to keep their long unbeaten streak going, but with the Seattle Sounders visiting and strange things happening in each rivalry match, the home side knew it wouldn't be easy. Taking their lead from the returning Diego Valeri, the Timbers put forth one of their best performances in 2016 together for a resounding win over their Washington Cascadian rivals.

Timbers add Lithuanian defender Vytautas Andriuskevicius to fill open roster spot

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The Portland Timbers have been beset by injuries for most of 2016, and that has forced them to make more moves to fortify their roster. With Dairon Asprilla gone on loan, the team added an experienced defender that they hope will solve their left back dilemma since Jorge Villafana left in the offseason.

Timbers offense struggles for goals as they play Montreal Impact to 1 all draw

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With a huge road trip completed, the Portland Timbers were hoping to get off to a good start on their three match homestand. While they were able to extend their unbeaten streak to 8 with a 1 all draw with the Montreal Impact, the Timbers had plenty of chances to take the full points and they weren't able to take advantage.

Timbers sleepwalk through match, bounced out of U.S. Open Cup by Galaxy 1 to 0

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The Portland Timbers were hoping to right some of the unfortunate luck they've had in the U.S. Open Cup over the years with a home match versus the Los Angeles Galaxy, and the ability to host the next round match with win. Unfortunately, an early goal from the Galaxy and a lackluster effort were enough to doom the Timbers as the Galaxy advanced to the next round.

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.

Tale of two halves as Portland Timbers notch 3 2nd half goals to defeat Houston Dynamo

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The Portland Timbers returned home to Providence Park to host the Houston Dynamo. After falling behind by two goals behind very uneven play, the Timbers rallied behind Lucas Melano, Diego Valeri and some good fortune to pull out a 3 to 2 win at Providence Park.

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.

Feisty Timbers use complete team effort to break losing streak, defeat Whitecaps 4 to 2

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After four consecutive 2 to 1 matches on the scoreboard with 3 of those being losses, the Portland Timbers were hoping to rebound against their longtime rivals from the North, the Vancouver Whitecaps. With injuries affecting the roster, the Timbers used a complete effort and goals from 4 different players to secure an emotional, hard fought 4 to 2 victory over the Caps in front of a sellout crowd at Providence Park.

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.

Injuries continue to pile up for Portland Timbers, team adds Amobi Okugo to roster

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With injuries piling up all over the current roster, the Portland Timbers made a move to add some depth to their defensive corps. The team waived little used forward Michael Seaton and added six year vet Amobi Okugo in separate deals to bring the roster back up to 28 players. We take a look at the roster makeup, talk injuries, and where Okugo might fit best within the attack.

Portland Timbers stumble through 2 to 1 loss to NYCFC as they can't overcome challenges

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New York City FC forward David Villa has been one of the best scorers in MLS so far this season, and he added another one to his tally in the 11th minute off a diagonal pass from R.J. Allen. The...

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.

Gleeson's second half heroics help preserve Portland Timbers 2 to 1 win over Toronto FC

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Liam Ridgewell was back on the pitch for the Timbers, and the defense responded with a better effort. There were still issues, but overall, the backline seemed to be in much better spirits and the performance matched that.Jennifer Kesgard, community...

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.

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Portland Timbers start sluggish, but finish with goal flourish to defeat Sporting KC

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It was a busy Timbers week with CCL action followed by another regular season match at home. Portland lost to Sporting KC in their last MLS action when their offense struggled, and they were put into a hole with an early ejection, but their defense held and the offense finally cashed in with a late flurry for a huge home win.