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Sounders will let fans self-select partial season-ticket package in 2017

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And we picked out the best games to choose.

If you aren't a season ticket holder you now have your opportunity to get seats to the 2016 MLS Cup title defense. The Seattle Sounders launched their single seat and partial season ticket packages today. Full season (17 MLS games and 2 friendlies) are still available as well.

Preseason Match Preview Interview: Once a Metro on the New York Red Bulls

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It is time for the Portland Timbers to get back on the pitch, so let's look to our SB Nation sister site, Once a Metro, to get some insight into the side's opponents in this evening's preseason opener, the New York Red Bulls. Or, if you are wondering what to expect from the Timbers themselves, you can find our answers over here and our match preview right here.

Caleb Porter

Timber Cruise: Portland Timbers 2, Vancouver Whitecaps 1

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Caleb Porter tried on Wednesday night. He tried hard.

For eight-and-a-half minutes of his ten-minute press conference Porter qualified every bit of praise. He found every nit that there was to pick. He insisted that he still wanted more out of his team — more fitness, more goalscoring, more sharpness on the ball, more defensive discipline.

After months of transfer rumors, Porter determined to put Nagbe in position to succeed with Timbers

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Caleb Porter has obviously heard the chatter. Throughout the offseason, any discussion regarding the future of the Portland Timbers has inevitably turned towards Darlington Nagbe. Just over a year removed from winning an MLS Cup, the Timbers' offseason has centered around the potential of losing a player that remains one of the team's biggest pieces.

Diego Valeri

Portland Timbers Close Out Invitational with 2-1 Win Over Vancouver Whitecaps

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The Portland Timbers finished out their preseason invitational with a win, beating the Vancouver Whitecaps comfortably despite the close 2-1 scoreline.

The Timbers took it to the visiting Whitecaps for early on in the match, dominating possession and creating a series of chances with their sharp passing and interplay.

Portland Timbers Win First Half, Lose Second in 1-1 Draw Against Seattle Sounders

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In their third match of the season the Portland Timbers got on the scoresheet first, but they could not make the advantage last against the Seattle Sounders and ended the night with a 1-1 draw.

The Timbers started the match with an XI that looked like it would not be out of place in March, missing only Alvas Powell, Darington Nagbe, and and Sebastian Blanco from their current first-choice lineup.

Sounders v Portland Timbers, Desert Friendlies: Preview

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Saturday's 5:30 PM game will be the first action for Seattle since winning MLS Cup 2016.

The Arizona phase of the Seattle Sounders preseason continues with a friendly against the Portland Timbers. This is Seattle's first match since winning MLS Cup. The Timbers already lost to Red Bulls and NK Istra 1961 in their earlier preseason friendlies.

Real Salt Lake

Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: Preseason Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers wrap up their slate of home preseason games on Wednesday with a match against their Cascadian rivals, the Vancouver Whitecaps. Both sides come into this match having draw their previous two games, so a decisive victory could put either side at the top of the Rose City Invitational's non-existent table, so long as they outscore the possible winner of the day's earlier match, Real Salt Lake vs.

Some Soccer News for Feb 10, 2017

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It's Day 41 of 2017.


MINNESOTA UNITED PRESEASON

The third 1-1 tie of the preseason, last night in Portland against the Whitecaps.

Matches:
Portland Invitational
-Thu Feb 9
MNUFC 1-1 Vancouver Whitecaps - 7:00pm CT - MU goal by VW Own Goal.

Timber Cruise: Portland Timbers 3, Real Salt Lake 3

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Welcome to the first edition of the Timber Cruise, a forest-level survey of the Timbers most recent game, this week their Preseason Tournament opener against Real Salt Lake.

The Timbers' priorities shift ever-so-gradually over the course of the preseason. In the first games in Tucson, the focus is fitness.

Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake: How to Watch, Previews, Preseason Match Chat [7:30]

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It is game time, everybody!

The Portland Timbers are back and the preseason invitational is underway at Providence Park tonight as Minnesota United and the Vancouver Whitecaps open for the main event: the Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake.

With the Timbers planning on running out their starting XI in tonight's match, what we see today should prove to be the prototype for the Timbers early in the season.

Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake: Preseason Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers are back on their home turf today as they face off against Real Salt Lake on the opening day of this year's preseason invitational. Coming hot on the heels of Minnesota United vs. the Vancouver Whitecaps, the match will be the Timbers' chance at earning their first preseason win of the year after drawing in last week's match against the Seattle Sounders.

Some Soccer News for Feb 7, 2017

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It's Day 38 of 2017.


MINNESOTA UNITED PRESEASON

Several players have been released from the training camp roster by Minnesota United. (And a couple others newsworthy items here too.) By Megan Ryan of the Star Tribune.

Released:
  • Sammy Ndjock
  • Lance Laing
  • Duke LaCroix
  • Andrew Tinari
  • Marco Carducci
  • Charlie Lyon
  • David Goldsmith

The only unsigned players left with the team are:
  • Tiago Calvano
  • Eugene Starikov
  • Raul Gonzalez

Matches:
Portland Invitational
-Thu Feb 9
MNUFC v Vancouver Whitecaps - 7:00pm CT
-Sun Feb 12
MNUFC v Portland Timbers - 7:00pm CT - Watch online at timbers.

Major League Soccer

MLS Ticker: Vermes unsure of Zusi position, Chara sent off by VAR, and more

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U.S. Men's National Team winger Graham Zusi has been surprisingly used at right back over the team's past few matches, and now he may face a change with his league team, Sporting Kansas City, as well.

Speaking at a Fan Forum on Thursday, Sporting KC head coach Peter Vermes and president Jake Reid commented on several topics, most notably the position of Zusi.

MLS Ticker: Borchers retires, Irwin re-signs with Toronto and more

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One of the most reliable center backs in recent MLS history has decided to hang up his boots after 14 seasons in the league. Nat Borchers, who played the last two seasons with the Portland Timbers, announced his retirement on Friday.

"I have given the game everything and will step away extremely grateful to have played 14 professional seasons," Borchers said.

MLS Ticker: Union sign Medunjanin, Red Bulls add defender, and more

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The Philadelphia Union appear to have added a key piece in building on their playoff appearance in 2016 with a new midfield signing.

Bosnian midfielder Haris Medunjanin has been signed by the team to a two year deal with an option for year three, the team announced. The team used TAM to buy down the contract for the former Maccabi Tel Aviv midfielder below the DP threshold.

MLS Ticker: Molino dealt to Minnesota, Atlanta adds another defender, and more

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On a day when Atlanta United dominated the MLS news cycle, its expansion cousin Minnesota United reportedly made a huge splash.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Minnesota will acquire winger Kevin Molino and goalkeeper Patrick McLean from Orlando City in exchange for $450,000 in general allocation money and $200,000 in targeted allocation money.

It’s Official: Timbers Bring Back Asprilla, Okugo; Sign Myers

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The Portland Timbers added a trio of players with Major League Soccer experience for the 2017 this morning, announcing the return of winger Dairon Asprilla, the re-signing of defender/midfielder Amobi Okugo, and the signing of free agent full back Chance Myers.

All three moves came to light over the weekend before this morning's announcement and now that they have been made official the Timbers have added significant depth to their lineup for 2017.

Timbers to Sign Free Agent Chance Myers

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Chance Myers has scored against (and for) the Portland Timbers. And now he' going to be a Timber.

On Saturday, The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg confirmed earlier rumors that the Timbers have signed Myers as a free agent.

A source confirmed to me that the Timbers have signed Chance Myers #RCTID #MLS https://t.

Timbers Add Preseason Matches Against LA Galaxy, NK Istra 1961

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The Portland Timbers have added two more dates to their preseason schedule in the run up to the 2017 Major League Soccer season.

As a part of their preseason camp in Tucson, AZ, the Timbers will face Croatian side NK Istra 1961 on January 31st, then the Timbers will round out their slate of preseason games with a road match against the LA Galaxy on February 25th.

2017 MLS SuperDraft Live Thread: Portland Timbers Pick 10th, 32nd

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Some people love it and some people hate it.

It is time for the 2017 MLS SuperDraft and the Portland Timbers hold the No. 10 and No. 32 picks in this year's college player give-away.

Although questions abound every year about the draft's continued relevance, this year's crop of college seniors, Generation Adidas players, and international signees boasts a number of players who look likely to contribute at the MLS level.

Major League Soccer Releases 2017 Schedule

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There is plenty going on today for fans of Portland soccer — signings, more signings, and the NWSL College Draft — but Major League Soccer waits for no man (or, clearly, woman), so it comes as no surprise that the league's schedule has been released in the middle of this already busy day.

After a quick look, the Portland Timbers' 2017 regular season schedule looks fairly well constructed, but as we are still in the era of uneven scheduling there are plenty of quirks to be found, particularly with expansion sides Atlanta United and Minnesota United entering the league.

Portland Timbers 2017 adidas Home Jersey

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The Portland Timbers have unveiled their 2017 home jersey from Major League Soccer technical partner adidas. The popular club from the Pacific Northwest will done a primary shirt that introduces a new adidas design for the 2017/18 kit calendar. The new Timbers home jersey features a green and gold colorway inspired the team's classic NASL [.

MLS Ticker: Timbers close in on midfielder, Revs hit stadium roadblock and more

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The Portland Timbers appear to have found a replacement for the departed Lucas Melano, one who hopefully produces more in the final third than the disappointing designated player. According to ESPN, Caleb Porter's side is close to a deal with Argentinian midfielder Sebastian Blanco, who is also being hunted by Club America.

Freddy Adu

Timbers will not sign Adu following preseason stint

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Freddy Adu recently joined the Portland Timbers for preseason training, but that's all that will come out of the midfielder's stay with the team.

According to head coach Caleb Porter, Adu will not join the Timbers for the upcoming MLS season. The news comes just twoweeks after Adu joined the club for the start of MLS preseason.

Seattle Sounders v Portland Timbers, Desert Friendlies: News, lineup, updates, analysis

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The 1-1 draw was more notable for Clint Dempsey's return to play than any goal or save. Fanendo Adi and Harry Shipp scored for their respective sides. Freddy Adu played too.

The Arizona phase of the Seattle Sounders preseason continues with a friendly against the Portland Timbers. This is Seattle's first match since winning MLS Cup.

Freddy Adu trialing with Timbers

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The Portland Timbers are set to begin preseason training and a very familiar face isamong those trying to push for a roster spot ahead of the 2017 season.

Freddy Adu will join the Timbers for preseason training, according to Stumptown Footy. The 27-year-old midfielder previously played under current Timbers head coach Caleb Porter while a member of the U.

Sporting Kansas City

Timbers Acquire Lawrence Olum from Sporting Kansas City

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The Portland Timbers on Friday acquired defensive midfielder and centerback Lawrence Olum from Sporting Kansas City in exchange for the Timbers' natural 2018 first-round draft pick and $50,000 in general allocation money.

Olum, 32, returns to Portland after seeing his role in Kansas City expand over the course of the last two years, logging 19 all-competitors starts in 2016 after returning to Sporting from Kedah FA in Malaysia.

Timbers Select Cicerone and Hernandez in Round 4 of the SuperDraft

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The Portland Timbers selected forward Russell Cicerone and defensive midfielder Romilio Hernandez in Round 4 of the MLS SuperDraft on Tuesday morning.

Lacking a pick in the Third Round of the SuperDraft as a result of the trade with New York City that netted the Timbers the rights to Gbenga Arokoyo, the Timbers made two selections in the Fourth Round.

The Rest

Timbers Trade Rodney Wallace’s Rights to NYCFC

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On Wednesday afternoon the Portland Timbers traded their rights to Rodney Wallace to New York City FC in exchange for $75,000 of 2017 general allocation money and $50,000 of 2018 targeted allocation money.

Wallace, 28, appears poised to return to MLS after a year abroad with FC Arouca in Portugal's top flight and Sport Recife in Brazil's first division.

Palmer-Brown, Ebobisse headline U.S. U-20 roster for CONCACAF U-20 Championships

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A spot in the Under-20 World Cup is on the line for the U.S. Under-20 Men's National team, and head coach Tab Ramos has called in a series of experienced professionals and highly-touted rookies to help lift his side to this summer's tournament.

Portland Timbers rookie Jeremy Ebobisse, Sporting KC centerback Erik Palmer-Brown and goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann headline the 20-player roster bound for the CONCACAF U-20 Championship, which runs from Feb.

Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers, Desert Friendlies: Highlights, stats and quotes

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The Sounders staff (and the fans) got a better look at how the squad is taking shape in 2017.

The Seattle Sounders played their first match of the 2017 preseason, and that's exactly what it looked like. A mixed squad with plenty of new players got up to real game speed and got to know each other better, all while putting in a respectable performance against the Timbers.

Timbers U23s Relocate to Salem

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The Portland Timbers U23s have been approved for relocation to Salem, Oregon, the team and United Soccer League league announced Friday.

Capital FC Timbers, a Timbers Academy alliance club since 2013, will assume day-to-day operations of the U23s. The Timbers will continue to provide resources for the PDL club.

Done at Last: Timbers Sign Sebastian Blanco

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They say good things come to those who wait.

And through a roller-coaster transfer saga, Portland Timbers fans have been eagerly awaiting final word on Sebastian Blanco for more than three weeks.

On Wednesday they got it as ESPN's Jeff Carlisle reported Sebastian Blanco is, at long last, a Timber.

White Smoke? Blanco Reportedly Coming to Portland

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The Portland Timbers may have their man.

Multiple outlets in Argentina, led by Cesar Luis Merlo of TyC Sports, are reporting that the Timbers have acquired Argentine midfielder from San Lorenzo de Almagro Sebastian Blanco for $5 million.

Sebastián Blanco se irá al Portland de la MLS.

Danladi, Robinson, Lewis first three selected in MLS Draft

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The 2016 MLS Draft started with a flurry, and several teams took the opportunity to move up during Friday's festivities to snag highly-coveted prospects.

Friday's first two selections went to form as Minnesota United selected UCLA's Abu Danladi before Atlanta Untied bolstered their defense by making Syracuse star Miles Robinson the No.

Portland Timbers Select Michael Amick with No. 32 Pick in 2017 MLS SuperDraft

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The Portland Timbers made their big splash early in the draft when they traded up to take Jeremy Ebobisse with the No. 4 pick. Now Ebobisse has some company in the Timbers' rookie class after Caleb Porter and company took UCLA center back Michael Amick with the No. 32 pick.

The Bruins' captain since his sophomore year and a regular contributor since he was a freshman, Amick played 73 games over the course of his four years with the Bruins.

Portland Timbers Trade for No. 4 Pick, Select Jeremy Ebobisse

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There are always trades aplenty on draft day and this year the Portland Timbers got in on the action, trading $100,000 in general allocation money, the No. 10 pick, and an international slot for the Houston Dynamo's No. 4 pick, which they promptly used to select 19 year old Generation Adidas forward Jeremy Ebobisse out of Duke University.

Timbers Sign Clarke and Arboleda; Usher in New Development Era

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On Thursday the Portland Timbers announced they have signed Rennico Clarke and Victor Arboleda, a pair of T2 products, to first-team contracts. Together with homegrown player Marco Farfan, Arboleda and Clarke make three 2016 T2 contributors now signed to the first team. But more than just an infusion of young talent into the first team, the signings of Arboleda and Clarke represent the first wave of a new development era in Portland.