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SBI MLS Goal of the Week: Diego Valeri

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Bill Hamid named to 2014 MLS All-Star Game

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The homegrown player and DC local will get to face the mighty Bayern Munich August 6 in Portland.

While earlier in the week MLS released the fan voting for All-Stars to face vaunted Bundesliga team Bayern Munich for the All-Star game in Portland on August 6, MLS All-Star (and Portland Timbers coach) Caleb Porter named the squad that will be facing the Germans, and goalkeeper Bill Hamid being the sole representative for D.

Timbers rally late for rare comeback win

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By MIKE DONOVAN

PORTLAND, Ore.- For the first time in its MLS franchise history, the Portland Timbers came back from a halftime deficit to win a match, knocking off the Colorado Rapids, 2-1, Friday night at Providence Park.

Maxi Urruti and Diego Valeri's second half goals overcame an early Deshorn Brown tally as Portland was able to win for the first time at home in more than two months.

SBI MLS Save of the Week: Donovan Ricketts

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US Open Cup Quarterfinals: MLS teams advance to the semifinals

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MLS had good results in the quarterfinals of the 2014 US Open Cup, with four MLS teams advancing to the semifinals. Read More

MLS announces roster for inaugural Homegrown Game

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By DAN KARELL

The next big stars in Major League Soccer will be on display in Portland next month.

MLS announced that they've selected 20 Homegrown players to take part in the inaugural Homegrown Game, which will take place on Aug.

Honors even as Timbers draw Sounders in thrilling encounter

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By MARK HORNISH

Carson, Calif -Maybe it was World Cup fever, or the constant barrage of fireworks lighting up the sky about the Stub Hub Center, but the fans came out in droves to watch the LA Galaxy and Portland Timbers battle to a 2-2 draw before a festive and sold out crowd of 27,000 at the StubHub Center.

Olum’s goal the difference as Sporting KC knocks off Timbers

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By MIKE DONOVAN

PORTLAND, Oregon Three days after the Portland Timbers beat Sporting Kansas City in U.S. Open Cup, Kansas City returned the favor, knocking off the host Timbers, 1-0 at Providence Park Friday night. Lawrence Olum had the lone goal as the visitors withstood a major possession disadvantage to move into a tie for first place in Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference.

MLS Ticker: Timbers sign third DP; Xavi linked again with NYC FC; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter is hoping that his latest defensive signing is one that can be a big presence in the back line for the long-term.

The Timbers announced on Wednesday that they've signed long-time English Premier League defender Liam Ridgewell to a multi-year contract as the team's third Designated Player.

Timbers purchase and sign Adi as Designated Player

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By RYAN TOLMICH

A month-and-a-half after acquiring him on loan, the Portland Timbers have seen all they need to see fromFanendo Adi.

The Timbers announced Monday that they have exercised their option to purchase the 23-year-old forward from Danish side FC Copenhagen and signed him to a multiyear deal as a Designated Player.

Who are the biggest underacheivers in MLS?

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MLS has already produced several clubs this season that can't seem to make the necessary adjustments on the field. Read More

FC Dallas loses more than just a lead in Portland

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For all the good FC Dallas had built for itself in the first 70 minutes of it's midweek game in Portland, blowing the lead and leaving with only a point is not the worst thing the team lost. FC Dallas is looking at a string of suspensions that could last multiple games for both Blas Perez and Fabian Castillo adding woe for a team already short on players.

MLS Scores: Montreal 2 – DC United 4, Portland 2 – FC Dallas 2

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Montreal lost to DC United and Portland drew with FC Dallas as MLS completes its schedule prior to the World Cup break. Read More

Kah’s stoppage-time goal salvages draw for Timbers against nine-man Dallas

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By MIKE DONOVAN

PORTLAND, Ore. Pa Modou Kah scored a 94th-minute equalizer Wednesday as the Timbers came back from a two-goal deficit to draw with a FC Dallas side that ended the match with nine players on the field.

In the final MLS match before the World Cup, Fabian Castillo and Blas Perez scored first-half goals for FC Dallas, but late Will Johnson and Kah goals were enough for Portland to salvage the 2-2 draw in front of another sellout crowd at Providence Park.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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By DAN KARELL

Major League Soccer's first half of the season wraps up with two matches tonight before the league takes a two-week break during the World Cup group-stage.

Leading off the evening is an Eastern Conference showdown between two teams at opposite spectrums of the standings.

Fanendo Adi wins MLS Player of the Week

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Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi wins the MLS Player of the Week award with two goals in week 14. Read More

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Fanendo Adi

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By DAN KARELL

Since being acquired on loan less than a month ago, Fanendo Adi has quickly proven the goal scorer the Portland Timbers were looking for.

The Nigerian forward scored his third and fourth goals of the season on Saturday night as the Timbers defeated Real Salt Lake for the first time ever at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Adi brace helps Timbers snap winless streak against RSL

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By TYLER GRAY

The Portland Timbers finally did what they were unable to do in their previous 11 matches against Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium.

The Timbers secured their second victory ever over the claret-and-cobalt since they first entered MLS in 2011 when they triumphed, 3-1, over a 10-man RSL on Saturday night.

MLS Week 14: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

One of Major League Soccer's youngest rivalries steps back into the spotlight this weekend as Real Salt Lake host the Portland Timbers in a likely sold-out Rio Tinto Stadium.

It's the eighth time in the last 12 months that these two clubs are facing off, and with the Timbers beginning to turn their season around, it should make for a great match.

SBI MLS Goal of the Week: Will Johnson

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SBI MLS Player of the Week: Pedro Morales

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By TATE STEINLAGE

Pedro Morales gave Whitecaps fans a star-powered effort on a busy afternoon in Vancouver's 4-3 victory over the Portland Timbers Sunday.

The 29-year-old midfielder converted on two penalty kicks in the first 26 minutes and added two second-half assists in a match that saw both a Whitecaps surge and snuff out the Timbers's near-revival.

Whitecaps defeat Timbers in seven-goal slugfest

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By MIKE DONOVAN

PORTLAND, Ore. Since the Whitecaps and Timbers joined MLS in 2011, Vancouver has searched for its first victory over its Cascadia Cup rival for more than three seasons. Sunday in Portland, the Whitecaps finally got over the hump defeating the Timbers by the score of 4-3.

MLS Week 13: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

A busy weekend of international friendlies and MLS action wraps up with an always anticipated Cascadia Cup match-up between the host Portland Timbers and visiting Vancouver Whitecaps.

The Timbers are playing on short-rest but are coming off an easy 2-0 victory at Chivas USA, where a number of starters were rested as head coach Caleb Porter kept his eye on this Sunday's match.

Are the Portland Timbers an MLS contender?

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The Portland Timbers give their fans a glimpse of hope with a two-game win streak, but they need more to turn around their season. Read More

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Friday’s Soccer TV: Portland vs Colorado and Liga MX Apertura

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The Portland Timbers host the Colorado Rapids on Friday's soccer TV schedule and the Liga MX 2014 Apertura season kicks off. Read More

Soccer TV: Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas

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It's the eve of the 2014 World Cup and MLS puts Portland vs Dallas on ESPN2 for an option on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Seattle Sounders

SBI Monday Rewind: Huge crowd gives Sounders boost in derby; World Cup sets U.S. media records; and more

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

It was already technically Monday on the east coast when the Seattle Sounders were still reacting to their derby win over the Portland Timbers in front of more than 62,000 fans. With goals from Clint Dempsey and Marco Pappa, the Sounders found a second-half surge to continue the Timbers' struggles this season and win 2-0.

Second-half blitz pushes Sounders past Timbers

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By JASON MITCHELL

SEATTLE Unfortunately for the Portland Timbers, the Seattle Sounders are just about unbeatable when they open up their entire stadium.

In the 86th installment of a rivalry spanning five decades and six leagues, Seattle received second-half goals from Clint Dempsey and Marco Pappa on Sunday night, earning a 2-0 win over the Timbers in front of 64,207 at CenturyLink Field.

Sporting Kansas City

Portland Timbers 0, Sporting Kansas City 1: Three things from Portland's draw (video)

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A spirited second half comeback by the Portland Timbers was not enough to overcome a 24th minute goal from Former USL Timber Lawrence Olum as the they lost 0-1 to Sporting Kansas City at Providence Park.

Smash and Grab

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It wasn't a pretty game, not even close. Sporting KC, dressing only 16 players for the game, was able to take all three points on the road at Providence Park beating the Portland Timbers 1-0 in a classic smash and grab operation.

Portland had the better of play throughout most of the game.

Game Day 16: Sporting Take on Portland: Take 2

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Tuesday is a night that Sporting KC would really rather forget. They lost 3-1 to the Portland Timbers and bowed out of the US Open Cup. KC though will have to relive that tomorrow when they'll take on the Timbers in Portland. On the other hand they'll get an immediate opportunity for payback against the Timbers.

KC Bow Out of the Open Cup

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For the fourth time in five seasons, Kansas City bowed out of the US Open Cup at home, falling 3-1 to the Portland Timbers at Sporting Park. The Timbers jumped out to a 3-0 lead before a Soony Saad PK pulled Kansas City closer to make the final few minutes a little more interesting, but it ended up not being enough in the first of two matches this week.

Sporting Get to Know Portland This Week

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Sporting KC and the Portland Timbers will get to know each other quite well over the next four days. The two teams will meet twice in short order in two separate competition. Tomorrow night at Sporting Park, the two will meet up in the fourth round of this year's US Open Cup. Then on Friday the two teams will meet in Portland as MLS regular season play returns.

Sporting Will Head West if They Advance

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Sporting Kansas City will be headed West should they beat the Portland Timbers tomorrow night at Sporting Park. The draw for the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup was held today and for the first time in this year's tournament, Sporting will be forced to travel if they win. The winner of the Sporting and Portland match will travel to face the winner of the San Jose vs Seattle game on July 9th.

Sporting KC Will Host US Open Cup 5th Round if They Defeate Minnesota

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Sporting Kansas City will get another home game in the US Open Cup if they can get by Minnesota United in a couple weeks on the 18th.

Today the draw was held for the fifth round of the US Open Cup. Sporting Kansas City and Minnesota were draw together with the Portland Timbers and Orlando City U23.

Manchester City

Portland Timbers And 4 Other Clubs Chasing Signing of Joleon Lescott

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Joleon Lescott, the 31-year old central defender, was let go by Manchester City but Lescott's value remains high as up to five clubs are reportedly interested in his services.

If Lescott wants to remain in England, then Aston Villa and West Ham are options. Portland Timbers, meanwhile, can offer consistent playing time.

Reports: Timbers make big offer for Lescott

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By RYAN TOLMICH

The Portland Timbers have reportedly offered a $2 million deal to former Manchester City centerbackand current free agent Joleon Lescott.

The 31-year-old English defender is not currently under contract after being released by City at the conclusion of their 2013-14 title winning campaign.

Montreal Impact

Freedom Kicks for 5 June 2014: Stadium hearings, Concachamps, and Chromecasts

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MLS Ticker: Impact trade for Danso; Beitashour makes Iran roster; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

The Montreal Impact bolstered their back-line Monday by acquiring centerback Mamadou 'Futty' Danso from the Portland Timbers.

Danso, who has started nine games this season for the Timbers, will make the move to Montreal in exchange for a second round pick in the 2015 draft.