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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.