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How to Watch MLS in Week 24, TV and Streaming Listings

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The 2017 MLS season is approaching the home stretch. Check out our Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View

Three Big Storylines:
  1. After taking a few weeks off, Friday night MLS is back and they have an excellent game to return to as the New York Red Bulls travel to Cascadia to take on the Portland Timbers.

D.C. United signs goalkeeper Steve Clark

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Steve Clark is heading back to MLS.

The former Columbus Crew keeper has signed on with D.C. United.The 31-year-old goalkeeper left the Crew last year for AC Horsens in the Danish Super League. He started 17 matches in Denmark before returning to the States.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 23

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Both playoff races in Major League Soccer experienced shake ups during a busy weekend slate that featured 10 games.

Clint Dempsey once again stepped into the starring role for the Seattle Sounders in a win over Sporting KC. (READ)

Toronto FC thumped the Portland Timbers with four second-half goals.

Timber Cruise: Toronto FC 4, Portland Timbers 1

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A loss in Toronto is hardly something to hang your head about this year. This TFC team is on pace to finish as one of the best in MLS history, and at 8-0-3 heading into Saturday's game the Reds were tied with the Houston Dynamo for the best home record in MLS.

So Saturday's game was always going to be a difficult proposition, which unquestionably informed the Timbers' decision not to press Fanendo Adi and Liam Ridgewell back into duty.

MLS Ticker: Fire sign Richard Sanchez, Carlos Gruezo earns additional suspension and more

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The Chicago Fire have added another reinforcement, this one being goalkeeper Richard Sanchez.

The goalkeeper was acquired through MLS' Allocation Process, after the club got the No. 6 spot from the Portland Timbers. In exchange went the No. 19 spot and the Fire's third-round draft pick in next year's draft, but if Sanchez plays five or more times for Chicago, the Timbers will instead receive Chicago's second-round draft pick.

Around The Forest: Portland Timbers struggling with defensive issues

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The MLS transfer window closes, DC United the busiest team in MLS and more transfer news!

Portland:

Portland Timbers have struggled to find consistency on backline this season due to injuries | OregonLive.com
Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter started his preferred center back pairing in Liam Ridgewell and Larrys Mabiala for the first time this season in Portland's 3-1 win over the LA Galaxy last week.

The Best of MLS: Week 22

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One of Major League Soccer's biggest superstars rose to the occasion in the biggest game of the weekend, while an Eastern Conference side surprised many with a victory at home over one of the top Western Conference clubs.

In addition to those performances, a rookie center back continued his stellar season and one of the best playmakers in MLS unleashed another stunning strike.

Around The Forest: Christian Pulisic scores goal to open the Bundesliga

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VAR makes it debut, David Accam staying in Chicago? Chelsea lose to Arsenal in Community Shield and more!

Portland:

Diego Valeri's dreams, on and off the field, have come true in Portland - ESPN FC
Diego Valeri stands barefoot on the terrace overlooking the backyard and surveys his domain.

Timbers earn first home win since June by taking down Galaxy

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An 11 a.m. start was an early morning rise for the Portland Timbers, but they made the best of it. The hosts gathered their first win at Providence Park since June 10 in a 3-1 victory over the LA Galaxy.

It didn't take long for the Timbers to get on the scoreboard by way of a corner kick. In the sixth minute, David Guzman's ball drove through the six-yard box and ended up at Liam Ridgewell, who ran toward the far post, and headed into the Galaxy net.

Around The Forest: La Liga refuses cash from PSG for Barcelona’s Neymar

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See where in the top ten players Diego Valeri lands, Alexi Lalas talks MLS and more.

Portland:

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MLS WORKS announced during halftime of the 2017 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target on Wednesday the 2017 MLS WORKS Community MVP, Keith Palau.

Kick Off time changed for Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy

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Brunch PTFC style!

As the Thorns announced earlier today that they were changing the kick off time in response to the record heat the northwest and Portland in particular. The Timbers are now doing the same thing for their match up against the LA Galaxy on Sunday. Right now the forecast calls for temps well into the 90's on Sunday.

Around The Forest: PSG will pay Neymar’s €222m release clause

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Diego Valeri makes team of the week, what does David Villa really think about Real Madrid? And more!

Portland:

Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri earns place in MLS Team of the Week (Wk 21) | Portland Timbers
On the road in Houston on Saturday, Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri put on quite a show.

Around The Forest: FC Dallas’ Kellyn Acosta could end up in Europe this summer

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Valeri in the All-Star skill competition, Sigi Schmid cautiously optimistic, USWNT beat Brazil and more!

Portland:

Valeri, De Rosario lead Blue team to victory in 2017 MLS Skills Challenge | MLSsoccer.com
Less than 24 hours after notching a goal and an assist for the Portland Timbers, midfielder Diego Valeri stood over his team's final penalty in Sunday's MLS Skills Challenge presented by FIFA 18.

Juan David Cabezas saves Dynamo from stumbling at home in draw with Timbers

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The Houston Dynamo had to come from behind on two occasions on Saturday to preserve their unbeaten record at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Juan David Cabezas headed home an equalizer in the 81st minute to split the points between the Dynamo and the Portland Timbers as Saturday's match ended, 2-2. The draw helped the Dynamo gain a bit of ground on rival FC Dallas in the Western Conference standings, as they now sit two points back of the other Texas team in MLS.

MLS Ticker: Timbers sign Bill Tuiloma, Rapids name Padraig Smith interim GM, and more

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The Portland Timbers are adding another reinforcement to their defensive midfield for this season.

On Monday, theTimbers signed defensive midfielder and centerback Bill Tuiloma through the remainder of the 2017 season with an option to keep Tuiloma in Portland after that.Tuiloma, 22, comes to the Timbers by way of Olympique de Marseille, where the Kiwi international has been in the development system since 2013.

The Best of MLS Week 20: Daniel Royer, Sounders and more

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Major League Soccer returned from the international break with a bang as plenty of teams stood out in a double match week that featured 18 contests from Wednesday to Sunday.

The biggest winners of the week were the New York Red Bulls and Seattle Sounders, who combined for 15 goals in their four matches.

Ebobisse goal, assist leads Timbers past Whitecaps

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A first-time starter led the way for a very thin Portland Timbers squad as they took down Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place on Sunday.

First round draft pick Jeremy Ebobisse scored one goal and provided the assist on the other to earn his side a 2-1 road victory in a Cascadia Cup match.

The Timbers came into this match depleted by injuries, international call-ups, and a red card suspension to Fanendo Adi.

New York Red Bulls

Soccer TV: Portland Timbers vs New York Red Bulls

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Friday's soccer TV has the New York Red Bulls on the road in Portland. The 2017-18 La Liga season begins on beIN Sport and Bayern Munich is in action in the Bundesliga on FS1. Also on the soccer TV schedule, Liga MX on Univision Deportes.

Portland Timbers vs New York Red Bulls on FS1 at 10pm.

Storylines: Portland Timbers vs New York Red Bulls

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The Timbers look to take three points from the visiting Red Bulls.

The Story So Far

The Timbers traveled to Toronto, where the wheels fell off in spectacular fashion - sending the Green and Gold back to the pacific northwest with something to think about. The less we rehash the better, though on the brightside Diego Valeri notched his 50th goal with the club.

Toronto FC

Around The Forest: Cristiano Ronaldo suspended for five matches

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Kenny Saief's summer isn't getting any better, Houston DP Tomás Martínez wants more, Coutinho left out of Liverpool's UCL Playoff squad and more..

Portland:

Quotes & Notes | Toronto FC 4, Portland Timbers 1 | Aug. 12, 2017 | Portland Timbers
Post match quotes and notes vs Toronto FC

Major League Soccer:

For Quakes' academy and others, goal is global foothold for U.

TFC thumps Timbers with dominant second half performance

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After a slow first half, three goals scored in the span of 18 minutes were enough for Toronto FC to run away with a ninth home win in 2017.

TFC was far from deadly in the first 45 minutes, but a dominant second half saw the Canadian side cruise past the Portland Timbers, 4-1.

Portland Timbers at Toronto FC: Preview Interview

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The Portland Timbers are headed over the border into Canada to take on Toronto FC this weekend. Taking points in Toronto has been a difficult proposition this season — the Reds are still unbeaten at home after 23 games — but with a handful of results on the road hope remains that the Timbers can get a result.

LA Galaxy

Storylines: Toronto FC vs Portland Timbers

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The Timbers head back to the Great White North, this time to Toronto.

The Story So Far

The Timbers did everyone a solid by spanking the LA Galaxy at home and picking up a much needed three points, thanks to goals from Diego Valeri, Liam Ridgewell and Alvas Powell. It was a happy day in Soccer City USA.

Soccer Made in Portland: 2017 Episode 29

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Jamie and Chris return to the microphone to discuss the Portland Timbers' 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy, recap the Portland Thorns' 2-1 triumph over the Houston Dash, and to look ahead to which Timbers may be leaving in the offseason.

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Portland Timbers Take Down LA Galaxy 3-1; VAR Debuts at Providence Park

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The Portland Timbers extended their unbeaten run to three games with today's 3-1 home win over the spiraling LA Galaxy. Shaky defender but an overwhelming attacking carried the Timbers past the 9th place Galaxy.

The Timbers got the scoring started early, notching their first goal in just the 5th minute.

Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [11:00]

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The Portland Timbers are back at it bright and early today as they host the LA Galaxy. The side are approaching full fitness for the first time in months — Gbenga Arokoyo aside — and today's match should prove to be a window into the Timbers' potential to make a push for the playoffs in the final third of the season.

Houston Dynamo

Previewing Houston Dynamo vs. Real Salt Lake with RSL Soapbox

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We spoke with Matt Montgomery at RSL Soapbox to discuss the upcoming match between the Dynamo and Real Salt Lake

The Houston Dynamo are back on the road following their 2-2 draw to the Portland Timbers and while being on the road might not be the most exciting thing for Dynamo fans to see, it is encouraging following their recent road trip.

Houston Dynamo 2, Portland Timbers 2: Rate the Players and Quick Thoughts

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How did you think the Dynamo players performed in their 2-2 draw with the Portland Timbers?

At the beginning of the year I introduced a new way for the Dynamo Theory community to be a part of Player Ratings. After matches everyone will get a chance to submit how each player did on a scale of 1 to 10 which will be averaged out in a later article.

Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers Final Score: Dynamo stay unbeaten at home

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Timbers unlucky to walk away with just a point as Houston preserve their unbeaten record.

Things in Houston were hot before the whistle even blew to start the game. At a steamy 99 degrees outside, the high heat threatened to delay the start of the game but official readings came in under 92 degrees and things got underway on time.

Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers: How to watch, lineups and more

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The Timbers are in town.

Who

Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers

What

The Dynamo are hosting the Timbers on Saturday night. Houston finally got their first road win of the season last weekend over DC United. After losing to the Timbers earlier in the season the Dynamo will be looking to walk away with three points.

Pick the Houston Dynamo Starting XI against the Portland Timbers

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Who's in your starting XI?

The Houston Dynamo were finally able to get their first win on the road in their 3-1 win over D. C. United which completed a successful 4 points out of 6 in their two game road trip. The Dynamo came out strong in the first half with goals coming from Andrew Wenger, Mauro Manotas, and homegrown product Memo Rodriguez.

Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers Preview: Dynamo look to make up for early season loss against Timbers this weekend

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Houston host the Timbers this weekend as they look to keep unbeaten at home streak alive.

The Portland Timbers are in town this weekend and Houston are ready to defend their home field and unbeaten home record. Houston and Portland are sitting 3rd and 4th, respectively in the Western Conference standings heading into the weekend.

Storylines: Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers

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The Timbers look to make it two in a row on the road

The Story So Far...

The Timbers made their trip to the great white north with barely a squad, and came out with a win. Honestly I didn't have a lot of hope going into this match, being so shorthanded. But they proved me wrong and took all three points on the road.

Portland Thorns

Soccer Made in Portland: 2017 Episode 28 with Caleb Porter

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Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter returns to the show to talk youth development, his team's late-game yips, and the end of the summer transfer window. Jamie and Chris recap the Timbers' 2-2 draw at Houston, run down the latest injury list, and look ahead to the Portland Thorns' weekend showdown with the Houston Dash.

Soccer Made in Portland: 2017 Episode 27

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Jamie and Chris return to rehash the Portland Timbers' meltdown against Real Salt Lake, to discuss the resurrection in Vancouver, and to look back at a key six-point week for the Portland Thorns.

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Vancouver Whitecaps

Portland Timbers Reclaim Their House in the Middle of BC, Beat Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1

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Things looked dire for the Portland Timbers' coming into tonight's match, but a strong team effort and big performances at both ends of the pitch from Jake Gleeson and Jeremy Ebobisse saw the team run out the 2-1 winners over the Vancouver Whitecaps, snapping their winless skid and giving the teams some breathing room above the dreaded red line.

Portland Timbers at Vancouver Whitecaps: How to Watch, Previews, Match Chat [4:00]

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The Portland Timbers have limped up to Canada to take on their northern rivals, the Vancouver Whitecaps. Riddled with injuries, call ups, and suspensions, the Timbers have a heady task before them if they want to break the side's current six game winless streak and retake a spot among the competitive sides in the West.

The Rest

Philadelphia Union Academy duo invited to United States U14 camp in Portland

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Dante Huckaby and Selmir Miscic among group of 36 players called up

Philadelphia Union Academy teammates Dante Huckaby and Selmir Miscic are heading to Portland for a United States U14 team training camp.

The duo were among 36 players to receive invites from U14 head coach Clint Peay.

Portland Timbers at Toronto FC: How to Watch, Previews, Match Chat [3:00]

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The Portland Timbers schedule to close out the season is a difficult one and it starts with today's road match against league leaders Toronto FC. The Reds are three points clear at the top of the table and hold an unbeaten record at BMO Field where they will host the Timbers this afternoon.

For their part, the Timbers are looking to continue a current three game unbeaten run and maintain their spot above the red line in the Western Conference.

Timber Cruise: Portland Timbers 3, LA Galaxy 1

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The Portland Timbers need points. So by that measure, Sunday was a success. The Timbers currently sit on 1.42 points per game, which, on one hand, is sixth best in the Western Conference but, on the other hand, is only .06 PPG away from third.

The Timbers' place in the table, then, is equal parts precarious and promising with 10 games to play.